JANSBOY was having only his fourth start over fences when runner-up to Best Value at Wexford and, with just a 2lb rise to contend with, can go one better. Rodriguez was in the front rank when coming to grief in that latter race and would be a threat if staying on his feet. A Decent Excuse would be a danger if repeating his latest run at Galway. He was 10 lengths behind On The Way Out at Limerick in July but reversed that form easily at the Festival so is expected to go well here.
On The Way Out (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, progress into 6th before straight, ridden in 8th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 8th of 20, 15l behind Aranhill Chief (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd.
Jansboy 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, progress to chase leaders again after 6th, 3rd halfway, ridden 3 out, under pressure and slight mistake 2 out, kept on one pace into 2nd and jumped right last, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Best Value (10-12) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul.
For A Finish 25-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, rear and mistake 5th, ridden 4 out, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 20, 19l behind Aranhill Chief (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd.
Rodriguez (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, fell 7 out, in a race won by Best Value (10-12) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Chased leaders early, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 2 out, soon no extra and weakened after 2 out, 8th of 9, well behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jul.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division early, chased leaders from 4th, 6th halfway, ridden in 9th 3 out, stayed on into 5th bypassing 2 out, 2nd entering straight, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 20, 1 1/4l behind Aranhill Chief (10-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd.
Top Cat Henry (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Towards rear when mistake 1st, jumped left 4th and 5th, never a factor, 9th of 15, well behind Dushybeag (11-12) at Clonmel 3m beg chase gf in Jun.
Good Luck Chuck (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Chased leaders in moderate 4th, slight mistakes 2nd and 6th, dropped to 6th 5 out, ridden towards rear 4 out, weakened and completely tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Rodriguez (11-0) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Express Du Berlais (FR) 7-1 (10-3) Mid-division and slow 1st, soon towards rear, hampered and left moderate 5th 7 out, no impression next and weakened, unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Best Value (10-12) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Glenstar (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Raced in 3rd, 4th halfway, 5th after 5 out, ridden in 8th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 22l behind Roadtotheisland (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul.