Might Be Magic was having his first start since April when producing a battling performance to beat Kick Start here last month and a 6lb rise is unlikely to prevent another big run. After a long time struggling, BILLYBUSTER has suddenly found his feet and has been heavily supported when scoring twice in October. He's 7lb higher but there must be significant prospects of a hat-trick. Hurricane Sky, who completed a double on the Flat in the spring, makes his handicap debut over timber after a decent effort behind Pumbaa at Limerick. Fire Belt won here last month but couldn't handle the subsequent weight rise at Punchestown while the four-year-old Balrath Hope has a 7lb increase to contend with after a narrow victory at Gowran.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway from 4 out, went 3rd and ridden 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Wilde Sapphire (10-12) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Waited with, 8th early, closed to track leaders from before 3 out, pushed along in 2nd before straight, untidy jump 2 out, no extra in 4th when mistake last, 5th of 12, 8l behind College Boy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden from 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 21l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Akatara (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 11l behind The Game Changer (11-4) at Punchestown 2m nh nov hdl.
Decade Player (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Led, clear early, reduced lead 6 out, headed 4 out, eased after 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Protaras (10-9) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Hurricane Sky (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Held up early, mid-division in 9th halfway, pushed along in 6th after 3 out, ridden in 5th and no impression 2 out, stayed on in 3rd last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Pumbaa (11-8) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl in Nov.
Total Reality (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra before next, weakened, 12th of 15, 49l behind Sullane Chief (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Fire Belt (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression, 8th of 13, 13l behind Director's Forum (11-7) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, on terms from before 4 out, soon led, not fluent 3 out and headed, 3rd before next, soon no impression, 5th of 16, 13l behind Dick Dundee (10-10) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Might Be Magic 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, closer order in 5th approaching 4 out, 4th before next, led from early straight, pressed from before last, headed run-in, rallied to lead again closing stages, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov beating Kick Start (11-6) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Billybuster (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Made all, ridden 2 out, stayed on well under pressure from last, won at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct beating He Is Top Class (10-6) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Marshim (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th approaching straight, 5th before 2 out, no impression when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 16, 11l behind Dick Dundee (10-10) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 sft.
Milanphardantetime (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no impression in mid-division when fell last, in a race won by Not For Changing (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov, 16 ran.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, slight stumble on bend after 3rd, closed 3 out, led approaching straight, pressed and mistake 2 out, stayed on well run-in, all out, won at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov beating Gothen Niece (10-8) by hd, 12 ran.
Tooreen (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up, moderate 15th before halfway, no danger from after 6 out, 13th of 19, well behind Real Steel (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Nov.
Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, ridden and weakened from next, 22nd of 24, well behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Moymore Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, some progress 3 out, went 8th entering straight, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 5th of 22, 9l behind Push The Button (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gs in Apr.
Cave Artist (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3 out, 5th before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind College Boy (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Nov.
Ask Joe (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Towards rear, ridden in 9th 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 21l behind Go Paddy Go (11-3) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov.