Targetting a mc

I have a list of links generated from xml using AS3

function createVideoLinks():void{
 for (var i:int=0; i<externalXML.videoClip.length();i++){
 vidLink*=externalXML.videoClip*[email protected];
 var linkHolder:MovieClip = new MovieClip();
 var linkText:TextField = new TextField();
 linkHolder.buttonMode=true; //appears to give me back the correct cursor for links
 linkHolder.mouseChildren = false;
 linkHolder.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, clickHandler);
 linkHolder.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_OVER, overHandler);

This all works well. When I click on a link I can use

trace ("you are in overHandler=";

to get the ref number for each link, and so get the link etc etc

WHat I also want to do is change the foramtting of the link when its rollovered/pressed

WHen I roll over I can get the ref number - but how do I target the link I just rolled over

I suppose what I am really asking is in AS2 I would have done something like
createNewMovieCLip (“name”+i…) to give it a unique id and then targetted that.

What’s the as3 equivilent