20:35 Leopardstown Thu 14 June 2018
Caught the eye on return here (13f) last month, and built on that to win apprentice event over same trip last week. Carries a penalty for that win, but longer trip no problem, and shortlisted.
Scored over C&D last August, and just 2lb higher now, but he hasn't fired on flat or over hurdles subsequently, and tailed off over obstacles at Ballinrobe on latest outing. Something to prove now.
Disqualified from first in 1½m handicap at Dundalk in March, and bounced back to form when second to Circling Moon at Gowran last time, keeping on. Claims if staying this longer trip, and shapes as if worth a try.
Out of form earlier this year for Mick Halford, but bounced back for new yard when beating Trump Card at Gowran on latest outing. Shapes as if he'll stay beyond 1½m, and not dismissed despite rise in weights.
Winner on flat in France, but well beaten in two starts over hurdles for current yard, and looks high in the weights on balance of form, even if bouncing back.
Not the most prolific, but ran quite well when 6 lengths fourth of 10 to Hurricane Sky in apprentice event over 13f here on latest outing, and has place claims if running to a similar level up in trip.
Was belatedly breaker her duck when landing a 1¾m handicap at Southwell on most recent start, although she did get the run of things there, and more is needed back on turf from 6lb higher mark.
Dual-purpose mare who remains a maiden in this sphere, and arrives here on the back of a fall over hurdles at Wexford last month, which tempers confidence in her prospects.
Winner over hurdles at Ballinrobe last July, but not seen since a modest showing over fences in October. Has raced only once on the flat since July 2016, and possible this is a pipe-opener for new campaign.
Not entirely discredited over inadequate trip here last month, and bettered that effort when third at Ayr (15f) recently. Cheekpieces refitted now, and not dismissed completely.
Runner-up over 1½m at Dundalk in December, and probably unsuited by fibresand when well beaten at Southwell following month. Back from a break now, and this course winner may well need the outing.
Some promise in maidens for John Oxx, but well beaten in apprentice handicap here for new yard last month, and blinkers now replace the hood she wore for that run.
Winner at Dundalk in April, and had a few of these in arrears when fourth of 23 in apprentice contest over 13f here last month. Longer trip an unknown, but one to consider seriously on form.
Winner of a 2m handicap at Dundalk in March, but not the most reliable of performers, and well held in two starts since. Capable if bouncing back, but others preferred.
Off for well over two years before running poorly at Dundalk in March, and fared no better over fences at Ballinrobe recently. Easy to swerve.
Moderate maiden on balance of form in this sphere, but ran well when third over this trip at Clonmel last month, and a winner over hurdles at Ballinrobe on latest start. Should give a good account.
Just a modest maiden at best, and he has made no impact in a couple of runs in the mud this season.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Eight And Bob||4||8-8||50/1||Full Result|
|T: P D DeeganJ: C P Hoban|
Turasoir (7/2), Remmy D (4/1), Hurricane Sky (9/2), Universal Focus (7/1), Circling Moon (8/1), Trump Card (10/1), Cassells Rock (10/1), High Kicker (12/1), Black Label (12/1), Sang Tiger (14/1), Siempre Amigos (16/1), Touch Of Gold (20/1), Pivot Bridge (20/1), Wat Tyler (25/1), Manuka (33/1), Olive D'haguenet (33/1), Remembered Joy (40/1), Sinntani (66/1)
- Remmy D
- Hurricane Sky
- Circling Moon
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