17:00 Downpatrick Sun 17 June 2018
More promising run at Tramore earlier this month in her fourth maiden hurdle. First-time tongue-tie may assist here but the manor of previous defeats is a concern.
Put in a career best when finishing third of 18 beaten 4½L in a Roscommon maiden hurdle earlier this month. Capable of more improvement.
Nothing of note in a number of dismal maiden hurdle displays including two heavy defeats at Kilbeggan and here at this track last month. Out of sorts recently and this looks a tough ask.
Lightly raced seven-race maiden over hurdles who has failed to place on four starts on this ground. Easily resistible on current form.
Not a lot to shout about in three maiden hurdle starts to date and a well beaten 12th of 19 when last seen over timber in December. Well held on the Flat since and hard to fancy in this company.
Will have disappointed connections in a series of desolate displays in four maiden hurdles since December and readily opposable here.
Winner of a Clonmel maiden hurdle over this trip in September 2014, his sole triumph over timber in 35 starts. Hints of a return to form when second of 12 at Tramore earlier this month but plenty to prove in this contest.
Has looked over-whelmed in a number of maiden and handicap hurdle starts since November. Very little to be positive about.
Generally running well of late but sole win came three years ago and he may be vulnerable again to younger legs in the closing stages.
Formerly with trainer Tom Taaffe and without a win in five hurdle starts. Last seen in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle in July 2015 and impossible to put forward.
Yet to place in eight starts under Rules but has run some fair races in her time and showed plenty of promise on seasonal debut in a Wexford maiden hurdle earlier this month and capable of stepping up on that run.
C&D winner of a handicap hurdle in August 2016 her sole win over timber in 22 starts and looks up against it here.
Left toiling in a number of chase starts last term when with Phillip Byrne. Not seen since November but worth a market check on stable debut for a yard that has a 39% win and place strike rate here at this meeting in recent years.
Without a win in 13 career hurdle starts and requires to step up on general form shown in his previous starts. Place claims at best.
First Reserve: Beaten a total of over 65L in three handicap hurdle starts to date and unlikely to be troubling the judge here.
Last Year's Winner
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Charlotte's Chum (7/2), Desert Grey (9/2), Getaway Rose (11/2), Lleyton (15/2), Aurora's Dream (8/1), Island Villa (8/1), Touchedbyanangel (10/1), Accordion Twilight (10/1), Joly Maker (11/1), Realta Dawn (14/1), Superefficient (16/1), Lizzies Way (16/1), Go Guarantor (25/1), Grande Waltz (33/1), Bringherwithya (40/1), Impressive Duke (50/1)
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- Desert Grey
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