17:15 Tipperary Thu 24 May 2018
Successful on the Flat in France and Germany but well beaten on Flat debut for this yard and it was a similar story when tackling hurdles at Leopardstown in December.
Impressive winner of a Gowran Park maiden for Ger Lyons before joining new connections for €85,000. Handles any ground and interesting to see how the market assesses his chances on hurdling debut after an eight month absence.
Hurdling debutant who had winning form at 7f on the Flat but who was rated inferior to a few of these in that sphere. First run for current yard with blinkers fitted and best watched.
Had some fair form on the Flat in 2017 but soon in trouble on hurdling debut and others make more appeal.
Useful performer on the Flat for Jim Bolger, not disgraced on hurdles bow in Leopardstown maiden over Christmas won by subsequent Triumph Hurdle second Mr Adjudicator. Raced too keenly last time and holds each-way claims in this company.
Son of Jeremy out of a Flat and hurdles winner on good-to-firm ground. Tailed off on debut in a Fairyhouse bumper last month and will need more time.
Has gone off at long odds for each run when failing to catch the eye. Finds himself out of his depth once more.
By Galileo out of a Danehill mare related to Supasundae, Windsor Park, Celestial Halo and recent Chester winner Idaho. Just found the extra furlong too far when touched off by a well-backed opponent and this looks a weaker contest.
Well bred Scorpion gelding out of a Fantastic Light mare from the family of Ardross related to Aintree Bowl winner Might Bite. Looked a tricky ride on debut and a bit one paced over this trip last time.
€1,000 purchase related to the stable's six-time winner A Decent Excuse. In deep on debut and probably one for the future.
Modest Flat maiden makes hurdling debut and others have much more appealing profiles and stouter pedigrees. Jockey booking is the only positive.
Makes little appeal on pedigree and he has shown no worthwhile form in either of his two starts to date.
€5,500 son of a dam who won one of her 25 starts. Yard have a five season record of 5-129 with hurdlers.
Ger Lyons cast-off who hasn't done too much racing in a light career thus far. Very little to be positive about for this contest.
Has been going well before coming to grief in both point-to-point starts. Yard do well with their hurdlers but he will find easier opportunities.
Sea The Stars colt and half-brother to dual Listed winner Tarana out of a mare who was a Listed winner herself. Far from disgraced on Flat debut when finishing sixth but tailed off next time and joined current yard on the cheap.
Placed in a 1m5f maiden at Leopardstown (good) on second start for John Oxx but well held on debut for this stable recently and is quickly switched to hurdles
Blinkers and heavy ground helped her to a Flat success in September. The aids have been removed for both hurdling starts and are absent again here.
Modest Flat winner in England on the AW. Off since October ahead of jumps bow when last of 25. Needs to improve considerably for the experience.
French form shows regression and the headgear worn there is absent. Stable have been going well but only a significant market move would enhance her appeal.
Last Year's Winner
Gold Seal (6/5), Erratic Path (5/2), Rovetta (10/1), Samuel Phelps (16/1), Strictlyadancer (16/1), Slaney Street (16/1), Kellyiscool (20/1), Grey Willow (20/1), A Dos No Bueno (20/1), Devil's Glen (25/1), Dragon Queen (25/1), Email Rose (25/1), Yug (33/1), Perfect Soldier (33/1), Stepney (40/1), Toursoun (66/1), Kilcolman Dj (66/1), Maximus Daia (66/1), Spiritual Law (66/1), Drakensberg (66/1), Shedding (100/1), Earl Of Bunnacurry (100/1), Solo Cargo (100/1)
- Gold Seal
- Erratic Path
- Slaney Street
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