19:15 Punchestown Wed 17 May 2017
Has plenty of improvement to uncover following for starts in this sphere if he's going to have designs on a breakthrough.
Kalanisi gelding is bred to do well in this sphere, owner/trainer doesn't have many but operating 15 per-cent strike rate over hurdles previous 12 months. Disappointing effort on debut at Fairyhouse 31 days ago, has improvement to find.
Won final French start on the Flat, that was more than 700 days ago however, has joined this leading yard for jumps career and must be treated with utmost respect despite long absence.
Lightly raced but has a bit to find on the evidence of three spins over hurdles at Clonmel and Thurles so far, needs to improve.
Well held in two starts over timber, latest 199 days ago in a maiden at Galway over this sort of trip. Big task here.
Recent run at Dundalk possibly too bad to be true, has it all to prove based on bumper run at Limerick last July, finishing last of nine. Hurdles bow.
Pulled up in a point-to-point in February, well beaten in all three starts in that sphere and gives him plenty to do if hoping to be competitive on first rules start.
Sole hurdles run came in April 2015, well beaten off over 2m at Fairyhouse. Recent AW run at Dundalk over 2m may help with fitness for 21-race maiden under rules.
Hasn't shown anything in three previous runs over timber to warrant supporting in this field, all previous runs over 2m. Has been off since December so has fitness to prove as well.
Beaten 45L in 2m maiden hurdle at Thurles in January, has plenty work to do on form to take front rank in this return.
Sister to useful hurdler and chaser Mr Diablo, but a fairly unexciting pedigree other than that, unseated rider at the first on debut at Navan 46 days ago.
Beat a little more than 50L in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Limerick last month on racecourse debut, carries limited expectations into this contest as a result.
Unplaced in four hurdles and a bumper, seems destined to be an outsider for this.
Weakened from a furlong out on debut at Clonmel in March when beating just one of eight rivals home on debut in a bumper. Hurdles debut now with tongue strap retained.
Showed plenty potential on debut at Cork 12 days ago over this trip, beaten just ½L into second spot, likely to improve for that experience and sets the standard.
Couple of hefty beatings in maiden hurdles over this trip at Fairyhouse and Navan, most recently on the first of last month, needs significant improvement to be competitive.
Two modest efforts in maiden hurdles thus far and is very hard to recommend on form coming into this with some potentially smart rivals.
Was sent off 100/1 on debut in 2m maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last month, merely staying on past beaten horses to be ninth of 14. Needs plenty more to be involved at the business end.
Ran well for a good portion of the journey on debut last month at Kilbeggan over this trip, finishing fifth of 14 having gone off 100/1 and could have more to offer this time.
Milan filly from yard not routinely associated with bumper runners, would only be of interest on debut should money arrive.
Unable to beat any of 13 rivals home on debut over 2m at Kilbeggan last month. Plenty to ponder ahead of second start and looks an unlikely winner for now.
Scorpion filly from a small stable, was tailed off over this trip at Cork earlier in the month on debut run, might have something more offer second time out.
Last Year's Winner
Delta Work (10/11), Herminio (5/2), Arctic Light (10/1), Mr Champers (14/1), Up The Town (16/1), Wheres Hannah (25/1), Chesterfield Queen (33/1), Sillogue Pio (33/1), Sea Bank (50/1), Django Du Pecos (50/1), Unwanted (50/1), Wiz Lady (66/1), Harry Smiles (66/1), Blondes No More (66/1), Lord Erskine (66/1), Pirate Jake (66/1), Hybohemia (66/1), Patricks Boy (100/1), Breesy Mountain (100/1), Sizeable Sting (100/1), Camile (100/1), The Crane Man (100/1), Padraic O Conaire (100/1)
- Delta Work