19:10 Killarney Tue 15 May 2018
Filly improved for switch to handicaps in two starts back in the autumn, likely will have further improvement in three-year-old campaign and may have needed Limerick reappearance. Yard in better form now too.
Winner at Tipperary last season, opened account first time out in handicap at Leopardstown (7f, heavy) this term. Up in trip and 5lb claim offsets the penalty for the success.
Some promise shown in trip of maidens last season, all over 7f, handicapper doesn't appear to have taken any chances but Colin Keane remains faithful and interesting runner.
Dawn Approach filly is related to numerous winners, effort behind Who's Steph in a Naas maiden last term doesn't read badly now, but was very free on reappearance at Cork (1m2f, heavy) in maiden and needs to settle better today.
Sent off favourite for 7f Leopardstown handicap on final start at two, gave decent account in fourth. Reappeared in valuable Naas handicap (1m, yielding to soft) last month, potentially coming on for that run. Noted.
Made steady progress on turf last season, culminating in very easy win at Naas (1m, yielding) on third handicap start in October. Struggled from increased mark on AW on final start, could resume progress on turf if fit to go on return.
Zebedee gelding acquitted himself well enough at Roscommon last week when going beyond 7f for the first time, finishing third of eight in 1m2f heavy-ground handicap. Not ruled out back down to this trip.
Some promise shown in maidens last season and should be able to surpass this opening mark in time. Worth noting in first handicap start for respected connections.
In cracking form this spring over longer trips, scoring decisive Navan win (1m2f, heavy) in early April and twice going close since at Limerick and Roscommon. 3lb higher today for the drop back to a mile.
Born To Sea filly, going the right way in maidens over shorter trips, has benefit of two runs already this season and rates an interesting runner upped to the mile for handicap debut. Market check called for.
Six-race maiden, has shown some promise at times and ran too poorly to be true on reappearance at Navan (1m2f, heavy) last month in a handicap. Declaration Of War filly isn't written off yet.
Unable to register in five British starts for Richard Hannon, similar tale in two runs for this yard, beaten 15L over 7f (heavy) at Leopardstown last month having raced in rear. Second runner of three for Joseph O'Brien in this field.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien|
For Pleasure (7/2), Triple Sec (7/2), Lethal Power (8/1), Zeb City (8/1), Chilton Foliat (10/1), Scoil Naisiunta (10/1), Lisard Lady (12/1), Faughill (14/1), Impossibility (14/1), Tagle (14/1), Its My Turn (16/1), Birth Of Venus (16/1), Eos (20/1), Lady Godiva (25/1)
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- Triple Sec
- Lisard Lady
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