20:45 Wexford Wed 23 May 2018
Cost €40,000 as a three-year-old. Half-brother to hurdles winner Molly The Dolly. Dam won her bumper and on the flat. Pulled up on only start in a point-to-point in January.
Oscar gelding out of a Bigstone mare related to Big Zeb and Our Duke. Pulled up in a maiden hurdle at Cork (3m, heavy) last month. Shorter trip, better ground and bumper debut today.
Gelding by Court Cave. Well beaten in two maiden hurdles when trained by John E Kiely. Starts life for new yard today and makes bumper debut.
Four starts in bumpers so far and a similar level of form in each finishing second twice. Likely to give it another good go but vulnerable to a newcomer with talent. Sets the standard.
Point-to-point winner who as disappointed in two starts in bumpers to date. Beaten a very long way last time. Much more needed to be involved but is in great hands and improvement is likely at some stage.
Doyen gelding out of an unraced mare that is from a good family. Pulled up in both starts in point-to-points this year and needs to improve under rules.
Went unsold at the sales (€1,700). Mr Dinos gelding out of an unraced dam that is related to several winners in bumpers and over hurdles. Market best guide.
Well beaten in point-to -points, bumpers and a maiden hurdle so far. The most experienced of these but likely to be vulnerable to anything with ability.
Well beaten on all starts so far including a maiden hurdle last time. Reverts back to a bumper here and hood goes on to try and eek out some improvement.
Not without support in two starts at Gowran Park and Cork this spring. Disappointed at Fairyhouse on third start but there is a good chance that this step up in trip will suit.
Vinnie Roe mare, dam a point-to-point winner. Beaten 32L on debut at Punchestown last month. Steps up in trip today. Should do better.
Cheap purchase showed some promise on debut when unfancied before finishing tailed off next time. Off since that run four months ago and possible something was amiss.
Finished 61L behind the winner when coming home seventh on debut at Fairyhouse (2m4f, soft) last month. Others have more obvious chances in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N MeadeJ: Mr D J Benson|
Dorrells Pierji (9/4), Dinons (9/4), Dancing In The Sky (11/2), Court Maid (6/1), Ozzie's Way (6/1), Willing (6/1), Clouncerna (16/1), Bold Gesture (33/1), Hilltop Supreme (33/1), Duty Girl (40/1), Shimmer And Shine (40/1), Brave Oscar (50/1), Take Five (50/1), Last One (66/1), Dream Captain (66/1)
- Dorrells Pierji
- Duty Girl
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