Whats Happening is on the upgrade and beat a decent field to score at Listowel while Credit Box could hardly have been more impressive at Ballinrobe, though that was her first victory over hurdles on her 32nd start. Burn And Turn reverted to hurdles after a spell over fences to run Blazing Tempo close over this C&D and a repeat will see her difficult to beat but DISTANT MEMORIES gets the nod. He jumped well when attempting to make all over 2m at Down Royal last time but had no answer when Prince Of Fire quickened. This longer trip looks just what's required and he can gain his second success. Thynetocatcher looks best of the remainder.
Absolutlyfantastic 7-1 (10-8) Led, headed after 2nd, remained prominent, 3rd into straight, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 15, 8l behind Baily Green (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Distant Memories (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Attempted to make all, slight mistake 5 out, strongly pressed and headed from 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Prince Of Fire (11-12) at Down Royal 2m hdl gs in Aug.
Doctor Deejay (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, 4th next, 2nd travelling well approaching 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 10, 6l behind Let The Show Begin (10-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hdl gd in Sep.
Playtime Ben (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway into 2nd 4 out, led next, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, joined at last, headed near line, 2nd of 18, shd behind Realt Den Chathair (11-10) at Clonmel 3m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+) gf in Sep.
Whats Happening (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Always prominent, 4th halfway, improved into 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, led approaching last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Sep beating Reafadda (11-12) by 4l, 13 ran.
Burn And Turn (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, 2nd next, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.
Credit Box (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, improved to lead travelling well 3 out, clear from next, extended advantage at last, stayed on strongly, eased close home, easily, won at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep beating Lady Olwyn (10-13) by 19l, 16 ran.
Earlson Gray (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders and off the pace, closed to track leader approaching straight, 3rd before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 23l behind Rattan (11-12) at Listowel 2m hdl sft in Sep.
Thynetocatcher (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Prominent and disputed lead, headed and dropped to 3rd 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Tugboat (11-0) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.