14:45 Curragh Sat 9 June 2018
Beaten a head over an extended 6f at Cork (good) on handicap and seasonal debut last month. Remains open to improvement and interesting off a 3lb higher mark.
Finished runner-up over 7f at Dundalk in a maiden last December. Worth a check in the market dropping in distance on turf and handicap debut.
Winner of a 7f Dundalk maiden last December. Well held upped to an extended 1m2f for handicap debut there last month and dropping markedly in distance.
Placed over 7f at Dundalk in March. Well held twice subsequently including in a Listed contest back on turf last time.
Winner of one of his 16 starts on turf and ran well to finish fourth over 7f at Gowran Park (good-to-firm) last time. Likely to find a few too good once more.
Finished fourth on both starts this term most recently over 5f at Navan (good-to-firm) last time out. Has run well over this trip in the past.
Well held on all three starts since joining this stable. Handicap mark is falling as a result and more needed if he's to take this.
Returned to form when beaten a head over 6f at Ayr (good-to-firm) last time out. Forecast going in his favour for this.
15 race maiden and struggled in two starts this term. Represents a shrewd yard and market support would be interesting on this occasion.
failed to figure in seven starts for Jessica Harrington and looks up against it on debut for a new yard following an absence.
Good fourth of 17 over 6f at Fairyhouse (soft-to-heavy) last September and likely to have improved for last months seasonal debut at Cork.
Placed over 6f at Leicester (good-to-soft) on final start for Harry Dunlop. Making her seasonal and handicap debut for a new yard in this contest.
Victorious twice on turf and signs of a possible return to form when beaten 2L over an extended 5f at Navan (good) earlier this week.
Well held in first time cheekpieces (absent here) on seasonal debut in April. Ground likely to be more to her liking in this and wears a tongue tie for the first time.
successful off a 5lb lower mark over 6f at Dundalk in February. Well held over the same C&D the following month and wears cheekpieces for the first time on turf debut.
Struggled in five outings to date including on handicap debut at Gowran Park (7f, soft-to-heavy) a month ago. Fitted with blinkers for the first time.
Winner over 7f on the AW at Dundalk last October. Held on seasonal debut at Fairyhouse (7f, good-to-firm) last time and this drop in trip should suit.
Finished runner-up at Laytown over 7f in September 2016. Absent since finishing last of 13 at Dundalk the following month.
Winner of a 28 runner contest over C&D on soft ground last august. Fair seventh at Roscommon (7f, heavy) eight days later. Best form has come on ground significantly softer than is forecast for his seasonal debut.
Placed over 7f at Dundalk in November and a fair effort over 6f subsequently. Likely to have improved for his seasonal debut and cheekpieces replace blinkers worn for the first time that day.
Not beaten far when finishing seventh over an extended 5f at Navan (good) recently. Looking for his first victory at the 12th time of asking.
Eight race maiden but placed in turf handicaps the last twice including when second over 7f at Gowran Park (good-to-firm) last time. Likely to run well once more.
Successful over hurdles on soft-to-heavy ground in March and ran well over 1m3f on the Flat last year. Dropping markedly in trip for this.
Ran well to finish 5L fifth over 5f at Dundalk on seasonal debut two months ago. Likely to have come on for that effort and interesting to see how he fares in this contest.
In good form of late placing on each of his last three starts including on his return to turf at Navan (5f, good-to-firm) recently. One for the shortlist on this occasion.
39 race maiden but put in one of his better efforts when finishing eighth at Navan recently. Others have more obvious claims however.
Failed to figure in four maiden starts and it was a similar story on handicap debut last time. Others make more appeal racing from out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
Polly Douglas (8/1), Althib (8/1), Bay Of Skaill (8/1), Shore Step (9/1), A Few Dollars More (10/1), Cristal Icon (12/1), Flawlessly (14/1), Mo Henry (16/1), Red All Star (16/1), Gougane Barra (16/1), Nightflight (20/1), Handsome Maverick (20/1), Smart Stinger (20/1), Diable d'Or (20/1), Storm Has Broken (20/1), Power Of Ten (22/1), Baby Power (25/1), Clebourne (25/1), Scobias (25/1), Nevsky (25/1), Chillala (25/1), Above Us Only Sky (25/1), La Baule (25/1), Approbare (33/1), Sixties Sue (33/1), Willwams (33/1), Trixiemay (50/1)
- Red All Star
- Bay Of Skaill
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