12:35 Gowran Park Sat 25 November 2017
Stout national hunt progeny by Robin Des Pres out of a Flemensfirth mare but towards rear and no impression on career debut when 12th of 15 beaten 92L. Hard to fancy.
Winning bumper form came to an abrupt end when finishing 15th of 22 beaten 19½L in the Champion bumper at Cheltenham when not unfancied, before another disappointment at Punchestown in April.
Kapgarde gelding out of a Epervier Bleu mare related to national hunt winners Garde La Victoire, As De Mee and Grade 1 chase winner in France, Milford Thomas. Market will be possible best guide here.
Gelding by Kalanisi out of a Overbury mare related to Katchit and Barizan. Yard have two winners from 15 runners this season. Worth a market check on hurdling debut.
Impressive winner of his bumper in March when finishing 8½L ahead of 11 rivals at Navan on heavy ground. Looks one that will be vying for favouritism.
Kings Theatre gelding out of an Apple Tree mare. High class sire of Cue Card, The New One and recent Cheltenham winner Kingswell Theatre. Winner on debut in March over 2m in a Limerick bumper.
From the connections of Noble Endeavor, Mega Fortune and Zabana. Fell on debut in Killarney maiden hurdle in May. Others likely to perform better.
Possibly needed the run on seasonal debut when finishing ninth of 13 beaten 58L in Downpatrick maiden hurdle. May find this tough.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh|
Carter Mckay (10/11), Minellafordollars (7/4), Mortal (5/1), Cuneo (14/1), Rio Lobo (16/1), Wings Like Arion (33/1), Macetown Boy (50/1), Aughnamaulmeen (100/1)
- Carter Mckay
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