15:55 Punchestown Sat 18 November 2017
Winner four times over hurdles and once over fences. Finished a close second at Fakenham in a handicap chase last time out and an interesting runner today.
Successful off a mark of 78 over 1m3f at Killarney (soft) in August. Good efforts in handicap company at up to 1m6f since and likely to run well in this contest.
Useful chaser but well beaten in two starts since finishing 8L fourth off a mark of 145 at Cork (yielding-to-soft) last month. Interesting back on the Flat.
Victorious five times at up to 7f on the Flat. Well held since joining this yard in the spring and an unlikely stayer in this contest.
Dual point-to-point winner and successful over an extended 3m in a beginners chase in February last year. Well beaten since including in a point-to-point last month.
Moderate maiden on the Flat for Patrick Prendergast and debuts for a new yard today following 14 months off the track.
Twice a winner over hurdles but nearly two years since his latest success and well beaten over fences on debut for this yard recently.
16 race maiden over hurdles and rated 92 in that sphere currently. Interesting to see how he fares on his first outing on the Flat.
Bumper winner over 2m at Roscommon (soft) in June 2013. Lightly raced since well held in four starts since joining this yard two years ago. Wears a tongue tie for the first time.
Victorious twice on the AW over 1m4f but held on most recent outings in that sphere and nearly four years since his latest victory.
Placed twice from six starts in bumpers and a fair effort when 14L fourth at Cork (2m3f, yielding) in that sphere in August. Making his Flat debut today.
Unplaced in all 12 starts so far most recently when tenth over an extended 1m2f at Dundalk last week. Stamina to prove today.
Winner of eight of his 49 races including in a 2m AW handicap at Dundalk two years ago. Well held in competitive hurdles in recent starts and one to note on his seasonal debut.
Made a winning debut in a valuable bumper over 2m on good ground here in April 2014. Finished fourth in a Grade 1 contest from just two outings since and one to note on his debut for a new yard following 19 months off the track.
Best effort so far came when finishing runner-up off a mark of 53 over an extended 1m2f at Dundalk last month. Stepping up markedly in trip on this occasion.
Made a winning debut over 1m at Lingfield as a two-year-old but failed to score since and rated just 40 on the Flat at present. Also declared 21:00 Dundalk Friday.
Last Year's Winner
Taglietelle (9/4), Dalton Highway (7/2), Neverushacon (4/1), Very Much So (7/1), Pivot Bridge (11/1), Kayf Supreme (12/1), Baby Jake (12/1), Bronco Bill (12/1), Vocal Resurgence (14/1), Black Ice (25/1), Free Code (33/1), Adolphius (33/1), Knightsone (33/1), Streak (33/1), Max Moonhead (50/1), Mallory Heights (50/1), Oh So Sensible (50/1)
- Dalton Highway
- Very Much So
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