KALELLSHAN scored twice at the Festival in 2010 and can repeat the process. He was heavily supported on his comeback over hurdles here on Monday and carried a big weight to a five-length victory over Maxim Gorky. Back over fences this time where he's already won twice from three starts he gets the nod to complete a famous double. His Excellency was well beaten in the Plate on Wednesday but had earlier beaten today's rival Banna Man narrowly at Killarney. The runner-up is 5lb better off and can take his revenge though the veteran Un Hinged may prove even more of a threat as he has run well on the Flat since scoring over fences at Punchestown in May. Slieveardagh has been given a break since falling at the last in the race won by Raptor at Punchestown in May and he's a very useful chaser on his day with a close second in a Grade 3 the highlight so far.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 2-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2 out, under pressure in 2nd and 2 lengths down when fell last, in a race won by Raptor (10-13) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gd in May, 7 ran.
Free World (FR) 11-1 (10-6) Mid-division, hit 5th, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Edgardo Sol (11-0) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
His Excellency (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, swished tail halfway, 15th of 20, well behind Bob Lingo (10-3) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd.
Un Hinged (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 5th 4 out, went 2nd entering straight, soon ridden and disputed approaching last, narrowly headed run-in, kept on under pressure to lead on line, won at Punchestown 2m hcp chs sft in May beating Raptor (10-10) by ns, 10 ran.
I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, left 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 28l behind Raptor (10-13) at Punchestown 2m 2f chs gd in May.
Sports Line (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led and clear, some slight mistakes, reduced lead approaching straight, soon headed and weakened, 10th of 12, 31l behind Clarach (10-13) at Limerick 2m hdl in Jul.
Kalellshan (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Made all, clear from 3 out, stayed on well under pressure from next, won at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul beating Maxim Gorky (11-2) by 5l, 20 ran.
Darenjan (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) In rear, jumped slowly 1st, headway after 7th, went 4th 3 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Educated Evans (10-11) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Oct.
Supreme Doc (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, 3rd 6 out, improved to challenge after last, ridden in 2nd early straight, soon no impression winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Pride Of The Artic (10-13) at Galway 2m 6f chs sft in Jul.
Mirador Del Conde (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 10th 4 out, kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 16, 23l behind Victrix Gale (9-13) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs in Jul.
Banna Man (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 4th on inner 4 out, ridden from next, close 2nd at last, disputed lead run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind His Excellency (10-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs in Jul.
Paddy O Dee 8-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and strongly pressed from before 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 7th of 14, 22l behind Clara More (10-6) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jul.