Tony Martin continues his quest to find a race for EASY VIC, whose only victory in 32 starts came in a point-to-point. He's very well handicapped and though his form has been better over hurdles he can't go much lower in the weights and Paul Carberry can steer him to that elusive first success. Down Under won this a year ago but he's 10lb higher and has only occasionally shown that level of form subsequently. Dual winning hurdler Boss Croaker has yet to reach a place over fences and Jim Bowie has been badly out of sorts. Treacy's Star ran her best race so far over fences at Punchestown in January and a similar effort should see her in the action.
Jolily (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th at 11th, no extra after 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Thelobstercatcher (11-2) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 in Jan, 14 ran.
Down Under (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 7th 7 out, 6th approaching 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 12, 8l behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
An Dearthair Og (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th after 4 out, kept on into 5th entering straight, moderate 7th and no impression 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 15, 49l behind Leavethelighton (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Rory's Brother (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Prominent, mistake 5th, not fluent 7th, led from 6 out, headed before 4 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 32l behind Knock Beauty (10-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb.
Jacks Island (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace from before last, 4th of 22, 9l behind Duty Dance (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb.
Town Pond (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, dropped to rear of mid-division 6 out, moderate 8th next, no impression from 3 out, 6th of 11, 34l behind Didntitellya (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Towards rear, mistakes 3rd and 7th, never a factor, detached 3 out, kept on one pace in straight, 11th of 16, well behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Forever Gold (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, ridden towards rear 5 out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 15, well behind Leavethelighton (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 9-4fav (10-10) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by And The Man (11-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Molly's Boy (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression straight, 7th of 15, 18l behind Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.
West Council (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 9th of 11, well behind Didntitellya (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Boss Croaker (IRE) 2-1fav (10-7) Held up in mid-division, pushed along briefly 6th, ridden 4 out, 5th on outer 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 33l behind Art Lord (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec.
Easy Vic (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Setled in mid-division, 10th halfway, progress 3 out and close 6th next, went 2nd approaching last, kept on under pressure run-in, just failed, 2nd of 16, shd behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Treacy's Star (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear early, mid-division in 6th halfway, 5th 4 out, progress to challenge 2 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) in Jan.
Bend The Rules (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear early, mistake 1st, mid-division halfway, slight mistake 5 out, soon no extra, moderate 9th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Leavethelighton (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, not much room on inner after 5 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, well behind Knock Beauty (10-9) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Feb.