19:40 Killarney Tue 15 May 2018
Gained long-awaited success in Listowel maiden (1m, heavy) in September. Ran well enough at Limerick following month before outclassed in Listed contest at Cork. Looked in bad need of the run on reappearance last month.
Has won handicaps at Navan and Gowran Park this season already, taking advantage of basement rating in doing so. Latest 8lb hike likely to make things tougher but on good terms with herself.
Game winner of handicaps at Gowran Park and Limerick last season, both over 7f on testing ground, back on previous winning mark for seasonal bow. Entitled to need this, market may guide expectations.
Still a maiden, went close at Cork in April over 7f in handicap on heavy and not disgraced back there in 1m maiden since. Appears to get on well with Ben Coen and 7lb claims helps here, can be competitive.
Winless sequence goes back to 2016, most of last year's efforts were well below standard, and similar this month on reappearance at Clonmel (1m1½f, heavy). Doesn't appeal at this point.
Five-time winner but was slowly away in final starts last season and best form last year had come on quicker ground than he's forecast to encounter today, makes for watching brief on seasonal bow.
Ten-race maiden, didn't threaten in two turf starts for Damian English last year, has been off 367 days and now back with previous handler. Handicapper has at least offered some relief and feasibly weighted now.
At no point disgraced in 2017 campaign and came close on more than one occasion, stays the mile and went well of a layoff over 6f at Cork (good to firm) last year. Record of 2-50 on turf suggests he'll fail to hit the target but placed 18 times.
Only previous turf outing was at Cork in April 2017 over 1m½f on heavy going and saw the Papal Bull filly walking home. Did lift a handicap in this grade on AW at Dundalk in November but poor back there this month on return to action.
Just the one AW win to show from 16 career starts, form on turf leaves much to be desired and was beaten out of sight in an apprentice contest at Cork (1m2f, heavy) last month. Better effort at Dundalk since, sports new tongue-tie now.
Casamento filly remains a maiden after eight starts but has shown ability, including at Navan (1m, yielding to soft) three weeks ago when 3L fourth of 18 runners in this grade off this rating.
Remains a maiden through a dozen starts, Invincible Spirit filly produced best effort in Cork apprentice race over this trip on soft ground in August. Dropped 7lb since and has benefit of recent outing. Place money not out of the question.
Unplaced in six starts for two trainers to this point, has been off since August and relocated to Joseph O'Brien's yard. Interesting to see if he can elicit any improvement in her fortunes.
Filly is a five-race maiden on the Flat and was poor over hurdles at Leopardstown in December when last spotted (First Reserve).
Last Year's Winner
|12||Path Of Silver||4||9-0||6/1||Full Result|
|T: R BrabazonJ: O J Orr|
Camile (2/1), Bella Rua (3/1), Coach Bombay (6/1), Excelli (7/1), Maysonette (10/1), Total Demolition (14/1), Paved With Gold (14/1), Voyageofdiscovery (14/1), Musical Jewel (20/1), Hatton Cross (20/1), Maid In Manhattan (20/1), Heavy Artillery (20/1), Pedisnap (25/1), Cardigan Street (25/1), Lonely The Brave (25/1), Intense Stylist (33/1), La Cumparsita (33/1), Shoellen (33/1)
- Bella Rua
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