12:10 Cork Sun 19 November 2017
Well beaten on both rules starts in a Leopardstown bumper and on hurdling debut in a Galway maiden. Big ask.
Has made steady progress since winning a Ballinrobe bumper in September finishing second of six 1½L behind the well thought of Felix Desjy. Market likely to reveal expectations.
Arcadio gelding out of an Oscar mare related to Oscar Whisky, Rock On Ruby and recent Cheltenham winner Finian's Oscar. Worth a market check.
Failed to build on a promising bumper run at Listowel when finishing 10th of 18 beaten 28L on hurdling debut at Clonmel. May find this tough.
Gelding by Court Cave out of Agasaya. €15,000 foal, £26,000 three-year-old. Well beaten when tailed off on debut beaten 56L.
Held up and never in the contest before finishing last of five beaten 36L on debut here in a 2m maiden in March. May need the run on return.
Unseated rider last month in a point-to-point, before finishing 15th of 23 beaten 63L in a maiden hurdle here earlier this month. Expected to go better on second start.
Baltic King half-brother to three-times Champion Hurdle runner-up My Tent Or Yours. Sent off at 40/1 on debut when well beaten 11th of 23 here earlier in the month.
Well beaten on debut behind the impressive Felix Desjy at Punchestown last month when not completely unfancied. Progress possible but may find this tough.
Revelled in bottomless ground in France in 2016 before joining powerful connections for €215,000 last summer. Worth a market check.
Well beaten on bumper debut and pulled up in a Galway maiden hurdle last month. Others make more appeal.
Beaten a total of 164L in two maiden hurdle starts sent off at 100/1 on both occasions. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here.
Rated 86 on the Flat for Brendan Duke. Pulled-up when the saddle slipped on hurdling debut in a Navan maiden over 2m before finishing 23L behind the winner earlier this month at Down Royal.
Beaten favourite on seasonal debut when finishing third of 15 in a Thurles bumper in October. Worth a market check.
Vision D'Etat gelding out of a Loup Solitaire mare, related to decent French hurdler, De Bon Coer and the Dan Skelton-trained Golden Vision. Market likely to reveal expectations.
€34,000 3-y-o, Westerner gelding. 11th of 13 beaten 38L in Limerick bumper on debut before finishing 85L on hurdling debut here in the month. Others make more appeal.
Has offered little in bumpers and four runs over hurdles including three runs in cheekpieces. Faces another uphill task against these.
Beaten 17L and 19L in two Flat handicaps so far including last time out at Naas over 1m2f. Leap of faith required to see how she might win this.
Nothing in two career bumpers including last time out beaten 67L in a Limerick contest over 2m. Will need to improve here.
Generally solid and consistent over the summer on the Flat in Europe. Interesting debut for powerful yard and worth a market check.
Has struggled in two career maiden hurdles at Clonmel and last time out at Thurles. Hard to fancy in first-time hood.
Beaten 75L in two maiden hurdle starts so far at Thurles and last time out here earlier this month. Needs to improve significantly.
First Reserve: Fell, when about to win, on only point-to-point start. By Oscar out of a Anshan mare and interesting debut for powerful connections.
Last Year's Winner
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Manamite (4/7), Mary Sun (4/1), Cask Mate (6/1), Killasser Boy (7/1), Us And Them (10/1), Minella Times (10/1), Commandant (11/1), Texie Rexie (20/1), Amerijano (33/1), The Mouse Doctor (50/1), Visioman (66/1), Churchtown Glen (80/1), Clementina (100/1), Caveat Emptor (100/1), Dontdooddson (100/1), Giveittomestraight (100/1), Itscatrionaschoice (100/1), Rose's In The Rain (100/1), Hiupinthesky (100/1), Dancing In The Sky (100/1), Flamingo Lane (100/1), The Broom Squire (100/1), Western Sea (100/1), Moll Dote (100/1), Montauk Flyer (125/1), Backintheboom (125/1), Clear View (125/1)
- Mary Sun
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