13:30 Limerick Sun 9 July 2017
Tajraasi gelding who was very reluctant on debut and didn't get far before being pulled up, since well beaten on yielding ground as Listowel and eighth of 18 last time out in a Clomel maiden hurdle.
In the process of running a nice race when fell two out last time. The winner of that race looks useful, so if unscathed, this fellow is no forlorn hope of bouncing back
Well beaten off a basement mark on the Flat recently and shown nothing in four starts over hurdles. Last hurdle start was in August 2015 and seems more suited to Cork.
Eight race maiden on the Flat and beaten 50L into ninth on hurdling debut at Tipperary in May before another heavy defeat in a Limerick maiden hurdle 49 days ago.
Decent effort on debut at Ballinrobe (2m1f, good) this month in a bumper, fading in the closing stages, before finishing an encouraging second of 11 in a Wexford bumper, back in May.
Four-race maiden, signs of encouragement before a 31L defeat in a Clonmel maiden hurdle on soft ground in December.
The drop back to this trip and the application of a hood suited this gelding perfectly when reversing previous form with Minella Beau here in May, before a 13L defeat, third of nine in a Down Royal bumper.
2yo career in France, won at three and four for trainer-Phillip Kirby. Beaten 108L on hurdling debut on first start for new yard.
Seemed to enjoy the sounder surface when putting in a career-best performance at Ballinrobe in May before beaten 13L, fourth of 13, at the same course over 2m4f.
Failed to complete in all four point-to-point starts and well held in a bumper at Worcester in September 2015 when with Dan Skelton. Stopped counting lengths beaten at Punchestown on first start for new yard.
First start for a son of Nickname who was top-class jumper in France & Ireland over 2m-2m5f, by Lost World; first yearlings 2011.
Absent for eight months and showed only moderate form last term. Has twice run satisfactorily in maiden hurdles at Ballinrobe before finishing seventh of eight 20L behind Is She Diesel.
Beaten out of sight at Thurles last month on third and fourth hurdles starts, including beaten 101L last time out at Tipperary.
Some promising placed for last season at 2m - 2m3f, was well below best at Tramore and well beaten at Cork in early May, before only getting as far as the third in a Punchestown maiden hurdle.
Last Year's Winner
Gagas Horse (9/10), An Caisteal Nuadh (4/1), Kiera Royale (7/1), Criminate (8/1), Riverrainshine (12/1), Echo Lady (18/1), Cottonvale (20/1), Absolute Grit (33/1), Witness Cant State (50/1), Aussie Guest (66/1), Iftikaar (66/1), Rosskerrig (80/1), Bondi Bull (100/1), Ellie's Choice (100/1)
- Gagas Horse
- Echo Lady
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Next Race Off
What's The Story can add to his good record at York on Thursday, according to Simon Holt - check out his two best bets.
Crystal Ocean can live up to his billing in the Juddmonte International, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Wednesday.
Our racing expert Ben Linfoot has three Value Bet selections for day one of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and he's taking on Crystal Ocean in the big one.