14:35 Leopardstown Sun 13 May 2018
Smart performer and a former C&D winner, went well in third over this trip here on reappearance in Listed contest last month. Likely to give this a good go.
Has won no fewer than six Group races in his time, including a Group 1 success and still retains ability as shown in Newmarket Group 3 (6f, good) on reappearance. Up to the mile, will run his race.
Won his maiden on good to firm over C&D last year and progressive thereafter (two more wins). Heavy ground here last month on reappearance not ideal (behind Brendan Bracken), should improve for it.
C&D winner in 2015, though just 2-23 on turf overall. Returns from winter break and liable to find a few of these fitter / better equipped.
Street Cry colt was a Group 3 winner over C&D in 2016, both runs since have been here over this trip and a bit disappointing. Would take all the beating if back to his best at five-years-old.
Ran a cracker here on Champions Weekend in September in C&D Group 2 when ½L second behind Suedois. Won his maiden first-time-out last season, has scope to get involved in this.
Very lightly-raced Choisir colt, unbeaten in two starts over this trip on the AW at Dundalk, makes turf debut for in-form Stack yard and, while this is clearly a step up, could have plenty more to come.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Custom Cut||8||9-9||9/2||Full Result|
|T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope|
Zihba (5/2), True Valour (3/1), Brendan Brackan (9/2), Pincheck (6/1), Tribal Beat (8/1), Gordon Lord Byron (11/1), Tennessee Wildcat (16/1)
- True Valour
- Brendan Brackan
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