15:50 Limerick Sat 14 July 2018
Course winner that has also won over this trip. Hint of promise on second start over the larger obstacles and first-time tongue-tie may assist.
Distance winner who is one from six at the course but still awaits his first chase success in seven starts. Run at Kilbeggan last month puts the gelding in the frame here.
Sole win over hurdles from five starts came here over in a 2m6f contest in March. From leading stable who are worryingly just one from 26 this season with their chasers.
13-race maiden who has finished well down the field in four beginners chases to date. Hard to place any faith in.
Will have disappointed connection in two drab and mistake-ridden beginners chase starts to date. Opposable on recent form.
Winner of one of his 13 hurdle starts and will come on for the experience of his first chase start last month when fourth of eight at Clonmel last month. Place claims and goes well here.
Gutsy and tough hurdler who lost her form towards the end of the year. Slow at her fences a couple of times on chasing debut at Tramore last month. Plenty more needed in this group.
Not disgraced in four chase starts since May but needs to start raising overall performance to get competitive at this level.
Course winner that has also won over this trip. Failed to land a hat-trick of hurdle wins when last seen in August. Likely to be ready on chasing debut.
Low-grade 87-rated hurdler who is a 14-race maiden under rules and requires a chunk of overall improvement to land a blow here.
Made a terrible blunder at the second on chasing debut in a Downpatrick beginners last month before being tailed off on most recent start at Tramore last month. Likely to struggle here.
Last Year's Winner
|The West's Awake||6||11-12||5/2|
|T: E J O'GradyJ: P Townend|
Miss Sapphire (11/8), Black Warrior (3/1), Caltex (6/1), Jaime Sommers (10/1), Templemore Dream (10/1), Granny Biddy (12/1), Danali (20/1), Absolute Grit (20/1), Shes Flat Tothemat (150/1), Silent Account (150/1), Peggy's Acre (150/1)
- Miss Sapphire
- Black Warrior
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