19:00 Dundalk Fri 8 December 2017
Vast improvement needed to figure following six second-rate performances and looks vulnerable in this company.
Fourth of 13 beaten 1¾L behind Art Of Unity last month on AW debut here over 5f. Tough ask and others preferred.
Last of seven well beaten 6L behind It's Two O'Clock, the fourth race in a row the filly had trailed in behind the rest of the field. Out of form and hard to fancy.
Dandy Man filly who had raced only over sprint trips to date, including 2¾L sixth of 13 in October before failing when upped to 1m finishing 7L behind Check Your Pockets last month.
Caught the eye when finishing second of 13 beaten 1¼L behind Art Of Unity here last month over 5f before finishing fifth of 14 beaten 3¼L at the start of the month. Worth a market check.
Improved performance last time out when finishing 4½L behind Khwarizmi over 5f at the beginning of the month. Worth a market check in first-time cheekpieces.
Progressed from two disappointing starts at Tipperary on debut and at Galway over 7f before a promising run when dropped to 5f last month before disappointing at Fairyhouse. Worth a market check.
Beaten 3½L and 1¾L on first two starts here in March and April but disappointed on return when 12th of 14 beaten 11L last month.
Ran well to finish third over 6f here on his penultimate outing but disappointed over this trip the last twice and others have more obvious chances.
First Reserve: 10th of 13 beaten 4½L behind the well thought of Art Of Unity over 5f. Very little to be positive about from powerful stable.
A 3f drop in trip failed to bring about any improvement last time out earlier in the month when disappointing over 5f finishing 12th of 14. Hard to fancy.
Well beaten in three below-par performances here including in a tough ask last time out in a listed contest. Plenty to find on recent offerings.
Third of 14 beaten 1¼L on AW debut here last month behind Storm Has Broken before fourth of 14 beaten 3¼L over 6f last month. Others preferred.
Epaulette filly is a half-sister to three winners, including 5f winner Aggression, improving with every appearance and one for the shortlist.
Third Reserve: Finished well beaten in three maiden races on soft and heavy turf so far. Others make more appeal on handicap debut.
Second Reserve: Signs of ability when fourth at Tipperary (5f, yielding) in August but well held since and probably best watched at present.
Best effort to date when 5L third latest at Bellewstown over 5f but has generally disappointed overall. May find this tough.
Last Year's Winner
Ar Saoirse (9/4), Snow Patch (7/2), Itschessnotchekers (9/2), Piper Bomb (7/1), Highly Approved (8/1), Dandy Sue (12/1), Take Action (14/1), La Novia (16/1), Downtown Diva (18/1), Taylor Velvet (20/1), Extremely (25/1), Ty Rock Brandy (33/1), In The Dip (33/1), Camacho Dancer (40/1), Let It Go Papa (50/1), Mrs Hitchcock (50/1), Alpine Queen (66/1), Cross Cover (N/A), Lucky Red (N/A), Sarah Kate (N/A), Lady Sonia (N/A)
- Ar Saoirse
- Snow Patch
- Highly Approved
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