16:05 Leopardstown Fri 9 March 2018
Failed to complete on four of his last five starts since joining this yard from France. More needed on his return to fences.
Returned to form when finishing runner-up on handicap debut over 2m at Fairyhouse (soft-to-heavy) a month ago. Likely to run well off a 3lb higher mark today.
First completion in three starts when finishing fourth over 3m at Navan (heavy) last time out. Wears a visor for the first time today.
Finished third at Tramore (2m6f, yielding) in October but well beaten since including in handicap company the last twice. Looking for a first win under rules today.
Broke his maiden under rules when winning a handicap chase over an extended 2m7f at Thurles (soft) last time out. Races off a 9lb higher mark today.
Three time point-to-point winner but well beaten in three starts over fences and probably best watched on today's handicap debut.
Point-to-point winner and recorded her first chase victory when winning on good ground at Musselburgh in December. Softer ground forecast today not certain to suit.
Maiden after 12 starts but disqualified having won impressively at Sligo (good) in July when last seeing the racecourse. Interesting runner on just his second start over fences.
Seems to save his best efforts for Fairyhouse having won three times there and finished third at that venue last time out. Worth a check in the market today.
Last Year's Winner
|T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler|
Hawk Eye Down (4/1), Se Mo Laoch (9/2), Lacken Bridge (9/2), Don't Let Go (11/2), Rancher Lass (7/1), Witness Of Fashion (8/1), Hand Of The King (8/1), Leader's Choice (12/1), Attalco (25/1)
- Hawk Eye Down
- Don't Let Go
- Witness Of Fashion
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