EASY VIC is one of the most frustrating horses in training having failed to score in 28 visits to the racecourse, though he did win between the flags. He's been running well over hurdles though it's his form over fences earlier this year that point to his obvious chance and he can finally get off the mark. Boss Croaker did very well to get up over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month and, though he's yet to reach a place over fences, if he repeats that kind of form he'll take some beating. Kennoway is 10lb higher than when scoring at Roscommon in May but returned to action with a very good run at Punchestown in October and is probably still reasonably treated. Art Lord went well over the track and trip last time and can make his presence felt.
Art Lord (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led, headed briefly 7th to 9th, ridden and headed 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 19, 10l behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
The Admiral Benbow (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, 7th 2 out, went 4th before last, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Loch Dara (10-11) at Wexford 2m 6f hnt chs sft in Nov.
Crowded Room (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Towards rear, ridden in 15th entering straight, no impression 2 out and 12th when not fluent last, kept on one pace, 10th of 22, 20l behind Pint Of Porter (9-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Kennoway (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Chased leader in 2nd, clear of field, reduced advantage 6 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Keep On Track (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Killeenmore (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, hampered at 1st, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 14th of 19, well behind Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116.
Shellys Creek (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) A bit slow 1st, tracked leaders, 5th before 3 out, no extra from before straight, 12th of 13, well behind Flying Windsor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Uno D'estruval (FR) 12-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, 8th at 7th, no extra from before straight, 9th of 13, 48l behind Flying Windsor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Hidden Present (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Waited with, soon in mid-division, hit 7th, 7th 4 out, no impression from before straight, 8th of 13, 45l behind Flying Windsor (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Nov.
Happy New Year (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, left remote 7th last, tailed off,, 7th of 18, well behind A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Boss Croaker (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Soon tracked leaders, improved to be on terms from before 2 out, slight mistake and headed last, rallied well to lead near line, won at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov beating Troll D'oudairies (11-9) by shd, 13 ran.
Easy Vic (IRE) 4-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, 5th next, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 24, 4 1/2l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.