OSANA hasn't won since December 2009 but has invariably competed at a much higher level, usually over much further. There's no doubt he's the classiest in the line-up and hopefully the trip won't prove a problem. Regal D'Estruval is penalised for scoring over fences last May when he looked a very promising young chaser. He hasn't done anywhere near as well as expected subsequently and has run poorly recently. Imperial Shabra alternates between hurdles and fences but seems better over the smaller obstacles so Schelm looks more of a threat despite his poor recent form as he's a regular winner with a career total of 11 victories to his credit.
Regal D'estruval (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Led, headed 6th and soon lost place, no threat from 3 out, last of 9, 50l behind Beau Michael (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hdl.
Any Bets (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Chased leaders 6th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 11th of 13, 27l behind Shabra Charity (10-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) In rear, ridden soon after halfway and left moderate 5th after 4 out, kept on one pace under pressure run-in to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 21l behind Glibin (10-13) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs sft.
Osana (FR) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, no impression after last, 8th of 20, 29l behind Bob Lingo (10-3) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd.
Schelm (GER) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression 2 out, weakened, 9th of 11, 48l behind Pride Of The Artic (10-13) at Galway 2m 6f chs sft in Jul.
Sports Line (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leader, moderate 2nd 3rd, 3rd 6 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out, completely tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Paddy O Dee (9-5) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs sft.
Fantastic Gold 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th before 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 25l behind Shadow Eile (11-11) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl sft.