Quickpick Vic started odds-on at Limerick after showing promise on his debut but found Pumbaa too strong, though he was conceding 8lb. He should be thereabouts but OLD KILCASH may have his measure. A winner between the flags at Horse And Jockey last March, he made a pleasing debut under Rules behind Moyle Park here on St Stephen's Day when Top Othe Ra was behind and with that under his belt looks ready to gain his first success. Milan Bound was a bit disappointing at Fairyhouse after a very good effort behind Ned Buntline at Naas but recent winning point-to-pointer Azorian looks a nice prospect and should be watched in the market.
Belmont Exit (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Ask The Accountant.
Boom Hall (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up rear, rapid headway on outer to lead before halfway, strongly pressed and headed approaching straight, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Ceasar Milan (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat hvy in Dec.
Fayette County 33-1 (11-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 5f out, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, last of 12, well behind Don Cossack (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat gs in Apr.
Harbour Moon (IRE) Refuse To Bend gelding out of Decant.
Leavethelighton (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, lost place a little 5f out, no impression and kept on from 2f out, 6th of 14, 25l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Mountain Fort (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Settled in 6th, 4th approaching straight, ridden and no extra in 5th over 1f out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Heck Thomas (11-10) at Punchestown 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-7yo) hvy in Oct.
Percival Procter (IRE) Lahib gelding out of Midway.
Quickpick Vic (IRE) 4-7fav (12-0) Held up in rear, closer order 6f out, much closer in 3rd 3f out, ridden from 2f out, no impression on winner and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Pumbaa (11-6) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.
Thuigim (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Mostly trkd ldr in 2nd, chall bef 2out, ld bef last, so, won at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gs in May beating Third Degree (12-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Azorian (IRE) Evens (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, ld app last, kow run-in, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Sizing Coal (11-4) by 3l, 11 ran.
Golden Rascal (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, headway from before straight, chased winner and no impression from under 2f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 14, 19l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Milan Bound (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, improved to 2nd halfway, led 4f out, ridden and challenged entering straight, headed under 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Owen Mc (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Dec.
Milan Ridge (IRE) Milan gelding out of Curzon Ridge.
Old Kilcash (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up in touch, 9th 6f out, headway on outer under 3f out, 2nd and ridden to challenge early straight, 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Moyle Park (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Top Othe Ra (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, went 3rd 2 out, ridden approaching last and no impression when left 2nd, kept on same pace but no threat to winner, 2nd of 18, 7l behind Kilmainham (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Jan.