20:10 Naas Mon 18 June 2018
Still running well off higher marks since winning a Leopardstown handicap over 1m earlier this month and a gallant second of 16 at Limerick on Saturday. Appears to be enjoying his racing and another bold show looks likely.
Losing sequence is a long one now for the popular veteran, dating back to 2015 but flickers of encouragement lately in two recent starts at Leopardstown Each way claims here.
Distance winner over a Roscommon handicap on good to firm ground earlier this month on stable debut. 9lb hike in the eights looks a little harsh for ¾L win, easy though it was.
Pleasing return to the track when finishing fourth of 16 beaten over 9L in a Gowran Park handicap before a 1¼L earlier this month at Leopardstown when fifth of 15 in a bunch finish on good to firm ground. Best form gives him a claim.
Will have disappointed leading connections with a number of laboured efforts since May. Market likely to be the best guide here in first time cheekpieces.
Still a maiden after seven starts and well beaten here and in a Gowran Park handicap recently and this looks a tall order on form shown.
Nothing of note in three career starts including a 18L defeat when finishing 10th of 16 in a Curragh handicap last month. Form doesn't warrant supporting here.
Distance winner but is without a win on turf from four starts and his better form comes on the AW at Dundalk. May find this a tough assignment.
Last Year's Winner
Magwadiri (10/11), Dance Alone (7/2), Darkness Falls (6/1), Miss Zizi (8/1), Dinkum Diamond (10/1), Idalia (20/1), Mulzamm (33/1), Malibu Magic (33/1)
- Dance Alone
- Darkness Falls
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