19:20 Roscommon Tue 10 July 2018
Lightly-raced veteran of just 30-races. Losing run now dates back to September 2015 and this looks a tough ask on first start for new connections.
Winner of novice hurdle here over 12-months ago off a 4lb lower mark. Beaten since including when last seen in September. Plenty more needed in this group.
Now racing 2lb lower than his last winning mark helped by a series of heavy defeats this season. Hard to fancy on latest evidence.
Will have disappointed connections in a number of dismal displays since April over the larger obstacles. Out of form and still racing off a 9lb higher mark than his last hurdle win.
Little bits of promise but generally well held in three starts this season including an 11L defeat over 2m3f in a Downpatrick handicap hurdle last month. Each way claims in this grade.
Possibly needed the run on first start of the season and it wouldn't take much improvement in this company to repeat his form of 12-months ago when winning a Killarney handicap hurdle off a 8lb lower mark.
Comes in to this race on a hat-trick following wins at Wexford and last month in a Punchestown handicap hurdle. Likable type and should be in the mix despite an 8lb higher mark.
Got of the mark at the fifth time of asking for leading connections winning a Punchestown handicap hurdle over 2m7f in May on good ground. Open to plenty of improvement here off a 9lb higher mark.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: D Meyler|
Spring Watch (5/2), Dawn Raider (4/1), My Betty (4/1), The King Of Brega (11/2), Jarob (15/2), Dorans River (12/1), Showem Silver (14/1), Cassells Rock (33/1)
- My Betty
- Spring Watch
- Dawn Raider
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