Action Master scored on his chasing debut in 2011 but hasn't tasted success over fences in 10 subsequent starts. Character Actor is another who should have more than the one win over fences to his name while the likes of Crash and Original Option are both struggling to match their earlier efforts over fences. Luna Runner won a beginners' chase at Downpatrick last time but WHATS HAPPENING landed a much stronger beginners' event on his chasing bow at this track last time. Michael Hourigan's charge gets the vote to follow up with normal progress.
Action Master 8-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, niggled along in 11th 5 out, 8th approaching straight, moderate 4th and kept on same pace without threatening from 2 out, 4th of 16, 8l behind Golden Kite (10-6) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs gf in Jun.
Annacarton (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4 out, ridden in 7th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace from 2 out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Clashnabrook (11-1) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Feb.
Character Actor (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 11th halfway, never a factor and moderate 9th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 47l behind John The Soldier (11-2) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Crash (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Soon towards rear, behind from before 4th, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Mr Cracker (11-5) at Listowel 2m 3f hcp chs gd in Jun, 18 ran.
King Of Redfield (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Alw rr, last from 6th & to by 11th, cto last 4out, 8th of 12, 46l behind Risk It Paddy (11-4) at Kinsale 4m ire ptp gd in Jun.
Original Option (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, lost place and no impression from 5 out, kept on same pace, 11th of 12, 45l behind Casey Top (9-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May '12.
Weslife (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Soon chased leaders, progress 5 out, 3rd 4 out, no extra from before next, pulled up before 2 out, 7th of 9, well behind Mount Sion (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jun.
Whats Happening (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Raced mainly in 2nd, reminder 3 out, on terms before straight, in front before 2 out, clear last, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase sft in May beating Lough Roe Lady (11-5) by 8l, 8 ran.
Luna Runner (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Led and disputed, in front and ridden before 2 out, went on last, stayed on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gf in Jun beating Torn Asunder (11-9) by 5l, 11 ran.