20:05 Leopardstown Thu 21 June 2018
Collected a good prize over the Curragh mile last year off 3lb higher. Gets quick ground for the first time this term and although his best has come over shorter, he has shown he stays this far.
Landed four races under both codes in 2017 with the latest at Gowran coming off 5lb higher. That is down to some lacklustre efforts recently and he is best watched until showing more.
Winner at Tipperary and the Curragh in 2017 but his quiet run on his comeback reflects the stable's current fortunes.
Yard an obvious threat to all and this 400,000 gns yearling has to be given respect having narrowly opened his account at Limerick. However, he is reportedly a difficult ride and has more on his plate here.
Claims on his Dundalk victory and he probably got caught too wide at the Curragh. Up markedly in trip but shapes as though he'll stay.
Dual Dundalk winner over this trip and less effective over 1m4f when last seen. Given a break since and, although proven on turf, this mark seems high enough.
Has been shaping well of late but something to prove off his current mark at this level of competition.
Last Year's Winner
|7||New Direction||5||8-12||4/1||Full Result|
|T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning|
Tony The Gent (9/4), Christopher Robin (10/3), Masucci (4/1), John Honeyman (13/2), Fiesole (9/1), Nimitz (10/1), Hamley (16/1)
- Tony The Gent
- Christopher Robin
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