UNDERSTANDABLY huge interest accompanied last weekend’s Killiney Novice Chase where Envoi Allen was set a fair task in trying to give away 11lbs to his four rivals headed by the former Grade 1 winner Asterion Forlonge.

As it happened, the race ended up with an anti-climactic feel to it when Asterion Forlonge departed at the first which left the odds-on favourite with an apparently straightforward task which he took full advantage of.