18:40 Killarney Tue 15 May 2018
Improving Shamardal gelding, second of 12 in maiden at Cork (1m, heavy) 10 days ago, finishing well clear of the remainder. Obvious contender now.
Half-brother to useful performers Sholaan and Jazz Princess, sent off favourite for 1m heavy-ground Limerick maiden on seasonal reappearance, no improvement on last year's form and finished nearly 6L in fourth. Must do more to win this.
Intense Focus colt out of an Oasis Dream mare, finished fifth of 12 in a 1m heavy-ground maiden at Cork on debut this month. Should be ready to build on that run.
Justified favouritism when winning a bumper at Punchestown last year but has shown very little in three Flat maidens, including near 10L defeat over a mile at Cork 10 days ago on heavy. Has to improve.
Harbour Watch filly out of a Diktat mare related to dual winners Rayon Vert and Tis Marvellous. Finished seventh of 12 in 1m Cork maiden (heavy) 10 days ago, without being given a hard time, should improve.
Unsuccessful in four national hunt bumpers, produced much the best of four Flat runs when second at Limerick (1m, soft to heavy) last month (Agent Zigzag in third). Booking of Seamie Heffernan surely a positive here.
Dream Ahead filly is a half-sister to three winners, including useful two-year-old 5f/6f winner Royal Razalma, cost connections €48,000 yearling, and rates an interesting newcomer in this field.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Golden Dandy||4||9-2||8/1||Full Result|
|T: P J PrendergastJ: R P Whelan|
Agent Zigzag (5/6), Dragon Phoenix (9/2), Hawthorn Echo (6/1), Dream Focus (8/1), Los Alamos (8/1), Love To Dream (25/1), Duchess Ravenwaves (33/1)
- Agent Zigzag
- Hawthorn Echo
- Duchess Ravenwaves
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