Agus A Vic scored at Tramore last month with the re-opposing FEVER PITCH not far behind in second. That was the latter's first run since May and, given he's won on fast ground before, he's fancied to turn the tables and come out best here. Clicksnmortar will find this tougher off an 8lb higher mark having won at Wexford in July and will do well to confirm superiority with runner-up Bundle Of Fun, who has since finished ahead of That Beats Banaher. Imperial Shabra and Raz De Maree could both figure if back to their best.
Trendelenburg (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 6th, not fluent next, challenged winner last, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Red Jade (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Imperial Shabra (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 3 out, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, 5th at last, stayed on again closing stages, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Osana (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f chs hvy in Aug.
Raz De Maree (FR) 7-2fav (10-13) Soon mid-division, ridden 5 out, 9th approaching 2 out, moderate 5th before straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 10l behind Wellforth (10-12) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs sft in Aug.
Agus A Vic (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Prominent in chasing group, closed to challenge and lead 2 out, stayed on well from before last, won at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Aug beating Fever Pitch (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Liberty Counsel (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Soon chased leaders, closer in 3rd into straight, challenged and on terms 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Heaney (11-8) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Aug.
Granaruid (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, good headway to tracked leaders 3 out, 4th and ridden approaching straight, kept on same pace to go 3rd run-in, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Shabra Charity (10-3) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.
King Of Redfield (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, soon no impression, 10th of 19, 20l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Waited with, off the pace, ridden in moderate 4th approaching 2 out, closed to chase winner from before last, stayed on without getting there run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Agus A Vic (11-2) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Aug.
Clicksnmortar (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, 2nd approaching last (normal 2 out), led extended run-in, strongly pressed and held on near finish, won at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jul beating Bundle Of Fun (11-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Dream Champion 20-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, improved to be prominent from before 4 out, 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 4th of 19, 4l behind Street Runner (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 gs in Aug.
Page One Two Nine (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 34l behind Prince Of Leisure (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
Big Dano (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Tracked winner until after 2nd, stayed in touch, lost place 11th, behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Disengager (12-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Waited with, 7th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 11, well behind Prince Of Leisure (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
Bundle Of Fun (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Waited with, soon well off pace, poor 8th 5 out, ridden into moderate 3rd from before 2 out, in pursuit of winner from before last, challenged run-in, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Alf Wright (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug.
That Beats Banaher (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Soon well off pace in mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from 5 out, 6th of 15, 31l behind Alf Wright (11-7) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Aug.
Ballygill Gale (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, went in pursuit of winner 2 out, struggling to get there before last, kept on without getting to winner closing stages, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Prince Of Leisure (10-13) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Aug.
Any Bets (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mostly 4th, 5th and ridden before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 7, 11l behind Osana (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f chs hvy in Aug.