15:15 Punchestown Sun 31 December 2017
Bumper winner who is yet to translate that level of form to three efforts over hurdles. Perhaps she can do better now switched to handicap company.
Ran fairly well at Limerick last time considering she'd gone up 8lb for winning on her previous start. May benefit from racing more prominently this time and can't be ruled out.
Has shown some good form both over hurdles and in point-to-points recently but could also do with improving his jumping having fallen on two of his last four starts (including points). Tongue strap is added now.
Finished behind some nice types in maiden hurdles but failed to improve on those efforts when switched to handicap company last time out.
A winner on the Flat but tough to get too excited about her hurdles form, including when well beaten at Cork last time out.
Only win over hurdles came in September 2014 and has been on a long losing run since. 43L defeat at Thurles last time out wasn't one of his more encouraging efforts since, either.
Veteran performer who hasn't won since 2013 and though he would be very well-treated on his best form he needs an unlikely revival against some younger, much more progressive rivals.
Yet to score over hurdles and is also a maiden on the Flat. Needs a career best by some margin to get involved in this.
0/13 over hurdles and has never gotten within 20L of a winner. No surprise if that record remains intact here.
Pulled-up in October on first start since June 2014. May improve on that effort but surely not enough to have a genuine say. Tongue strap on.
One of his better efforts at Down Royal on Boxing Day but needs to progress again in order to put it up to the best of these.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D A McLoughlinJ: D J Hand|
Soul Season (2/1), Urbanist (3/1), Oakfield Rose (3/1), Johnny Sue (3/1), She's Made It (5/1), Fly Round The Bend (8/1), Jimmyjames (14/1), Belle Helene (16/1), Glen's Dd (20/1), Mister Butler (20/1), Kentucky Minstrel (25/1), Island Villa (25/1), Billybuster (33/1)
- Soul Season
- Johnny Sue
- She's Made It