14:45 Curragh Sat 12 May 2018
Red Jazz colt, won a Navan maiden (5f, heavy) on reappearance / second start. Beat off a pair of decent yardsticks in second and third, capable of improving again on handicap bow.
Naas maiden winner over 5f in October, well held on handicap bow at that track (7f, soft to heavy) in March and since found a Listed event too hot. Sights lowered and has form to get in the mix now.
Winner of a 6f novice event at Wolverhampton (AW) in December, filly ran a very fine race in Naas Listed event (5½f, good to yielding) this week having gone off 50/1. Entitled to respect with that in mind.
Raven's Pass gelding won a 5f AW maiden at Dundalk on debut in November and ran well same C&D in a handicap next time. Dropped 4lb for turf bow, represents top connections and one to note.
Heavy ground maiden winner at Limerick in October. Struggling since though and looks in need of relief from the assessor.
Lightly-raced Choisir gelding, won 5f AW handicap at Dundalk last month (rated 76) and equally at home on turf. Capable of improving again and not taken lightly.
Improved on debut effort to win at Navan (5½f, yielding to soft) in a maiden last month, since found Listed company too strong back over that C&D but filly could go well in this.
Won twice last year, latest a win at Naas over this trip when rated 73. Struggled from this sort of mark subsequently and others preferred.
Not really gone on from winning a 5f maiden at Naas on debut this time last year, though did run in some decent contests. May have needed last month's Dundalk outing.
Colt by Most Improved ended last season with a maiden win over 6f at Naas (soft), returns to action for handicap debut and has scope for further improvement.
5f maiden winner at Dundalk this month on third start, filly hasn't exactly been dropped in for handicap bow but entitled to improve and have her say.
Improving this spring in three runs since going handicapping on the AW, including 6f win at Dundalk in March. Second runner for the yard and 5lb claim makes him a very viable contender.
Not disgraced last summer in 1m maiden here behind recent 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior. Didn't progress though and poor on reappearance over 1m½f at Cork on heavy last time. Right down in trip today.
AW winner at Dundalk over 5f in October, pleasing return to action when 2½L second of 10 at Navan (5f, heavy) early last month. Up in trip and one to consider for in-form Meade team.
Last Year's Winner
Maymine (11/4), Urban Beat (8/1), Red Persian (8/1), Canford Art (8/1), Tammy Wynette (9/1), Sunday Smart (10/1), Hello Brigette (10/1), Vinnie's Wish (10/1), Art Of Unity (11/1), It's All A Joke (12/1), Gottardo (12/1), It's Two O Clock (14/1), Aurora Eclipse (16/1), T For Tango (16/1), Way Back Home (20/1), Powersville (20/1)
- It's Two O Clock
- Urban Beat
- Aurora Eclipse
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