16:15 Sligo Sun 15 July 2018
Won over C&D in August over 2m5f on soft to heavy ground but has struggled subsequently in three starts from his initial handicap mark. Will possibly need the run on return to the track.
Plenty to like about his 6L win at Listowel last month dismantling a 18-runner field in good style on good ground. Beaten since of a 9lb higher mark over 2m but should relish the return to this trip.
Not much to shout about in a number of disappointing starts over timber including on handicap debut last month at Gowran Park. Will need to improve to figure.
Modest 54-rated handicapper on the Flat and remains without success in 11 starts over hurdles to date. Tough ask and others preferred.
Nothing of note in five career starts over hurdles for previous yard finishing well down the field in four of her five runs. In the right hands to see improvement but it may take some time.
Eighth of 14 beaten 19L last month in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle and remains a seven-race maiden for connections. Vast improvement need to figure.
Has disappointed connections since returning to this isle in three below-par starts. May need the run on return and others preferred.
Has started his two seasonal starts at 66/1 and 100/1 running to form on each occasion this term. Hard to place any faith in.
Plenty of promise in his last two starts last month finishing runner-up on each occasion in a couple of handicap hurdles on good ground. Dangerous just 2lb higher than last winning mark.
Six race maiden who has shown nothing in two seasonal outings to date. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Yet to go off shorter than 25/1 and never nearer than 24L to the winners of her eight races to date. Very little to be positive about.
Losing run dates back to September 2015. Off the track for two years when finishing 13th of 17 beaten 91L in a Roscommon handicap hurdle earlier this month. Others preferred.
Eight-race maiden who is yet to hit the frame in five hurdle starts since May last year. Liable to find a couple stronger.
Last Year's Winner
|Captains And Kings||9||11-1||8/1|
|T: A B JoyceJ: B T O'Connell|
Padraic O Conaire (7/4), Coole Craft (9/2), Movingswiftlyalong (7/1), Bere Haven (7/1), Lady Quill (9/1), Piranto (14/1), Muroor (16/1), Supreme One (16/1), Railway Muice (20/1), Whisky Galore (25/1), Golan Diamond (33/1), Kinnagoe Boy (40/1), Royal Presenting (50/1)
- Padraic O Conaire
- Coole Craft
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