SKIBABE produced a very taking performance to score at Fairyhouse where there looked much more to come. He faces stronger opposition but is progressing enough to make the step-up and take this. The ex-German Flat winner Landero hasn't quite fulfilled expectations after scoring at Downpatrick in June but What's Happening appeared unsettled by a jumping error at Gowran after winning a bumper and a maiden hurdle. Free To Dream landed a maiden at Ballinrobe in August but hasn't shown much since and was beaten a long way in a handicap last time and Ardboe Abbey is making his debut over timber.
Free To Dream (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Soon off the pace in mid-division, moderate 7th 4 out, ridden to close next, soon no impression, 10th of 16, 35l behind Acriveen (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16.
Landero 18-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 14, 5l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Skibabe (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led into straight, clear from 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl beating Private Story (11-5) by 13l, 12 ran.
Whats Happening (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, 3rd again after 3 out, soon no extra, 4th of 8, 16l behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd.
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 17-2 (12-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into moderate 3rd 4f out, 2nd 3f out, ridden in 3rd and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 28l behind Rory O'Moore (11-10) at Tipperary 2m N H flat hvy.
Swanfold (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 7th 4 out, soon no impression, bad mistake and kept on same pace from 2 out, 8th of 13, 19l behind Paddy O Dee (9-11) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 gd in May.