The last two renewals have been won by 25/1 chances so punters beware. Super Vic was engaged at Punchestown yesterday where she looked to have a good chance so her progress should be monitored. FIERY OSCAR has a big weight to carry though Colm Sweeney's claim is a bonus and, if anywhere near the form that saw him give the well-supported Whiskey And Rye a fright here a fortnight ago, he looks the one to be on. Battlemount finished fourth in that latter event and looks held though that was his first sign of form for some time and he could get closer. The veteran Korean is returning after a very long break but came close to winning this a year ago so shouldn't be dismissed while another veteran, course and distance winner Buck Breeze, has dropped to his lowest mark on his 29th start over hurdles.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, improved to lead entering straight, soon ridden, joined at last, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Wing It Lady (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division early, 8th halfway, mistake 4 out, soon no extra, 13th of 19, well behind Bright New Dawn (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Korean (FR) 12-1 (11-1) Slowly away and in rear, some headway approaching straight, 8th 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 27l behind Doctor Henry (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Apr.
Toca Deed (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 9th 5 out, no extra 3 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Underdefloorboards (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Disputed lead and hung left, joined when ran off bend after 3rd, jumped badly left 4th and headed after slow jump again next, soon under pressure in 5th, went 2nd again briefly after 3 out, no impression before straight, 7th of 15, 39l behind Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
A New Story (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, struggling 24th, chased leaders under pressure 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 11, 24l behind Outlaw Pete (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.
Buck Breeze (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 7th of 10, 29l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec.
Super Vic (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, led after 4 out, ridden entering straight, headed after 2 out, dropped to 3rd briefly before last, kept on same pace in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Twin Plan (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and close up 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 11th of 15, 49l behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Royalfolie (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Pr & keen, disp & fell 7th, in a race won by Liberty One (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, 7th of 12, 32l behind Preswell Lad (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Jan.
Battlemount (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, soon ridden, went 2nd briefly entering straight, 3rd 2 out, no extra, 4th of 15, 16l behind Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Cappawhite Lass (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 6th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 15, 25l behind Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Media Baron (USA) 18-1 (10-12) Led, joined early, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened straight, 6th of 15, 28l behind Whiskey And Rye (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.