Luke's Benefit has been well placed by Denis Hogan to win three times over timber and the same number over fences though he's now on his highest mark over hurdles. THEPARTYSOVER has gone up 6lb for beating Edmundo at Thurles but Martin Burke's claim wipes that out and a follow-up looks on the cards. Whiskey And Rye finally got off the mark with a battling display at Clonmel but an 8lb rise looks harsh. Treat Yourself started favourite in the race won by Luke's Benefit at Thurles but looked one-paced and may be a few pounds high. Torn Asunder won a Down Royal maiden on Boxing Day but ran poorly when fancied on his handicap debut at Punchestown in January.
Concrete And Clay 5-1 (11-3) Waited with towards rear, some headway in moderate 9th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening approaching last, 4th of 14, 8l behind Saint Gervais (11-7) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Apr.
Torn Asunder (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Settled in 6th, 5th 3 out and ridden in 6th before next, soon no extra, 6th of 9, 42l behind Rockyaboya (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Jan.
Tristram Shandy (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 8th after 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, 16th of 26, 43l behind Shariyan (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Made all, travelling best early straight and drew clear approaching last, stayed on well run-in, easily, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb beating Kilmainham (11-4) by 7l, 11 ran.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 4-1fav (11-6) Tracked leader in 3rd, 6th and pushed along 3 out, went 3rd after 2 out but no impression on easy winner, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Luke's Benefit (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Total Reality (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, well behind Rory Anna (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) hvy in Jan.
Thepartysover 14-1 (11-5) Waited with, closer in 6th approaching 5 out, 2nd into straight, just led before last, stayed on well run-in and always holding runner-up close home, won at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Feb beating Edmundo (10-7) by 1l, 14 ran.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, improved into 3rd entering straight, ridden in close 2nd 2 out, disputed lead last, soon led, kept on well under pressure, won at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb beating Fiery Oscar (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Bottle Rattler (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Luke's Benefit (10-8) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
Save My Blushes 20-1 (10-1) Prominent, no extra from 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Coole Avenue (11-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
Danequest (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon 6th, 5th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Dogora (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.