A P McCoy's presence on board Carrigmartin is interesting as his mount hasn't run since April. Eddie Harty must have him ready and the fact that he's 11lb better in over hurdles suggests he can go well. Discoteca completed a four-timer before disappointing at the Galway Festival but a recent run on the Flat will have put him straight and he makes his handicap debut off a fair mark. Silver Shuffle is another who has performed well on the level recently and his best form over timber would see him in the firing line while the once very promising Il Fenomeno is on a retrieval mission after a couple of poor efforts. Queiros Bleu may just be a few pounds high in the weights so this looks another for Willie Mullins via TENNIS CAP. Beaten at short prices on his four starts earlier this year, he reappeared with an impressive victory over the odds-on Thunder And Roses at Cork and looks to have been let in lightly for his handicap debut.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 11-4 (11-1) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed briefly 5 out, pushed along in 3rd 2 out, ridden after last, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 31l behind Twinlight (11-0) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs (1) in Oct.
Redera (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up, last halfway, headway into 4th before 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Carlingford Lough (10-5) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jul.
Saint Gervais (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd 2 out, ridden after 2 out, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 9l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Carrigmartin (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Towards rear, closed to chase leaders 4 out, went 4th 2 out, ridden to challenge in 2nd at last, every chance and on terms run-in, briefly led, not match winner and kept on same pace near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Foildubh (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs hvy in Apr.
Citizenship 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, ridden into 2nd 2 out, no extra before last, 10th of 14, 26l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Discoteca 13-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 8, 18l behind Train Of Thought (11-0) at Galway 2m 4yo nov hdl gd in Jul.
Raggletagglegypsy (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, distant 9th entering straight, left 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 34l behind Dream Function (11-5) at Clonmel 2m 3f beg chs.
Cairdin (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, pushed along in 7th halfway, weakened to rear before 5 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct, 12 ran.
Queiros Bleu (FR) 3-1fav (10-13) Settled in rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, headway to go 2nd 2 out, ridden and dropped to 4th last, no extra, 4th of 11, 7l behind Back In A Tic (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Oct.
Leah Claire (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, closed up travelling well approaching 3 out, 3rd after 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 10l behind Beef To The Heels (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 gs in Nov.
Tennis Cap (FR) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, pressed and good fast jump last, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov beating Thunder And Roses (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Decade Player (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Led and disputed, struggling when mistake 3 out, soon no extra, pulled up before last, in a race won by Beef To The Heels (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Forty Foot Tom 14-1 (10-4) Mid-division, 11th 5 out, no impression from next, 10th of 19, 35l behind Roi Du Mee (9-13) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Raced in 5th, ridden in 4th before straight, 3rd and kept on without getting there from before last, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Kilavalley (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Always prominent, pecked 1st, 4th after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 18, 11l behind Ally Cascade (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
To The Sky (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 14, 20l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th entering straight, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Park Ranger (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Always behind, 11th of 16, 15l behind Lough Roe Lady (11-2) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.