13:25 Leopardstown Fri 9 March 2018
Made up into a useful hurdler in 2017 and was successful on his return from a break at Limerick (2m4f, heavy) in December. Trip likely to blame for a poor effort last time.
Top class hurdler on his day ran well to finish fourth in a Grade 1 over 2m on soft ground here last month. Likely to prove hard to beat in this contest.
Three time winner over hurdles and placed twice in Graded novice chases in recent times. Interesting to see how he fares on his first hurdles start since April.
Wore first time blinkers (retained) when finishing second of four in a Grade 2 over 2m5f at Navan (soft-to-heavy) last time out. Represents a leading stable today.
Twice a winner over hurdles including on soft ground at Limerick in March last year. Well held the last twice including in a valuable handicap last time out.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J J HanlonJ: D E Mullins|
Jezki (11/10), Ex Patriot (9/2), Karalee (5/1), Lieutenant Colonel (6/1), Gangster (13/2)
- Ex Patriot
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