20:25 Tipperary Mon 14 May 2018
Beaten favourite in a Cork handicap over 1m2f earlier this month when third of 14 beaten 1L on soft to heavy ground. Up in trip but will go well on the ground.
Lightly-raced Nathaniel gelding, some promise shown in trio of maidens last term and possibly needed the run when finishing sixth of 16 beaten over 8L last month. Needs to show significant improvement in this company on handicap debut.
Saddle slipped on return to the track following a year off on stable debut at Naas last month behind the gallant Curley Bill before landing a Clonmel handicap by a head earlier this month. Will need to improve again.
Out of luck recently and may struggle here racing 9lb higher than his last winning mark. Others preferred.
Course winner over 7½f on racecourse debut back in April 2015. Noe races off a 6lb lower mark than his last winning mark but will need to improve to figure in this contest.
94-rated hurdler who has won just one of his 13 career Flat start and has been unable to halt alarming slide in form on the level. Looks a tall order on Flat form shown.
Distance winner but the five-year-old continues to struggle on the level without a win now in 17 starts. Makes stable debut here.
Just one win from 19 starts on the level on the turf and Flat losing run now extends to 21. Unlikely to play a part in the finish here.
Eight-race maiden on the Flat and well beaten and no impression last month in a Navan handicap over 1m5f. Others hold stronger profiles.
Two from 18 on the Flat with last win coming at Galway in September last year. Has been struggling recently and still racing 7lb higher than his last winning mark.
Modest 108-rated hurdler who is without a win from 13 starts on the Flat and appears to be regressing since his initial rating of 74 a while back.
Well over two years since lone victory and efforts last year not convincing. Second start for yard who have had a slow start to the season.
Failed to build on his third of 10 beaten 3½L at Navan last month when blowing out finishing last of 14 at Dundalk on the AW earlier this month. Tough ask and others preferred.
Sole success came at Sligo in June 2016 but showed plenty of promise on return to the track finishing second of 16 beaten 2l at Limerick last month headed in the final 100 yards. Big player.
127-rated improving hurdler who is without a win in six starts on the level but showed plenty of promise in a Cork handicap earlier this month when finishing fourth of 14 over 1m2f. Should appreciate the step up in trip.
On a long losing run but has gone close both on the Flat and over obstacles recently. Could hit the frame on her best form.
Placed on two recent starts on the AW at Dundalk but failed to catch the eye in a 23L defeat in a Clonmel handicap over 2m earlier this month. Place claims on best form.
Not a lot to shout about in eight dismal career starts for Charles O'Brien and nothing of any note on stable debut for new connections at Clonmel earlier this month. Another struggle looks on the cards.
Last Year's Winner
Song Of The Sky (9/4), Mastermind (3/1), Northern Sky (8/1), Creative Talent (10/1), Emily Square (11/1), Last Garrison (12/1), Capital Fund (14/1), Shamar (16/1), Trump Card (16/1), King Christophe (20/1), Bobby Jean (20/1), Misty Millie (20/1), Stadius (20/1), Dixie Highway (25/1), Time For Mabel (25/1), Clementina (25/1), Get Out Of Jail (25/1), Sindirana Queen (25/1), Shoofly (66/1), Balaclava (66/1)
- Dixie Highway
- Northern Sky
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