19:10 Killarney Mon 14 May 2018
Beaten 13L by Doctor Phoenix at Naas before another poor performance in a Navan Grade 2 contest finishing 20L behind Great Field. May find this tough.
Made a promising start to his chasing career but he's only disappointed since. Including a 17L defeat last month in a Punchestown handicap chase over 2m. More disappointment looks on the cards here.
Course winner who was beaten favourite last time out when finishing 9L behind the Willie Mullins-trained True Self in a Punchestown handicap hurdle. Can be expected to produce a better effort here.
Has failed to build on a 7L win in a Gowran Park handicap chase over 2m2f in March with two defeats at Cork and a fall last month at Punchestown.
Has been plying his trade in two Grade 1 contests at Punchestown including a gallant third of 12 last month in the Stayers hurdle. Should have the class to play a major role here.
Improved 6lb over the course of the season putting in some gallant displays over the campaign including a win at Thurles in February. One for the shortlist.
Boasts impressive record of having first starts in point-to-point, bumpers, hurdles and - last month at Killarney - over fences. Did it cosily over 2m1f on good ground but needs to step up once again in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: R Walsh|
Ballyoisin (5/4), Shaneshill (9/4), Jett (9/2), Val De Ferbet (12/1), Alisier D'Irlande (16/1), Product Of Love (16/1), American Tom (20/1), Goulane Chosen (40/1)
- Val De Ferbet
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