20:10 Limerick Thu 27 July 2017
Made all and kept on well to take a 2m5f Tramore maiden hurdle in early June (good), which was reward for a fair previous runners up effort in handicap company at Cork. Fifth of 14, well beaten last day in Killarney handicap hurdle.
winner of an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Tipperary in May, before fourth of 15, not beaten far here in a 2m5f handicap hurdle, when beaten favourite.
Winner of a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick in May 2016 but progression seems to have ground to a halt recently, with heavy defeats last twice.
Sixth of 15, beaten 6L in Limerick handicap hurdle earlier this month, before third of 18, not beaten far behind Lizzies Champ, 10 days ago.
Ninth of 15, beaten 7¾L in a Limerick handicap hurdle earlier this month, before seventh of eight beaten 10L in Kilbeggan handicap hurdle.
Third of 16, beaten ½L in Gowran Park handicap hurdle in June, before ninth of 18, beaten 12L in Kilbeggan 2m4f handicap hurdle.
Nothing shown in three starts over hurdles, beaten a total of 152L since coming from the pointing ranks.
Last Year's Winner
Snugsborough Benny (5/4), The Rite Article (5/2), Iusetaluvheronce (11/4), Naturally Blond (9/2), Whoyakodding (8/1), Pleased As Punch (12/1), Twilight Shadow (14/1), Stonehall Jack (14/1), Augher Castle (16/1), The B (33/1)
- The Rite Article
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