INDEVAN has long been regarded as a bright prospect and this sort of trip should bring out the best in him as he won a point-to-point. He had Lots Of Memories a couple of lengths behind over 2m5f at Limerick last time and should confirm the form and take this. The latter had a battle with Silver Tassie at Listowel earlier, just coming out on top, so there should be very little between that pair again. Courtncatcher has won four handicaps since June and is a really tough type who deserves a crack at this grade but the remaining trio will all need to step up on what they have shown so far.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, headway to dispute 2 out and led before last, ridden and kept on run-in, all out to just hold on close home, won at Naas 2m 4f in Oct beating Jennies Jewel (11-2) by shd, 14 ran.
Indevan 5-4fav (11-5) Went on when no one else wanted to at start, made all, not fluent 4 out, pushed along to assert 2 out where good jump, good jump again and clear from last, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 5f nov hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Oct beating Lots Of Memories (11-2) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Lots Of Memories (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Soon raced in 4th, keen hold, slow jump 1st, 3rd before straight, still travelling well on outer approaching 2 out where 2nd, no impression last, kept on without troubling winner run-in, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Indevan (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f nov hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Oct.
Old Kilcash (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Made all, jumped left 1st, tended to jump a bit left throughout, not fluent 5th,, won at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Nell's Nan (10-6) by 24l, 9 ran.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway in 2nd 3 out and travelled well to lead entering straight, ridden out and kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct beating Park Ranger (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistakes 2nd and 5th, led 6 out, slight mistake 3 out, ridden next, headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd approaching last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Ange Balafre (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.