Christy Roche won this last year with the favourite so Code Of The West is respected as he has been very consistent and will have needed his latest run in August. However, the stable is also represented by Good Decision, who looks the main hope as he was in very good form on quick ground when last seen in May and generally goes well fresh. COOLHARBOUR BREEZE ran very well when a close third here in June on fast going and returned a month later to score comfortably over the C&D on ground with some give. The assessor has taken no chances with a 7lb rise but Paul Townend is a positive booking and a follow-up is on the cards. Galloping Gander has more scope than most of these and he's likely to have needed his latest run after a break. He's definitely one to keep on the right side.
Majestic Oak (FR) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 12, 35l behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft.
Nakajima Nate (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along before 8th, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 21l behind The Disengager (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Sep.
Schelm (GER) 22-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Shabak Hom (10-8) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Galloping Gander (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, moderate moderate 6th at 6th, no extra approaching straight, 9th of 12, 38l behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft.
Any Bets (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) 4th of 7, 38l behind Torphichen (10-13) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Sep.
Willies Girl (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden before 4 out, soon no impression, 13th of 19, 37l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Code Of The West (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure in 10th from before last, kept on same pace, 9th of 20, 25l behind Muzak (11-4) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 sft in Aug.
Banna Man (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, no extra from before straight, last of 12, 45l behind King Of Queens (11-12) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116.
Good Decision (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Slight mistake 1st, soon mid-division, closed 4 out, ridden in pursuit of winner approaching 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Instant Impacked (10-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf in May.
Rubert (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, ridden and no extra next, 7th of 20, well behind Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr.
Vital Plot (USA) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway to go 3rd briefly 3 out, soon ridden and dropped to 7th approaching straight, kept on one pace under pressure without troubling leaders, 5th of 12, 23l behind Civena (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.
Glenstar (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 8th of 12, 42l behind Bangonform (10-11) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft.
Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, led and went on from 4 out, stayed on well under pressure from before last, won at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jul beating Close Review (10-12) by 4l, 15 ran.
Alf Wright (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Towards rear, niggled along in last 6 out, soon lost touch, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Drive Time (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Sep, 7 ran.
Bachelor Affair 14-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109, 18 ran.
Urban Gale (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, no impression, 8th of 15, 49l behind Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep.
Turtle Gale (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, soon dropped to 4th, no extra before last where left moderate 3rd, 3rd of 10, 25l behind Instant Impacked (10-5) at Tramore 2m hcp chs 0-123 sft.
Moi Desire (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, fell 7th, in a race won by Sicilian Secret (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chs gd in Sep, 14 ran.