DOUGAL PHILPS showed nothing on his first two starts over timber but it was a different matter at Tramore recently when he led until collared close home. The remainder were a long way behind and with further progress likely he'll take some catching. Spot The Pro has come up against some decent performers and never been disgraced so he should get into the argument and winning point-to-pointer Never Complain will be better for his hurdling debut at Thurles in January where he showed plenty of potential. Rightville Boy was probably lucky to score between the flags at Askeaton when the leader fell at the last.
Butchers'boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 14, 37l behind Shanpallas (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd.
Farm Street (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division best, weakened 5 out, 16th of 18, well behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Kincora (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th before straight, ridden and no impression in 6th 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 22l behind Never Enough Time (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Milan Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Never better than mid-division, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Milan Bound (11-13) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Feb.
Milans Cross (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 10th 3 out and no impression when mistake next, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 32l behind Time Please (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl.
Milemarc (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 14, well behind Shanpallas (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gd.
Never Complain (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Prominent and led from 3rd, headed 2 out and soon no extra, weakened, 6th of 18, 24l behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Rightville Boy (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Ww, prog 3out, 2nd 2out, 1 1/2l down when left in fr last, won at Askeaton 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Kemboy (12-0) by 8l, 5 ran.
Sea Light (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden in moderate 7th 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 29l behind Never Enough Time (11-12) at Cork 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression in moderate 6th approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 21l behind Time Please (11-4) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl.
Magic Missile (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Mid div best, wknd & pu 2out, in a race won by Wareeds Tune (11-7) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 15 ran.
Searenity (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear early, mid-division in 6th halfway, pushed along in 4th entering straight, no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 28l behind Byerley Babe (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mares mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Byron Blue (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Keen hold, led 4th, soon clear, slow jump next and reduced lead, headed before 2 out and soon no impression, 7th of 15, 26l behind Bayan (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
Dougal Philps 3-1 (11-7) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage approaching 2 out, ridden approaching last and kept on under pressure run-in, headed closing strides and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 12, hd behind Busted Tycoon (10-9) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Lurcher 11-2 (11-4) Chased leader in 6th, ducked left and ran out on bend approaching 4 out, in a race won by Busted Tycoon (10-9) at Tramore 2m 4yo mdn hdl, 12 ran.
Pep Talk (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Like A Bird.
Son Of York (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear and took keen hold, no extra and weakened 3 out, completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Crouching Harry (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Spot The Pro (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, challenged in 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 7l behind Bayan (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.