WILLIE Mullins began and ended the card with a winner and he was responsible for by far the highest rated jumper to run at this year’s August Festival which came in the shape of Easy Game who was able to justify 2/9 favouritism in the EY Chase over just short of two and three-quarter miles.

This Wicklow Bloodstock-owned gelding didn’t get to show his best when unplaced in the Galway Plate but his form last season featured a tremendous second to Faugheen in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown and only three deigned to take on the 153-rated Easy Game.