The betting suggested BILLYBUSTER would come good at Tramore earlier this month and he duly obliged with the minimum of fuss. He's been raised 10lb but looks progressive enough to go in again. Top weight Alajan went very close at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago and should be in the mix with a similar effort though today's ground is a worry. Hold The Fire remains a shade high in the weights so Monahullan Prince makes more appeal having finished ahead of What About Harry when third at Punchestown last time.
Alajan (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Prominent and led from 4th, ridden early straight and kept on under pressure, strongly pressed run-in and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Sir Loujay (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Tipped Up Harry 20-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden after 3 out, no extra before straight, 8th of 11, 25l behind Old Supporter (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109.
Faranadooney (USA) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 18, 29l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) in Sep.
Hold The Fire (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear, improved to track leaders before 4 out, lost place a bit from next, no impression from before 2 out, kept on, 6th of 15, 12l behind Fairy Court (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 8-1fav (11-6) Rear of mid-division, progress into 10th 3 out, ridden in 4th before next, no extra in 4th when slight mistake at last, 4th of 20, 15l behind Pivot Bridge (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Billybuster (IRE) 13-8fav (10-11) Made all, ridden 2 out, clear before last, kept on strongly, easily, won at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd beating Famous Ballerina (11-2) by 10l, 12 ran.
Gold Tantrum (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, 4th next, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 23l behind Billybuster (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Jackdillon (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always rear, lost touch approaching 3 out, 15th of 17, well behind Dawerann (11-1) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Monahullan Prince 14-1 (10-9) Held up early, improved to 8th halfway, 6th 2 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, 3rd last, no extra run-in and kept on same pace, 3rd of 19, 5l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
Rose's Emma (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Towards rear, some progress into mid-division 2 out, no extra before last, 10th of 16, 34l behind Old Theatre Royal (10-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Sep '10.
What About Harry (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, led 3rd, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 11l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Led, headed 4th and remained prominent, ridden early straight and no impression in 3rd at last, no extra and dropped to 5th run-in, 5th of 16, 6l behind Sir Loujay (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Sulki Rose (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 12th of 14, 28l behind Ballyspellan Lad (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Aug.
Brian The Warrior (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd before 4 out, closed before next, challenged and on terms before 2 out, dropped to moderate 4th last, no extra, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 17l behind Hello Louie (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Ta Blazes (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Waited with, 8th approaching 5 out, moderate 7th before 2 out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, well behind Pat Garrett (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft.
Ringned (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 22, 25l behind Push The Button (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr.
Josie S And B (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 15l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd.
Wisty (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 20, 35l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.