Yes Sir Brian made a winning bumper debut at Punchestown before beaten by two useful rivals in his next races. He made a fair debut over timber three weeks ago and has an obvious chance reverting back to this sphere. Fort Smith caught the eye when staying on nicely from the rear in a maiden hurdle won by Moyle Park at Navan so the fact that he has been entered in this bumper is intriguing. Crown Of Gold should make a chaser one day but this should go to VALUE AT RISK. Philip Fenton's charge, runner-up in a huge field at Punchestown in April, reappeared at Fairyhouse earlier this month and was always going well enough to hold Windsor Park. Normal progress will see him very difficult to beat.
Value At Risk 9-4 (11-4) Made all, ridden to go 6 lengths clear approaching straight, reduced advantage 1f out, kept on well under pressure final 100 yards, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf beating Windsor Park (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Yes Sir Brian (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Acted up before start and led-in, led and took keen hold early, ridden 3 out, headed next, no impression before last, 4th of 30, 13l behind Vautour (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Crown Of Gold Flemensfirth gelding out of Killultagh Lady.
Draco 6-1 (11-0) Held up early, improved to chase leaders after 6f, 2nd halfway, 4th 5f out, ridden in 7th 4f out, soon no extra, 9th of 14, 49l behind Spa Hill (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo nhf gd in Aug.
Fort Smith (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, ridden from next, some progress from 2 out, kept on without threatening, 5th of 19, 12l behind Moyle Park (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Therealmick (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, progress on outer into straight, moderate 5th 2f out, ridden to go 3rd briefly inside final furlong, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Zigger Zagger (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft.