19:50 Cork Fri 13 July 2018
Fair hurdler, won four-runner contest here in March over 2m, well beaten over this trip at Down Royal most recently and others seems more likely on the formbook despite connections.
Fair hurdler, won final two starts last year, held on recent return at Wexford in a handicap over similar trip to this and lots to find on today's terms against these rivals.
High-class hurdler, last spotted finishing 1¾ lengths third to Wicklow Brave in Punchestown Grade 1 in April 2017. Left Willie Mullins since, beats these if ability remains intact.
Former course winner and a smart hurdler, runner-up at Down Royal (2m4f, good to firm) recently, can ensure this is an honest test.
Grade 2 scorer at Punchestown in November over fences and continued to run well in that sphere since, including runner-up finish there last month over 2m5f. Entitled to be in the shake-up back over smaller obstacles.
Fairly useful hurdler for champion trainer, winner at Ballinrobe last time out, this is plenty tougher on paper.
Decent over fences on the continent when last spotted, has a 425-day absence to defy on first start for new trainer and fair chance he'll need this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C KiddJ: S W Flanagan|
Good Thyne Tara (8/13), Woodland Opera (4/1), Arctic Fire (8/1), Flaxen Flare (8/1), Antimatter (33/1), Lieutenant Colonel (33/1), Samsara (66/1)
- Arctic Fire
- Flaxen Flare
- Good Thyne Tara
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