18:20 Tipperary Thu 24 May 2018
Took a step forward last time but the handicapper has taken few chances and the drop in trip may not be in her favour.
Has shown glimpses of ability but last few runs have been a mixed bag. Better ground and a shorter trip may help, but he remains high risk.
Ran an eyecatching race on hurdling debut but not as good since when conditions have been much softer. That initial effort puts him on a workable mark with the ground back in his favour.
Opened his account at the 16th time of asking when easily landing a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Bellewstown last July. Absence and shorter trip are a concern.
Completed a hat-trick when winning at Listowel on the Flat in September and runner-up handicap hurdle debut 18 days ago. Up 7lb for that and a more fluent round of jumping would compensate.
Impressive Wexford winner last summer on good ground before the handicapper exacted revenge. Last run signalled she was down to a more competitive level and the shorter trip/quicker ground raise optimism.
Inconsistent maiden from the Flat who has shown little over hurdles. More expected now handicapping on better ground but others look more attractive propositions.
Has looked a long term project in his four runs to date. Improvement possible now handicapping so worth a check in pre-race trading.
Maiden after 21 starts and has had numerous similar opportunities to today, all without threatening. Not hard to look elsewhere for the winner on that.
Longstanding maiden who offered little encouragement on last week's return from a 15-month absence. Hard to fancy on that evidence.
Running well at present but sole win came three years ago and he may be vulnerable again to younger legs in the closing stages.
Posted two good efforts in November before finding a longer trip too far when last seen five months ago. Point-to-point form indicates he may will be better suited to decent ground so impossible to rule out.
Best effort in handicap hurdles when third over 2m at Thurles in November. Below form on return when the run will have been needed and when tackling 3m for the first time. No surprise if he bounced back.
Has looked poor on all starts under both codes and she is easily passed over following a career worst effort last time.
Last Year's Winner
The Last Indian (13/8), Accordion Twilight (7/2), Rathnaleen Girl (6/1), Ingleby Mackenzie (7/1), Dancing Duke (10/1), Joly Maker (12/1), Scotch Quay (12/1), Casadel Sol (16/1), Erquy (20/1), Loch Luatha (25/1), Yaiza (25/1), Desert Grey (25/1), Jimmy's Choice (25/1), Shadows Return (33/1), Cock A Doodle Doo (33/1), Shaunas Dream (50/1), Run For The Roses (50/1)
- Rathnaleen Girl
- Ingleby Mackenzie
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