17:05 Curragh Sat 9 June 2018
Finished runner-up in two starts over fences since winning over 2m at Clonmel (heavy) on seasonal debut last month. One for the shortlist off a 7lb higher mark.
Fair fourth behind Rashaan on seasonal debut at Clonmel (2m, heavy) last month. Slightly disappointing subsequently and work to do to reverse form with that rival.
Struggled in two starts so far this term. Wears a tongue tie for the first time and races off a mark 7lb lower than for his latest success.
Decent effort when fourth on the AW over this trip in January but well held in first time cheekpieces (absent here) over 1m4f at Dundalk subsequently. Returning from a break and racing from out of the handicap..
Failed to complete on final two starts over fences in the autumn and well beaten in a handicap hurdle at Wexford last month. Probably best watched from out of the handicap on Flat return.
Ran well to finish 1L third over 1m5f at Navan (good-to-firm) earlier this month. Shapes as if this step up in trip may suit and he is one for the shortlist despite racing from out of the handicap.
Beaten just 1L when finishing runner-up over 2m1f at Killarney (soft) last month. Fair ninth dropping in trip subsequently and best form has come on ground softer than forecast. Races from out of the handicap.
Placed over C&D last May but struggled in the main since and making her first start since finishing third over fences at Fairyhouse last October. Racing from out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien|
Rashaan (9/4), Aydoun (5/2), Nelson Road (11/2), Jan Van Eyck (13/2), The Graduate (10/1), All Body And Soul (10/1), Weather Watch (20/1), Micras (25/1)
- Jan Van Eyck
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