17:45 Cork Fri 13 July 2018
Dual winner in France and recently purchased by owner Barry Connell. Well beaten and not fluent in two hurdling starts at Killarney and Tramore and has plenty to prove here.
Fair hurdler, despite being 0-6 in this sphere. Ran well in a Flat maiden at Roscommon last month and not discounted back over obstacles.
Maiden after seven attempts in this sphere and well beaten on the level at Fairyhouse (1m4f, good to firm) when last spotted. Others have more going for them.
Kentucky Dynamite gelding whose dam was a hurdles winner over this sort of trip in France. Finished last of 12 in novice hurdle at Kilbeggan (2m, soft) on jumps debut 74 days ago and plenty to work on now.
Returned from a break at Roscommon (2m, good) last month with best effort to date over timber (beaten almost 16L), though that form still leaves him plenty to find.
Two-from-two in bumpers after wins at Down Royal and Roscommon, makes hurdles bow for a yard in form and every chance of going close.
Had taken a couple of forward steps at Downpatrick and Tramore before disappointing over this C&D in early May. Given a rest since and needs to find more for pressure.
Returns from six-month absence having shown little of note in three starts so far, watching brief unless market is in favour.
Placed a couple of times at Dundalk earlier this year but struggled on turf the last twice. Worth a check in the market now reverting back to this discipline.
Fair sort on the Flat, wore first-time tongue-strap on hurdling debut at Gowran Park (2m, good) when finishing just over 4L third of eight. Potential for doing better and yard respected.
Carlotamix gelding out of a Kayf Tara related to Thistlecrack and Special Tiara and Identity Thief. Poor on debut at Tramore (2m, heavy) in juvenile contest in April on debut. May do better.
Modest ability shown on the Flat and in one previous start over timber, hard to make case for back jumping off a 93-day break.
Not shown any great signs of ability on four starts so far on the Flat, does have a recent spin around Tipperary to bolster fitness but has plenty improvement to find on first run over hurdles.
Daughter of Byron out of a Spectrum related to five-time winner, the Ian Williams-trained Byron Flyer. Tame efforts in couple of bumpers so far and easy enough to look beyond now going over jumps.
Beaten combined total of 42L in two Flat maidens over 7f/1m2f so far, joined new yard and goes jumping on first start since September. Market check needed.
Half-sister to four-time winner Emerging Talent. Uncompetitive in both starts over hurdles at Tipperary and Punchestown so far. Improvement required.
Presenting filly whose dam was an unraced half-sister to bumper winner/smart hurdler Movewiththetimes. First start and could prove capable of having a say.
Fair maiden on the Flat, has flattered to deceive in two starts so far over timber but certainly not one to write off and represents excellent trainer.
Last Year's Winner
Jerandme (5/6), Uncle Henry (9/4), Sometimes A Fox (10/1), Rovetta (12/1), Thomas O'Malley (14/1), Desert Grey (25/1), Bolbec (33/1), Moonball (33/1), Downtown Rebel (40/1), State Of The Art (40/1), Havelock (50/1), My Galway Girl (66/1), Whereyounow (100/1), Arctic Sofia (125/1), My Baby Kelsey (125/1), Genepi De L'aube (125/1), Lead A Dance (125/1), Wicket (150/1), Lady Spec (150/1)
- Uncle Henry
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