The assessor has taken few chances with Ross Na Righ, a faller on his chasing debut before winning easily at Clonmel. A very good second there later suggests he's a progressive chaser and he must be on the short-list despite a big weight. Ransom has won two of his four runs over fences and pulled up in the other two. He ploughed through the mud to score at Cork in April and might find these faster conditions against him. Jewel In The Sun had his path cleared when a close rival fell at the last at Ballinrobe but he would probably have won anyway. The assessor has reacted with a massive 14lb rise and that may prove too much of a burden so it's the consistent CLARAGH NATIVE, who is 1lb lower than when runner-up to Supreme Doc at Killarney last month, who gets the vote.
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased clear leader, 6th halfway, closed and went 2nd approaching 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Audrelles Lad (10-1) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gs in May.
Glantara (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs until ld/disp from 4th, ld aftr 4out, chall 2out, hdd bef last, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 16, 4l behind Embracing Change (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Clarkey (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Any Bets (9-10) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs.
Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Never a factor, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lucky William (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f nov chs gs in Apr, 17 ran.
Banna Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Zaralabad (10-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in May, 18 ran.
Ransom (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Made all, mistake 3 out (normal 4 out), strongly pressed from before last (normal 2 out) where left clear, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Apr beating In The Haven (10-13) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 4 out where 3rd, led from next and went on approaching 2 out, advantage a little reduced when left clear and coasted home from last, won at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cond hcp chs 0-109 gf in May beating Muzak (10-8) by 15l, 16 ran.
Sizing Santiago (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Disputed lead early, 2nd at 3rd, tracked leaders after until no extra approaching 2 out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Instant Impacked (10-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf in May.
Paddy O Dee 8-1 (10-9) Chased clear leader, 3rd halfway, no threat after 4 out, weakened, 9th of 14, 46l behind Audrelles Lad (10-1) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gs in May.
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra before 2 out, weakened, 11th of 18, 36l behind Prince Of Milan (11-10) at Punchestown 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-123) (4yo+) gd in May.
Claragh Native (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Soon towards rear, closed 4 out and bad mistake, soon struggling, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Instant Impacked (10-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf in May.
Prince Of Leisure (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Mister Farmer (9-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Prominent in chasing group, lost place 4 out, soon no extra, 11th of 14, well behind Delphi Mountain (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gs in Aug.
Like The Da (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Led, headed approaching 5 out, soon no extra, mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mirador Del Conde (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft, 11 ran.