12:05 Gowran Park Sat 25 November 2017
Needs to eliminate slight mistakes made in two career starts recently. Needs a chunk of improvement to take a hand here in this company.
Modest and regressing Flat handicapper for Ger Lyons winner of one of his 10 career starts. Market likely to reveal expectation on stable debut.
Gelded son of Lord Shanakill and a half-brother to a number of including the yards classy hurdler Jer's Girl. Improved from last at half way to finish in midfield on racecourse debut when sixth of 11 at Punchestown earlier this month.
Fifth of seven on only start for Aiden O'Brien on the Flat in May 2016 before coming back to finish fifth of 15 beaten 0ver 19L in Fairyhouse maiden hurdle. Can be expected to improve.
Lowly 45-rated handicapper on the Flat with his best performances coming over 5f. Related to the likes of Jer's Girl and Our Conor so worth a market check on hurdling debut.
Rated just 46 on the Flat and probably best watched at present having finished last of 15 behind Mitchouka on his hurdling debut, before another heavy defeat at Punchestown last time out.
Unplaced in all eight starts on the Flat and there wasn't much promise on hurdling debut when beaten 35L at Punchestown earlier this month.
Modest 64-rated Flat handicapper winning a Doncaster contest for Mick Channon over 1m4f on good ground. Sire not renowned for his jumping progeny.
Seventh of 10 on debut at Punchestown in October before disappointing last time out beaten 58L finishing 12th of 15 in Fairyhouse maiden over 2m earlier this month. Looks a long-term prospect.
Promising second of seven beaten 1¾L behind the well-thought of Espoir D'Allen in 3-Y-O hurdle on stable debut earlier in the month. Likely to be a warm order here.
Rated 58 on the Flat unplaced in two handicap starts finished sixth of 15 on handicap debut beaten 19½L in Fairyhouse maiden hurdle earlier this month. Will look to improve on first run.
Failed to build on promising hurdling debut performance when finishing down the field 33L behind Apparition at Thurles before an improved performance in Fairyhouse maiden hurdle earlier this month. Worth a market check.
Modest handicapper rated 62 on the Flat in France. 13th of 20 beaten 17L over 1m4f on first start for current yard before finishing seventh of 15 beaten 29L on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse earlier this month.
Unraced Galileo gelding out of a Danehill Dancer mare related to the likes of Celestial Hero, Supasundae and Neptune winner Windsor Park. Market will be best guide to chances.
Poor low-grade 46-rated handicapper on the Flat well beaten on all seven career starts including on hurdling debut at Fairyhouse earlier this month beaten 58L. Others make more appeal.
Second-rate performances on the Flat including a 60L defeat when last seen in August and looks to be below of what is required in this company.
Successful three times in France including on very soft ground at Cholet in April. Sixth of seven beaten 18½L on hurdling debut at Down Royal earlier this month. Worth a market check.
Solid and consistent 82-rated handicapper on the Flat for John Oxx. Related to French Listed hurdle winner Beyond Henry. Market likely to be best guide.
Beaten 26L, 12½L and 33L in her three hurdles starts including a trip to Ludlow when well beaten in October. Tough ask here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Jonathan SweeneyJ: A McCurtin|
Kuraka (8/11), State Of The Art (8/1), Castle Howard (8/1), Randalls Ur Poet (9/1), Magen's Moon (14/1), Mastermind (20/1), Acclamatio (25/1), Fullmoon In Paris (33/1), Ingleby Mackenzie (33/1), Sil Ver Klass (33/1), Sonic Wind (33/1), Buffalo Blues (33/1), Go Guarantor (40/1), Callthebarman (40/1), Noble Intention (50/1), D K Travel (50/1), Ali's Girl (66/1), Joly Maker (66/1), Agatha Rose (100/1), Erquy (100/1)
- Castle Howard
- Randalls Ur Poet
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