14:10 Leopardstown Sun 5 March 2017
Top class chaser in his prime, enjoying something of an Indian summer over timber this season and has looked very good at times. Tough to write him off.
Previous form makes him a standout player, enthusiasm is of course tempered by the fact he hasn't raced for 19 months. Trainer should have him fit, though stable jockey has overlooked him it seems.
Fair run at Punchestown on New Year's Eve but has to improve on ratings if he's to grab this pot.
First start in this country so remains something of an unknown, won last start in France back in November 2013 and has joined powerful owner though stable jockey appears to have bypassed him for debut run.
Third runner for the champion trainer and also making first Irish appearance having won final outing in France in September 2014 impressively. The mount of champion jockey today, which may indicate he's shown up well at home.
Not seen on the racecourse for the thick end of two years, had previously looked progressive over these obstacles. Market may guide expectations for return.
Held by some of these on old form, he has rather lost his way of late and, despite the trainer's good form, is difficult to fancy in this field.
Last Year's Winner
Hidden Cyclone (11/4), Bonbon Au Miel (4/1), Diakali (9/2), Tycoon Prince (9/2), Ttebbob (8/1), Aurko (8/1), I Shot The Sheriff (16/1)
- Bonbon Au Miel
- Hidden Cyclone
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