20:50 Fairyhouse Fri 15 June 2018
Distance winner and a beaten favourite last time out in Roscommon 1m4f handicap on Monday when not beaten far by a Tony Martin 'good thing.' Enters calculations once again.
Winner of a Clonmel handicap on bottomless ground last month before well beaten on good to firm off a 8lb higher mark. Drop in trip a positive but may have to settle for a place.
Distance winner of a Dundalk contest on the AW in February. Possibly a better performer on the sand and unplaced on three occasion here previously.
62-rated Flat handicapper for Michael Dods who has failed to fire in three starts for new connections and first-time visor unlikely to make any difference in this company.
Modest 108-rated hurdler who is without a win from 14 starts on the Flat and appears to be regressing since his initial rating of 74 a while back.
Generally flatters to deceive in a selection of her starts and well beaten 17th of 18 in a Tipperary handicap last month over an extended 1m4f. Looks a tall order off current mark.
Has won twice on AW but yet to score in 15 turf starts and generally well beaten since returned to the level. Glimmers of promise last month at Gowran Park but still others preferred.
Hurdling of late and remains a five-race maiden on the Flat. Well beaten 61L on last start on the level and plenty more needed here.
11-race maiden on the Flat and well beaten on four dismal displays when with trainer Willie McCreery. Unlikely to play a role in the finish here on stable debut.
Nothing of note in a winter campaign on the AW at Dundalk and well beaten on seasonal turf debut in a Gowran Park handicap over this trip. Hard to place any faith in.
Will have disappointed connections in a series of dismal displays last season and plenty more needed on seasonal debut in this company.
Looked over-whelmed in a number of starts over hurdles and on the level when last seen in 2016 for trainer Donal Kinsella. Hard to construct much of a case for him here.
Pulled up in a March point-to-point before unseating on leaving the stalls in a Fairyhouse handicap last month. Last win on the Flat came in 2015 and best watched here.
Finished runner-up in a Clonmel claimer over 1m2f on heavy ground but generally disappointing and well held on recent starts. Looks vulnerable in this company.
Has produced a number of laboured runs including two heavy defeats recently at Cork and Gowran Park. Looks opposable.
Put three desolate runs on turf behind him when finishing sixth of 13 beaten 5¾L in a Gowran Park handicap earlier this month. Can only be taken on trust that run was not a one-off but this is a weak looking contest.
Ran a career best when finishing fourth of 16 beaten 4¼L in a Gowran Park handicap last month and can improve on that run stepping up in trip.
First Reserve: Well held on all three career starts to date and first time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Ben Rumson||5||8-11||10/1||Full Result|
|T: T G McCourtJ: R P Whelan|
Schoolboy Error (7/4), Emily Square (6/1), Easy Boy (6/1), Creative Talent (10/1), Society Ranger (12/1), Scealai Aonair (12/1), Let It Go Papa (12/1), Chilterns (14/1), Candle In The Wind (20/1), Downtown Rebel (20/1), Seapoint (25/1), Torthai An Ghra (25/1), Caminel (25/1), House Limit (25/1), Match My Fire (33/1), Departures (33/1), Any Time (33/1), Duke Of Mornington (33/1), Hushed Tones (50/1), Frankie Cloud (50/1), The Dack's Man (100/1)
- Schoolboy Error
- Candle In The Wind
- Let It Go Papa
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