13:20 Killarney Sun 13 May 2018
Dual winner in France and recently purchased by owner Barry Connell. Interesting acquisition and one to note in the betting.
Useful performer on the Flat for Jim Bolger, not disgraced on hurdles bow in Leopardstown maiden over Christmas won by subsequent Triumph Hurdle second Mr Adjudicator. Worth a market check.
Half-brother Rathvilly only raced three times and didn't show much. Beaten 97L on a disastrous debut at Cork earlier this month when finishing last of 15. Plenty to prove in this company.
Shirocco gelding out of a Pairumani Star mare €18,000 buy as a three-year-old and settled with powerful yard.
Well beaten at a big price on debut last month at Tramore before another heavy defeat at Cork earlier this month and no realistic chance here.
Where Or When colt out an unraced dam soon towards rear, last and under pressure approaching halfway on debut when finishing last of 14 when last seen in November. Looks vulnerable once again.
Not without ability on the Flat but it was all at sprint distances and has consequently struggled in two maiden hurdle starts so far including a 54L defeat last month at Cork. Hard to fancy.
Fair form for Roger Varian before finishing runner-up on two occasions for trainer Mick Appleby. Best watched on hurdling and stable debut.
By Galileo out of a Danehill mare related to Supasundae, Windsor Park, Celestial Halo and recent Chester winner Idaho. Weakened on hurdling debut beaten 76L in a Gowran Park maiden. Will improve for the run in this grade.
Presenting gelding out of a Be My Native mare related to the likes of Denman, War Of Attrition and recent Worcester maiden hurdle winner Blackdown Hills. Market possibly best guide to chances.
No great promise to be taken from his breeding and finished 72L adrift of Dancingwith Storms on debut when 14th of 15 at Cork recently. Looks up against it here.
Unraced gelding by Doyen out of a Be My Native mare cheap €12,500 foal related to multiple winners Valdez and Kumbeshwar. One of three runners for powerful owner.
77-rated handicapper on the Flat for Richard Hughes and bought for 30,000gns at Newmarket in October. Signs of promise last month in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle finishing third of 12 beaten 2L. Should make his presence felt here.
Dubai Destination filly out of an Old Vic mare related to Kicking King, Sunnyhillboy and Grade 2 Towton winner Ballyoptic. Market likely to reveal expectations.
Getaway filly out of a Kings Theatre mare related to recent winners Getabird and Verdana Blue. Will appreciate the experience of the run here.
Kapgarde filly out of a Barathea mare related to some grand servants Garde La Victoire and Clan Des Obeaux. Well beaten on debut at Cork and needs to improve here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh|
Waterville Dancer (13/8), Dreamtide (5/2), Gold Seal (7/2), Slaney Street (4/1), Ilikedwayurthinkin (4/1), Bolbec (7/1), Bertoni (10/1), Roman Rock (14/1), Wake Up Early (33/1), Ebtkaar (33/1), Moonball (50/1), Dubaimolly (50/1), Desert Grey (66/1), Bombay Basil (66/1), Getaway Gold (66/1), Shedding (66/1), Ballyhubbock (100/1), Casamicciola (100/1)
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