EASY VIC is one of the most frustrating jumpers in training having won just once in 32 starts over hurdles and fences. He's better handicapped over the bigger obstacles but has to be the selection on his narrow defeat by Abolitionist over timber at Punchestown in May as the winner scored again on Sunday. The veteran Golden Kite showed he was no backnumber with a smart victory in a tough handicap chase here a month ago and he's 15lb lower over hurdles so has to be a real threat. Bolands Corner has plenty of ability but doesn't win often enough while Georgie hasn't been running well over fences and it's almost two years since he won a race. Tico is yet another with a poor strike-rate and was a long way behind the selection in that Punchestown event in May.
Golden Kite (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, on terms briefly 9th, on terms again 5 out, led after next, not fluent 3 out, asserted from next, wandered about between last 2, stayed on well run-in, reduced lead but holding on at the finish, won at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gd in Jun beating Cherryantor (9-10) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Lastofthepilots (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Led early, headed after 3rd until regained lead after 8th, driven along early straight and headed 3 out, no impression under pressure and dropped to 3rd before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 7, 4l behind Benemeade (11-12) at Roscommon 2m 4f nh nov hdl gf in Jul '13.
Rodriguez (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 3 out where not fluent, no extra and eased from before last, 7th of 11, 15l behind Fisher Bridge (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Thundering Steel (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 6th, headway into 3rd 2 out and ridden to lead last, kept on under pressure run-in, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May '13 beating Romeo Is Bleeding (11-4) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Ebazan (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pushed along after 5th, soon no extra, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl gf in Jun.
Bangonform (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Towards rear early, hampered 6th, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 16, 11l behind Knockanarrigan (11-8) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Jun.
Boland's Corner (GER) 25-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, 7th into straight, soon no impression, 7th of 24, 30l behind Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in May.
Good Luck Chuck (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Soon mid-divison, no extra and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 in Nov '12, 17 ran.
Tico (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Always rear, detached before 4th, behind when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Samantha Jones (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May, 13 ran.
The Lady Granuaile (USA) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, dropped towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression 4 out, 9th of 14, 38l behind Xsquared (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Easy Vic (IRE) 10-3fav (10-8) Held up towards rear, progress under pressure to chase leaders 3 out, moderate 6th 2 out, switched left closing stages, kept on without reaching principals, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind The Baler (9-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jun.
Roving Lad (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Towards rear, impeded by faller 5 out, soon no impression, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Bally Longford (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f beg chase gd in Jun.
Georgie 8-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, no impression in moderate 9th 4 out, never a factor, 6th of 12, 17l behind Lethal Weapon (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f cond hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.