16:40 Navan Sat 14 July 2018
Won twice last year and looked progressive until his form tailed off at the end of the season. Entitled to have needed the reappearance effort at the Curragh this month and better may be coming.
Won his first two starts this year on the AW at Dundalk over this sort of trips to this. Needs to pick things up on pair of recent turf outings, though new headgear may help and well capable on best form.
Form has taken a dip since winning at the AW at Dundalk in March, though did take a step in the right direction with creditable third of 13 in handicap at Limerick over slightly further four weeks ago.
Seemed to improve a little for the step up to 1m2f at Ballinrobe last month, as her pedigree suggested she might, and again ran with credit in 1m4f maiden at Bellewstown 10 days ago. Claims.
Returned from more than 300 days off with sound round at Ballinrobe over this trip recently, entitled to be fitter for it and is on an appealing mark based on pick of form.
Much-improved showing when fourth of 12 in 1m AW maiden at Dundalk eight months ago, having previously failed to beat a rival in three starts. Up in trip for handicap bow, with fitness to prove, and others better-placed seemingly.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J S BolgerJ: W T Byrne|
Nimitz (5/2), New Direction (5/2), Lady Nathaniel (3/1), Sharjah (6/1), Pando (7/1), Palmones (8/1), Ashqar (8/1), Messerati Kid (16/1), Lyfka (20/1)
- Lady Nathaniel
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