Zardsky has only won once over fences and that was in a hunter chase. A Decent Excuse is 9lb higher than his last chase success but has since won over timber and isn't without a chance with his rider's claim a plus. Kevin Sexton's claim will also aid Ballysteen but his mount needs some rain while Rohan's Pride will find this much tougher than beating rivals in hunter chases and point-to-points. The veteran PRINCE RUDI went up a massive 12lb for his victory at Tipperary in May but still ran well at Roscommon last month and arrives here on a 10lb lower mark than over hurdles so is given the nod. On The Way Out hasn't won since 2012 and his best runs have been on ground with some give.
Rohan's Pride (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ran freely to dispute briefly 5th, 3rd halfway, led after 5 out, challenged 2 out, ridden in lead before last, kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gd in Jun beating Sizing Solution (11-7) by 6l, 13 ran.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, on terms 5 out, headed when mistake next, jumped right and not fluent 3 out, no impression from next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Golden Kite (10-10) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd in Jun.
Elegant Statesman (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, pushed along and no impression 3 out, detached approaching straight, 11th of 14, well behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
On The Way Out (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Towards rear, 8th halfway, pushed along in 5th and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 10l behind Big Generator (10-9) at Wexford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gf in Jun.
Ballysteen (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led and disputed, led 3 out, pressed next, joined from before last where bad mistake, soon headed and no extra, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun.
Tinakellylad (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Held up, took keen hold, under pressure from 4 out, soon no extra, 13th of 15, 39l behind Golden Kite (10-10) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd in Jun.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led early, tracked leaders, lost place 5 out, no extra next, 13th of 22, 50l behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs in Jun.
Zardsky (IRE) 13-8fav (11-8) Disputed lead early, tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, 3rd when not fluent 6th, 2nd and under pressure 2 out, no extra approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun.
Kostar (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, 10th early, no impression approaching 3 out, soon no extra, 12th of 22, 49l behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs in Jun.
Sugar Bullet (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, slight mistake 6th, 8th halfway, ridden in 4th after 3 out, no impression when slight mistake last, no extra, 4th of 15, 21l behind Burn And Turn (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs in May.
A Decent Excuse (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up, soon in mid-division, improved 8th, soon disputed lead, jumped left 4 out and jumped left 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon no impression, 4th of 24, 14l behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in May.
Innocentman (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up early, mid-division from 5th, closer in 5th halfway, 7th 6 out, slow 5 out and weakened, completely tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Baresi (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gs in Apr.
Grove Field (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, challenged and on terms approaching 2 out, not fluent last and soon headed, kept on, 5th of 17, 1 1/4l behind Our Man Zebo (11-4) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Prominent, jumped slightly right 1st, 4th 6 out, dropped to moderate 6th 2 out where not fluent, soon no impression, not fluent last, 6th of 9, 26l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun.