20:30 Killarney Mon 16 July 2018
In good form right now running well at Dundalk on the AW and winning a Bellewstown handicap over 1m6f earlier this month. Well held over hurdles in May and his rating could be taking its toll now 17lb higher than last winning mark.
Won a soft ground handicap hurdle at Wexford in May by a neck but couldn't quite handle the 6lb rise in the weights next time out at Ballinrobe. Ground a major concern here.
Sole success in 20 starts came in a Kilbeggan maiden hurdle on good ground in September 2016. Fifth of 11 beaten over 17L on stable debut on Saturday when reportedly making a 'noise' during the race.
Landed second hurdle win of his career in a Wexford handicap, ridden to lead at the last keeping on well under pressure to beat 13 rivals earlier this month before only getting as far as the first at Roscommon on Tuesday. More expected here.
Back from a two year break in April but, while not disgraced, has been largely well beaten in a number of handicap hurdles since. Looks a tall order.
Ran with credit at Sligo two starts back but made too many jumping errors at Downpatrick last time out. Has a bit to prove after that effort.
Well held in three handicap hurdle starts this term finishing down the field on each occasion. Very little to be positive about.
Five race maiden largely well beaten on various surfaces. Step up in trip may assist but has plenty to prove at present.
Nothing of note in a series of dismal displays over hurdles since the turn of the year including a couple of heavy defeats this term. Hard to place any faith in.
Vast improvement on last start in a Gowran Park handicap hurdle over 2m on good ground last month when third of 16 beaten 1¾L. Step up in trip may assist and worth a market check.
Poor form in a number of grim maiden hurdle starts since March. First time blinkers inconceivable to produce the required amount of development needed to play a role here.
needs to replicate the form shown when landing a Tramore handicap hurdle over 2m5f on good ground last month. Beaten since but is back down in trip and has conditions to suit.
Generally well held in four career maiden hurdles including on a couple of occasions since May. Best watched on handicap debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P G KellyJ: D N Russell|
Pass The Ball (7/2), Messie (4/1), Courtin Bb (5/1), Officers Mess (7/1), Yaiza (8/1), Naturally Blond (9/1), Lambs Lane (14/1), Comehere Hi (14/1), Oighear Dubh (16/1), Queeny (16/1), Whats Your Beef (22/1), Hussle Up (25/1), McCrackens Gate (40/1)
- Courtin Bb
- Naturally Blond
- Pass The Ball
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