15:05 Downpatrick Fri 13 July 2018
One win from 11 hurdle starts and will possibly need the run on return following a two-year break.
Poor 127-rated chaser not seen over a hurdle since finishing fifth of seven beaten 7½L in a Thurles contest in March 2017. Plenty to prove on hurdling return.
Got off the mark over hurdles at the ninth time of asking in a Ballinrobe maiden over 2m½f in May. Beaten since in a couple of handicaps but not easily dismissed.
Third of 24 at Fairyhouse in January and won a Bellewstown maiden hurdle on Saturday beating 15 rivals a neck from Paris Texas over 2m½f. Quickly turned out and capable of having his say again.
C&D winner here last month ridden clear late on to win by a comfortable 5½L. Beaten since at Bellewstown over inadequate trip but big claims here with conditions to suit.
One from 12 over timber but had been solid and consistent in a number of promising starts last term. May need the run on seasonal return.
Poor form in three point-to-point starts failing to finish in a couple of spins over 3m. Best avoided on rules debut and first start for over 12-months.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan|
Count Simon (7/4), Political Policy (11/4), Niven (7/2), Midnight Escape (8/1), Tranquil Magic (12/1), Fearachain (20/1), Nellys Robin (100/1)
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