21:00 Dundalk Fri 1 December 2017
Without a win in three track starts including finishing 12th of 14 last time out over C&D in October. Others preferred.
Last time out C&D winner last month when beating 12 rivals and Vocal Resurgence a neck. Big chance from the handicapper raised only 1lb.
Losing run goes back over two years - 22 starts - but showed signs of a resurgence last time out when finishing fourth of 14 beaten 4½L behind New Story.
Sixth of 14 beaten 3L over 1m4f last month behind Shake The Bucket in the third of a series of game performances and is of interest with first-time tongue-tie.
Beaten 3¾L behind Tropic Thunder over C&D last time out last month. Dropped 4lb by the handicapper and one for the shortlist.
Well beaten and no impression in his last four appearances here at this venue and hard to fancy until he shows signs of some ability.
Second of 12 beaten 1¼L behind Sleepy Head over C&D before disappointing last month over inadequate trip. Could be dangerous back to this trip.
Has been known to struggle here without a win from nine starts though did produce a promising run when finishing 2¼L behind Tropic Thunder. Will need to improve to figure.
Ran well here in early November when finishing third of 14 beaten 2¼L but disappointed last time out behind Mandarin Monarch. Hard to fancy despite first-time blinkers.
Has largely struggled over the summer and was beaten 8½L over 1m4f on AW at Dundalk in October on stable debut before another heavy defeat early last month. Looks vulnerable in this company.
Beaten a total of 181L in four career starts and hard to fancy until he shows a hint of ability, easily passed over.
12th of 13 beaten 7½ on track debut last month over 7f following a 35L defeat at Gowran Park in September. Tough ask and others preferred.
Beaten 20L plus in last four races so no surprise his handicap mark is in freefall. Impossible to recommend him in current form.
Eight race maiden who finished last of 23 beaten 53L on second start from yard following a move from Ger Lyons. Very little to be positive about.
First Reserve: Formerly in the hands of Clive Brittain the Manduro gelding was last seen winning a Musselburgh 1m4½f handicap in July. Worth a market check on return.
Second Reserve: 56-rated handicapper on turf has been hurdling without success of late and makes AW debut here. Market likely to reveal expectations but losing run now 25.
Third Reserve: Disappointing filly for Ron Thompson and Daniel Loughnane before finishing 16L adrift of the winner on track and stable debut. Vast improvement needed to figure.
Last Year's Winner
Tropic Thunder (7/2), Lizard Point (5/1), Asian Wing (6/1), Weightfordave (7/1), Shes An Art (8/1), Molly Kaye (8/1), Any Time (12/1), Jose Echegaray (12/1), Freedom Chimes (12/1), Multiviz (14/1), Sheldon Cooper (16/1), Emily Square (16/1), Getaway Queen (20/1), Manomine (25/1), Mister Saxman (25/1), Possible Future (25/1), Quina Brook (25/1)
- Tropic Thunder
- Lizard Point
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