18:15 Leopardstown Thu 12 July 2018
Finished a close fifth in a valuable contest at The Curragh (1m, good-to-firm) last time. Worth a check in the market.
Fair form over further in recent starts including when fifth over 1m6f at Naas (soft) last time. More needed dropping markedly in trip.
Registered his sixth victory when winning by a short-head at The Curragh (7f, good-to-firm) earlier this month. One to note despite a 5lb rise for that success.
Improved form since switched to handicaps including when winning over C&D on his penultimate outing. Ran well over further subsequently and a leading contender in this event.
Struggled since finishing third over 6f at Newmarket (good) in August last year. Gelded since his latest start and making his seasonal and stable debut.
Lightly raced in recent years and finished well beaten over this trip at Bellewstown (good-to-firm) last week. Others hold stronger claims.
Finished runner-up to Waterboy over C&D on good-to-firm ground on his penultimate outing. Well beaten subsequently but not written off just yet.
Placed on all four starts in maiden company most recently at Listowel (1m, good) last month. Represents a top yard and is one for the shortlist with blinkers applied for handicap debut.
Never competitive when finishing 12th of 15 on handicap debut over 7f here last time out. More needed stepping up in trip.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Elusive Time||9||10-0||12/1||Full Result|
|T: T KodamaJ: R Coakley|
Waterboy (5/2), Atlas (10/3), Tremendous Leap (7/2), Dalton Highway (11/2), Red Avenger (10/1), Dinkum Diamond (14/1), Flowerhill Nova (22/1), Signing Off (25/1), Anfaass (40/1)
- Tremendous Leap
- Red Avenger
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