19:25 Tipperary Mon 14 May 2018
Last won in an AW handicap at Wolverhampton over 1m½f for David O'Meara in October 2015. Has spent 677 days on the sidelines ahead of debut for this trainer and can only be watched on this occasion.
Maiden, but case certainly not hard to make on the pick of 2017 form. Two recent efforts at Leopardstown and Cork have been poor, so a mini leap of faith needed today.
Won two of first three starts in 2017, over similar trips to this at Cork and Limerick, and held form through the summer before tailing off late on. Very heavy going a concern, but otherwise can have claims.
Solid enough form at Killarney and Listowel towards the end of last season but was well beaten in recent outings at Leopardstown and Cork (1m2f, soft to heavy) nine days ago, big bounce back called for.
Took an AW handicap at Dundalk over 7f on penultimate start, sole success from 11 starts to date. Ran fair race from this mark back there since and may go well back on turf with first-time cheekpieces added.
Solid and consistent without winning in six starts for trainer William Muir in Britain, well below that form on stable debut at Clonmel this month (1m1½f, heavy). Hood goes on now, too soon to discount.
Yet to win in ten and not achieved as much for this yard as she did with Jim Bolger. Handicap sliding but doesn't look likely to take advantage based on recent efforts and poor all three turf runs for this handler.
Very poor on most recent outing at Dundalk (1m, AW), shaping as if amiss. Hard to make case for on back of 101-day layoff.
On a workable mark but only seen four times since joining this yard in 2016 and shown nothing in any of those efforts. Entitled to come on for return from a lengthy absence last time at Navan (1m, soft) but risky proposition at present.
Shaped with promise at Dundalk (1m2½f, AW) eight days ago on first start since September, promises to be better suited over this trip and can go well off the back of that run.
Dropping down to a winning mark but has shown poor form in three dismal runs so far in 2018 and impossible to make a case for in current vein of form.
Twice a winner at this sort of trip in 2016, lost way last year in three runs and last seen running a poor race over 1m4½f here 319 days ago. Watching brief for return to action.
Last Year's Winner
Less Of That (7/2), The Lords Walk (5/1), Rosin Box (5/1), Avalanche (7/1), Papal Parade (7/1), Tennesse Waltz (7/1), Dochasach (12/1), High Altitude (14/1), King Torus (18/1), Heart Of Gold (25/1), Double Czech (25/1), Cosmic Symbol (25/1)
- Less Of That
- High Altitude
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