17:10 Fairyhouse Sat 7 October 2017
In good form back in the spring but has looked some way below that level since. Handicapper may have his measure at present.
Had every chance last time and was not good enough. Has work to do from the same mark and he may want further.
Fair effort at Sligo this summer but gave the impression this trip may be on the sharp side. Has had two runs on the Flat recently which suggest he is holding his form.
Both successes have come at Clonmel but not unduly punished for an impressive success there a month ago. Looked the likely winner a long way out that day and it would be no surprise if she followed up.
Useful dual Flat winner with a rating in the mid 80's but slightly disappointing over hurdles so far. Hard to fancy off current mark.
Impressed when taking a Kilbeggan bumper last year but yet to fulfil that potential over hurdles. Ground may excuse a poor run last time and worth a market check.
1-24 over hurdles with that victory coming in 2014. Latest efforts give her an each-way chance off this mark.
Now ten-years-old and owner of just a modest record over jumps, hasn't looked like recording a win off this sort of rating this year. Headgear now fitted.
Has earned a workable mark over hurdles and looks set to win a handicap as soon as her jumping improves. Jockey booking looks a clear signal of intent.
Fair third at Sligo in July and this will be the first time she has had decent ground over the same trip since.
Close seventh in this last year off 12lb higher. Has not been as good since and the hood failed to inspire three weeks ago.
Impressive Ballinrobe winner who needs to be ridden patiently. Went well from this mark at Bellewstown before disappointing on softer ground at Galway. Conditions are forecast to be more suitable and he has to be respected.
19-race maiden rated around the 70 mark on the Flat. Has made little impression in three runs over hurdles but weighted to give a better account here.
Got his act together to score at Down Royal before bumping into a well-handicapped rival next time. That winner has scored off 9lb higher since and he has to go on the shortlist.
Has proved difficult to settle in the past and has been prone to mistakes. Mark continues to drop but as a 31-race maiden others make more appeal.
Last Year's Winner
Creeping Ivy (11/4), Russian Roulette (9/2), Like An Open Book (7/1), Mullinavat (7/1), Sierra Law (8/1), Golden Poet (8/1), Youngnedofthehill (10/1), Toor General (10/1), Mountain Kingdom (12/1), Lex Talionis (14/1), My Betty (16/1), Bakers Street (16/1), Storm Rising (16/1), Brog Deas Nua (20/1), Do Na Paisti (20/1), Last Garrison (20/1), Creative Talent (25/1), Voluptueux (33/1)
- Sierra Law
- Creeping Ivy
- Like An Open Book
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