Sea Master is still a maiden after 31 career starts but there's a race in him somewhere and he could hardly go any lower in the ratings. Royal Sam is also a maiden but gave Shattered Dream a race at Down Royal last time though the longer trip is likely to suit the winner, who looks certain to go well for Gordon Elliott. ZEKARYA has only run twice over fences, winning at Limerick in January after finishing runner-up on his debut. He's been running well over hurdles and should get back to winning ways over the bigger obstacles.
El Fontan (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression from 3 out, 14th of 19, well behind Rockyaboya (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Mar.
Royal Sam (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Settled in mid-division, headway into 3rd approaching 3 out, led narrowly next, soon strongly pressed and headed last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Shattered Dream (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar.
Zekarya (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Prominent, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace in 2nd from 2 out, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Rockyaboya (11-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Mar.
Shattered Dream (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden after 3 out and challenged next, led last and kept on well under pressure to assert run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Mar beating Royal Sam (11-9) by 3l, 10 ran.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 5th 4 out, ridden and no impression from next, 5th of 10, 20l behind Hidden Future (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Daring Article (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, niggled along 7 out, no extra from 5 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Wilde Wit Pleasure (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Jan.
Knockgraffon King (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression in poor 9th when mistake 3 out and soon pulled up, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-6) at Navan 3m nov chs hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th and ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 6th when bad mistake 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-6) at Navan 3m nov chs hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Led and disputed, headed and ridden 3 out, soon no impression, tired in moderate 5th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Panther Claw (11-6) at Navan 3m nov chs hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Down Under (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division on inner, 11th halfway, headway into 5th 2 out, ridden to go 2nd approaching last, led run-in and kept on under pressure, won at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 gs in Mar beating Tales Of Milan (11-6) by 1/2l, 19 ran.
King Vuvuzela (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, no impression from next, 8th of 10, 27l behind Hidden Future (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Mid-division, 6th halfway, soon dropped towards rear, no threat in straight, 9th of 10, 34l behind Clashnabrook (9-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Nov.
Sea Master (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Prominent, led from 9th, ridden and went clear from 3 out, strongly pressed after next, headed at last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Wise Oscar (10-8) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-123 sft in Mar.