17:45 Wexford Wed 23 May 2018
Made a winning handicap debut at Sligo (2m4f, good) 17 days ago when travelling smoothly through the race to win well. Raised 7lbs for that win and has to concede weight all round here but clearly in with another good chance.
Consistent dual performer who has been winning over fences and on the flat at Dundalk of late. This will be slightly tougher off his hurdles mark but is clearly in rude health and hard to dismiss.
Won a maiden hurdle over C&D back in June last year. Uninspiring stuff after that victory though and has been off the track now for nine months. May well need this run.
Now a 14 race maiden and it is not easy to make a case for her in this competitive field. Likelihood is she needs a little bit of relief from the handicapper before becoming of interest and is best watched.
Improved efforts in maiden hurdles the last twice. Has looked a touch one paced so it may be that this trip is on the short side going forward but makes handicap debut off a realistic mark.
Has a few pieces of form which would make her interesting off her current mark but impossible to confident. Off the the track for nine months and tongue tie goes on for the first time.
Ten-year-old mare with patchy jumps record (2-32), last home in 1m AW maiden at Dundalk in March. Unlikely to be winning this on all known form.
16-race maiden hurdler who has a real patchy record. Capable on a going day of getting in the mix however and market may be a good guide as to expectations on the back of a break.
Sent off favourite for a 20-runner handicap at Down Royal (2m, good) two weeks ago and ran well. Touch one paced in the finish there so this step up in trip should suit. Big player once again.
Modest hurdler who has shown signs of temperament. Refused at the 5th fence in a chase last time and reverts back to timber here but not obviously on a good mark.
Still a maiden after 22 starts but connections are persevering with her. Ran well two starts back over C&D before flopping on bad ground next time. return to this venue on better ground on the back of a break should suit, may be better for the run.
Hard to enthuse over what we have seen to date but the one positive would be that she will appreciate this better ground. Needs to show much more all the same.
Two very good efforts since switching to handicaps the last twice including over C&D. Been off the track for a long time though and whilst she's interesting from a form perspective, every chance she will come on for the run.
First reserve: Improved form at a low level of late and would certainly make the shortlist if she were to get a run here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Joseph HennessyJ: A E Lynch|
Humm Baby (9/4), Feeling The Love (10/3), Lockeen Girl (6/1), Solar Heat (11/1), Whitber's Choice (12/1), Trans Wood (14/1), Juliespaddockwalk (14/1), Chestnut Brave (14/1), Good To Flow (16/1), My Betty (20/1), Winsor Vixen (20/1), Regal D'Argent (20/1), Jazz Mine (25/1), Field Robin (25/1), Gimli's Oscar (25/1), Day Day (33/1), Una's Pleasure (33/1)
- Chestnut Brave
- Humm Baby
- Solar Heat
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