17:05 Limerick Sun 20 May 2018
Has produced three solid handicap chase performances since February running Spare Brakes and Luckyinmilan close. Beaten favourite last time out at Tramore last month but able claimer in the plate a positive.
C&D winner here last month when beating six rivals finishing 1½L ahead of Erkindale Lady before disappointing when taking a large step up in class at Punchestown last month. Worth a market check dropping down in grade.
Distance winner who had been running without being disgraced last year before a shuddering defeat when weakening four out in a Cork handicap chase last month. Not out of it back on preferred ground.
Modest 108-rated hurdler who is without a win in three chase starts and is generally at home running at Killarney. Plenty needed here to play a role in the finish.
Maiden hurdle winner who has found some consistency over fences after disappointing on her first couple of starts over the larger obstacles. Promising second of 11 beaten a short-head in a Kilbeggan handicap chase last month. Should be in the mix.
114-rated hurdler in his pomp back in 2016 but has generally struggled since and left the yard of Christy Roche at the end of last year. Winner of a Sligo handicap chase following a break in August last year and could be of interest here.
Well beaten but not disgraced in a number of handicap chases' last year and could be a place prospect being a dual good ground winner.
Well beaten and not a lot to shout about in four poor chasing displays since the turn of the year. Vast improvement needed to figure.
Evergreen veteran who won a Tipperary handicap hurdle on good ground in April 2015 but may find a couple stronger over the larger obstacles.
Course winner who has produced a number of laboured run since the start of the year including making plenty of mistakes in a Clonmel handicap chase in March. Plenty to prove in this company.
Open point-to-to point winner in May last year but has disappointed connections in a series of hunter and handicap chase displays since including a 43L defeat at Clonmel in March. Others preferred.
Poor form in a series of dismal performances over the larger obstacles have left the seven-year-old without a win in three chase starts.
First Reserve: Won a Thurles chase on just his second handicap start over 2m2f. May have needed the run on seasonal return when pulled up before two out and not easily dismissed.
Second Reserve: C&D winner in May last year off a 7lb lower mark but the gutsy ten-year-old has generally struggled since bar another decent performance here on St Stephens Day. Place claims at best.
Third Reserve: Winner of three of his 15 chase starts but his last success dates back to a Tramore handicap chase over 2m6f and difficult to fancy still racing off a 3lb higher mark.
Last Year's Winner
|T: S J MahonJ: D F O'Regan|
Don't Let Go (5/1), Mindsmadeup (11/2), Kilganer Queen (6/1), Se Mo Laoch (7/1), Robin De Roost (8/1), Hand Of The King (9/1), Instant Smile (9/1), Coolbane West (10/1), Aranhill Rascal (10/1), Dallas Cowboy (10/1), Hard Bought (12/1), Grey Mountain Mist (14/1), Seskin Flyer (16/1), Coolmill (16/1), Rolling Revenge (16/1), Billy De Kid (16/1), Neddyvaughan (16/1), Quarry Rua (20/1), Lash It On (25/1)
- Don't Let Go
- Se Mo Laoch
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