Easy Game was delivered late, very late, to win the Grade Three Monksfield Hurdle at Navan.

A field of eight went to post for this 2 ½ mile contest, won last year by Samcro.

Choungaya and First Approach set off disputing the lead, followed by Magnium, as they took the first flight.

Settling down, Choungaya went into a length lead from First Approach, as they headed into the straight for the first time.

Passing the stands, five lengths covered the entire field, with First Approach again joining Choungaya, as they set off on their final circuit.

Racing down the back, First Approach went on from Choungaya, with the field still bunched.

Turning for home, First Approach and Choungaya led Sometime Soon by ½ a length, with Felix Desjy close-up.

Three out Sometime Soon took an horrific fall and all but brought down Dinons. Tragically, Sometime Soon lost his life as a result of the incident.

Two out First Approach handed the impetus to Choungaya.

Choungaya went clear at the last, but on the flat, Magnium began to close while Easy Game came flying home from miles back.

Choungaya was gradually reeled in by Magnium, but both were mown down in dramatic fashion, by Ruby Walsh and Easy Game and the only four year-old in the field.

At the line, the three passed together, with First Approach barely a length down in fourth.

But the Willie Mullins-trained Easy Game got up in time, with Magnium second and then Choungaya.

Under Surveillance sustained an horrific injury and fell on the flat, after the winning post and it was later confirmed that her injuries were fatal.