17:30 Dundalk Fri 23 February 2018
C&D winner back in September off a 2lb lower mark, beaten but not disgraced on four occasions since and heading back towards a winning mark. Not easy to discount.
Possibly needed the experience on AW debut when 12th of 14 beaten 12L last month over C&D. Plenty to find here in first-time tongue-tie.
Elzaam gelding out of a National Emblem mare related to Keith Dalgleish's Clem Fandango. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut.
C&D winner who is a genuine and tough sort finishing second on his last two starts here. Another bold show looks likely in this contest.
Modest 45-rated handicapper for trainer-Evanna McCutcheon and not seen since a 16½L defeat at Roscommon in June. Plenty to find here on stable debut.
Last seen over C&D in November 2015 when finishing 7L behind Settle For Red. Well beaten on turf since and will possibly need the run on first start since May.
C&D winner and looks like he is warming up for a campaign at this track over the coming weeks. Capable of having his say in this company.
Winner at this track over 7f in December off a 8lb lower mark and beaten favourite last time out over C&D last week. Running well of a higher mark and claims if getting the run of the race.
Has disappointed connections in a number of gloomy efforts in 2017 and on return to the track last month. Hard to construct much of a case for him here.
Well beaten on last visit to the track in October and has failed to finish in her last three maiden hurdles this year. Looks opposable.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Chestnut Fire||5||10-0||8/13||Full Result|
|T: M HalfordJ: C P Hoban|
Six Silver Lane (6/4), Settle For Red (11/4), Rosenborg Rider (3/1), Yamato (8/1), Stadius (28/1), Mr Bernard (33/1), Tremendous (33/1), Vaquero (33/1), Building Year (66/1), Nabeel (100/1)
- Six Silver Lane
- Settle For Red
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