16:35 Leopardstown Fri 9 March 2018
Placed three times since winning over 2m4f at Punchestown (yielding-to-soft) in October. Finished third on chase debut at Tramore last time and is an interesting runner today.
Placed over hurdles at Cheltenham (2m5f, soft) in November but well held over fences at Tramore subsequently and wears a tongue tie for the first time today.
Good effort in finishing fourth in a handicap chase over C&D on yielding-to-soft ground last time out. Interesting to see how he fares today.
Held in three starts over fences so far including at Cork (2m6f, heavy) last time. Others look to hold more obvious claims today.
Placed off a mark of 109 in a 3m1f handicap chase at Fairyhouse (heavy) in January. Well beaten over hurdles subsequently and 0/26 over fences.
13 race maiden but placed four times over hurdles. Making his chasing debut today having pulled up at Galway when last in action back in October.
Placed off a mark of 93 in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal (3m, soft) in November. Unraced since disappointing the following month and returns to fences with blinkers and a tongue tie tried for the first time.
Placed in a bumper on good ground last spring but generally disappointing over obstacles and well held on chase debut a month ago.
Point-to-point winner on soft ground at Tinahely in January and ran well on first rules start for this yard when finishing runner-up at Fairyhouse (2m, heavy) the following month. One to note in this contest.
Successful over hurdles at Clonmel last June but disappointing since returning from a break. Worth a check in the market on today's chase debut.
Last Year's Winner
Artic Pearl (3/1), Dawn In The Park (4/1), Charlie's Charm (5/1), Skellig Rocks (13/2), Dallas Cowboy (13/2), Bold Sky (8/1), El Vasco (12/1), Georges Conn (12/1), Iusetaluvheronce (14/1), Two In One (20/1), Mister Butler (33/1)
- Bold Sky
- Dawn In The Park
- Artic Pearl
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