GOLDEN KITE won this a year ago and Adrian Maguire will have him tuned up to complete the double. He had just over a length to spare over Jamsie Hall and can confirm the form on similar terms as a recent run over hurdles will have sharpened him up. Another veteran, Prince Rudi, arrives in winning form having gained a very easy success at Tipperary though the assessor has hit him with a massive 12lb rise. But he's still lower than his hurdles rating so has to be considered along with Rivage D'Or, who gained his first victory since 2012 at Kilbeggan last weekend and has the excellent claimer Kevin Sexton on board. Forever Gold scored over 2m5f here last month and was only narrowly beaten despite finishing sixth over hurdles at Listowel last week so looks a threat to all.
Jamsie Hall (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, closer in 7th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 14, 18l behind Chartreux (10-9) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 in May.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 50-1 (10-2) Behind, mistake and unseated rider 6th (bechers), in a race won by Pineau De Re (10-6) at Aintree 4m 3f (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.
Golden Kite (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led early, joined 4th, soon headed, prominent, reminders approaching 6 out, not much room approaching 2 out where not fluent, no extra and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 15, 9l behind Hareth (10-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-116 in May.
Romanesco (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, progress from 4 out, ridden in 5th after 3 out, no impression from 2 out, 6th of 16, 21l behind Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.
Tom Horn (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Prominent early, mistakes 1st and 2nd, soon mid-division, slight mistake 10th, 10th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 12th of 20, 49l behind Cootamundra (10-2) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
Rivage D'Or (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up, closed to chase leaders approaching 3 out, 3rd after next, 2nd before straight, challenged at last, gained narrow lead run-in and stayed on well won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd beating Zardsky (10-13) by 2l, 11 ran.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, slightly slow 3rd, dropped behind approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 46l behind Lord Ben (11-2) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Slight mistake 1st, mid-division, jumped right 3rd, 6th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, challenged and jumped right 3 out, soon led, ridden before 2 out where jumped right, clear before last where right again, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in May beating Ard Agus Fada (9-3) by 14l, 9 ran.
Thegreatjohnbrowne (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Prominent early, weakened quickly to rear 5th and pulled up before next, in a race won by Chartreux (10-9) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 in May, 14 ran.
Rodriguez (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Led, not fluent 3rd and joined, soon headed and 2nd from 6th, 3rd next, dropped to rear and reminder 9th, under pressure 6 out, dropped behind next, soon eased, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by You Must Know Me (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs in May, 4 ran.
Tinakellylad (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Soon led at slow pace, headed 5th, prominent, still 2nd approaching straight, soon lost place and no extra, 8th of 10, 17l behind Band Of Blood (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl in May.
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, progress from 4 out, went 5th after next, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no extra, 4th of 12, 37l behind Sadler's Risk (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 5f beg chs sft in May.
Forever Gold (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th before straight, soon squeezed for room, 6th at last, ran on without matching principals run-in, 6th of 17, 1 1/4l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, reminders from 5 out, no extra and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Rivage D'Or (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd, 11 ran.
Down Under (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, chasing leaders when not fluent on inner at 7th, 7th approaching straight, challenged and on terms last, soon led, headed and dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 22, 1/2l behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Cherryantor (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, slightly slow 8th, impeded by faller 5 out, moderate 6th after 2 out, chased leaders but no impression straight, left moderate 2nd and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Raajih (11-10) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.