The former Ballydoyle inmate Acapulco hasn't had much racing for his age and has really struck form recently, though he was an unlikely winner over hurdles at Punchestown when a rival stopped to a walk on the run-in when looking home and hosed. He's an interesting runner on his chasing debut while Drawn N Drank ran his best race to date over fences over this track and trip last time though that was his eleventh start and he's been inconsistent. LUDO ET EMERGO would have taken a hand in the finish of that latter race but for unseating his rider at the last. That was only his eighth career start and he has enough scope to gain compensation. Dual winning hurdler Federici was making his chasing bow in that event and ran well enough to suggest he'll go well here while The Crafty Butcher did well over hurdles, defying a pedigree that is more in keeping with Flat racing.
Acapulco (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Tracked leaders on inner, headway on inner to lead 2 out, soon ridden, headed before last, no impression on leader at last, stayed on to regain lead close home, won at Punchestown 3m hvy in Apr '13 beating Rogue Angel (11-3) by 3/4l, 22 ran.
Afatcat 14-1 (11-12) Led, headed before 3rd, regained lead 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-5) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy.
City Line (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 6 out, 11th of 15, well behind Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar.
Drawn N Drank (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear, some headway from 6 out, went moderate 8th from before straight, moderate 4th from 2 out, left 3rd from last, stayed on well run-in in 2nd without troubling winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Domination (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Fahamore 14-1 (11-12) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, left poor 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 20l behind Leish Oscar (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs sft in Dec.
Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, jumped left at 6th, no impression in 7th 5 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 35l behind Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar.
Glen Ode (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, ridden in 5th and slight mistake 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 49l behind Aupcharlie (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs hvy.
Glenwood For Ever (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, closer in 7th after 5 out, pushed along in moderate 6th after 4 out, soon no extra, 5th of 9, well behind Toon River (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chase sft in Mar.
Ludo Et Emergo (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Prominent, led before straight, ridden approaching 2 out, joined but still every chance when pecked badly and unseated rider last, in a race won by Domination (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar, 12 ran.
Six Senses (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders early, 5th at 8th, soon weakened, trailing when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Si C'etait Vrai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase in Feb, 10 ran.
Smokey Joe Joe (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Led and clear, reduced lead 3rd, headed before straight, soon weakened and eased, 9th of 12, 45l behind Domination (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar.
The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Always behind, detached from 5th, no impression from 3 out, eased run-in, last of 12, well behind Valmy Baie (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 in Feb.
Federici 13-2 (11-4) In rear early, improved into mid-division approaching 7 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 8l behind Domination (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Mar.