led and disputed, led 3 out, pressed next, joined from before last where bad mistake, soon headed and no extra
soon tracked leaders, 5th 6 out, 4th travelling smoothly 2 out, 3rd before straight, challenged and on terms last, soon led and clear, stayed on well, comfortably
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
held up towards rear, 8th 6 out, headway 4 out, close up 3 out, 3rd 2 out when mistake, 5th before straight, one pace
chased leaders, 6th 6 out, slight peck next, not fluent 4 out, 5th travelling smoothly 2 out, 4th before straight, soon no impression
tracked leaders, closed up 5th, soon on terms, 2nd 3 out, soon lost place, no extra, tailed off
held up, jumped left 4th, slight mistake 5th and pushed along briefly, 7th 6 out, under pressure from next, no impression 4 out, soon no extra
in rear, not fluent 1st, no impression 4 out, moderate 7th before straight, one pace
prominent, jumped slightly right 1st, 4th 6 out, dropped to moderate 6th 2 out where not fluent, soon no impression, not fluent last
ZARDSKY has only won a hunter chase in 19 starts over fences but went close over 3m here last time and gets the nod with Barry Geraghty taking over the reins. Ross Na Righ was expected to do better at Punchestown recently having made the frame at Killarney earlier but Doc Hollywood posted his best effort so far over fences when runner-up at Ballinrobe last month. Fourth Class is back on the same mark as when winning here in August but arrives out of sorts.
Ballysteen (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, kept on same pace from 2 out, 9th of 22, 26l behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 12th early, no impression 4 out, soon no extra, 14th of 22, well behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Zardsky (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, slightly slow 9th, led after 6 out, slightly slow 5 out, joined from 3 out, just in front at last, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Rivage D'Or (11-5) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd.
Fourth Class (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway when not fluent 8th, not fluent next either, soon no danger, 15th of 22, well behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up, improved 4 out, challenged 2 out where not fluent, dropped to 7th at last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 7th of 22, 16l behind Close Review (10-4) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th 4 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, 4th when left 3rd at last, kept on to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Lethal Weapon (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f cond hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Russian Regent (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs early, sn in mid-div, wknd 5out, pu 4out, in a race won by Slippers Percy (11-6) at Oldtown 3m ire ptp in Mar, 13 ran.
A New Day (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Ww rr, 10th by 6th, still plenty to do in fair 9th 3out, fair 5th & btn 2out, wknd, 6th of 12, 12l behind Native Que (11-6) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp.
Montoya's Son (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led early, tracked leaders, slightly impeded after 5 out, soon no impression, 12th of 17, well behind Survival (10-3) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gf.