AFTER looking badly out of sorts for much of the year The Gatechecker staged a most opportune revival in fortunes to land the €50,000 Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase under star claimer Darragh O’Keeffe who rode out his claim with this success.

The J.P. McManus-owned nine-year-old was third in this race 12 months ago and won over hurdles earlier in the year, but in seven subsequent starts he had struggled for form.