Only four face the starter in this finale and Ballybriggan is still awaiting a first victory over fences, though is well treated on his hurdles form. Manger Hanagment has picked up a penalty for his win at Taunton but Gavin Sheehan takes off 5lb again while the handicapper may have Fred Bojangals where he wants him at present. MONARCH'S WAY still has a bit of scope and may have too much speed for his rivals over this trip. This is only his fifth start over fences so he gets the vote.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, led 8th, headed 4 out, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Apr beating Health Is Wealth (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Monarch's Way 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, hampered 2nd, lost place after 4th, last next, ridden before 8th, hampered 4 out, went 4th last, no impression, 4th of 7, 11l behind Topthorn (10-4) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Fred Bojangals (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on outer, weakened before 5 out, 6th of 7, well behind Mojolika (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Ballybriggan (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, ridden and upsides leaders when fell last, in a race won by Carrigdhoun (11-0) at Ayr 2m beg chase (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.