There's no denying the chance of TREACY HOTELS BOY here despite the big field. Henry De Bromhead's charge was making his hurdling debut when coming with a strong late burst at Tramore only to just be denied by Time Please. Further progress looks guaranteed and he should prove too good for Popmurphy, who ran poorly on his return from a break at Fairyhouse and has to concede 8lb for a victory on the Flat in 2009. Danequest has come up against some smart opposition over timber but doesn't appear to have progressed and a bigger threat may emerge from Green Dragon, who was having his first start for Tony Martin at Wexford last month after showing promise on the Flat in France.
Popmurphy 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd 3 out, no impression in 5th when stumbled badly on landing 2 out and almost unseated rider, continued behind to finish, 20th of 25, well behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.
True Character (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Mistake 1st, soon mid-division, 9th 6 out, no extra from 4 out and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ballyadam Approach (11-4) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in May '12, 16 ran.
Gowithdflo (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, hung left and lost place from over 7f out, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gs in Mar '12.
Danequest (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th before straight, ridden in 5th and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 25l behind Whiskey And Rye (10-13) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Mar.
Kincora (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 13th early, kept on same pace from 4 out, 10th of 18, well behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Lurcher 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, moderate 5th into straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, well behind Spot The Pro (11-2) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Apr.
Matua Flyer (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden before straight, headed 2f out, no extra and weakened, 17th of 18, 48l behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun (flat).
Rory's Brother (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Spacious Sky (USA) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 13th of 16, well behind Not For You (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway and 3rd 3 out, slightly hampered next and left 2nd, no impression on winner before last, kept on well under pressure run-in, just failed, 2nd of 15, nk behind Time Please (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Curraghchase (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 14, 19l behind Shanpallas (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd in Apr.
Getoutwhenyoucan (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division best, moderate 11th halfway, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 16, 50l behind Not For You (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Green Dragon (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Towards rear, some late headway straight, never a danger, 7th of 15, 18l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr.
Pass The Ball (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Hudson Hope.
Star For Life (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Held up in last, struggling over 3f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Arch Villain (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct (flat).
Ballygill Katie (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, mistake and no extra from 4 out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Hannah's Lane (IRE) Westerner mare out of High Court Action.
Sailors Time (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 18, 31l behind Carhue (11-4) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Feb.
Unbreakablespirit (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division for most, no impression from 5 out, 13th of 18, well behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Dark Victory (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) (very poor visibility) always rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Storm Away (10-6) at Tramore 2m mrs N H flat in Apr.
La Femme Blanche (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Disputed early, soon chased leader, weakened to rear halfway, completely tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Ballymackrory (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, no extra and kept on same pace straight, 11th of 16, 38l behind Our Katie (11-2) at Cork 2m mrs N H flat in Apr.
Belmont Exit (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 19th of 25, well behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl gs in Apr.