16:30 Curragh Sat 9 June 2018
Placed over 1m4f at Dundalk last month and fair efforts in two subsequent starts. Should appreciate stepping back up in trip having contested a 1m contest last time.
Winning for the third time on turf when successful over this C&D on good-to-firm ground last time out. Raised 8lb for that success and promising apprentice takes the ride once more.
Well held fifth on seasonal and stable debut over C&D last month and finished last in a race won by Aared a fortnight later. More needed in this.
Decent fifth behind Aared over C&D last time out. Work to do to reverse that form but has run well in a higher grade in the past.
Useful horse on his day and ran well to finish 3L fourth over 1m at Gowran Park (good-to-firm) last time out. Interesting despite a 1lb rise in the weights.
Placed three times this year most recently when beaten a neck over 1m at Cork (soft-to-heavy) last month. Disappointed subsequently but has a top jockey booked to ride in this.
Winner on debut over an extended 1m2f at Dundalk in February last year. Generally disappointed since but not beaten far despite beating just one rival home at Leopardstown (1m4f, good) last time.
Struggled in three starts since finishing runner-up on heavy ground over this trip at Navan last October. Races off a 2lb lower mark in this.
Made a winning return from a break when successful over this trip at Ayr (good-to-firm) last month and finished a good second under a penalty over the same C&D the following day. Races from out of the handicap here.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Dragon Fei||7||8-13||11/2||Full Result|
|T: D A McLoughlinJ: W J Lee|
Aared (10/3), Alcatraz (9/2), John Honeyman (11/2), Captain Cat (6/1), Tirmizi (8/1), Bumbasina (8/1), Kerosin (10/1), Two For Tea (12/1), Share The Honour (14/1)
- Captain Cat
- John Honeyman
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