19:30 Killarney Tue 17 July 2018
Former C&D winner, showed himself to be in good fettle when scoring over this trip at Down Royal last month and should deliver another challenge.
Another former C&D winner but was poor last time out in a race won by Texas Radio at Gowran Park over this trip and needs to recapture something approaching best form to land this.
Poor when last spotted 90 days ago on the AW at Dundalk, has since changed yards, ensuring a betting check is likely the best guide to what is anticipated back on turf.
Filly was beaten just ½L over C&D in April on return from short break under champion apprentice. First-time blinkers may assist here on return from another short break, with booking of Manning a positive.
Winner at Gowran Park last month, holding some of these on that form, run well in both starts since from increased mark and needs maximum respect once again.
Snapped a long losing run when making all in a low-grade 1m handicap at Bellewstown this month, but faces a much stiffer task at this level of competition, and not easy to envisage a follow-up success.
One win from 18 career starts and that came in 2016 but he's below his last winning mark and has run well lately, though did throw in a poor one last time at Gowran Park in first-time blinkers (retained).
Lightly-raced maiden, eighth of 11 in maiden at Limerick (1m, good) on first start for this yard last month. Makes handicap debut now, possible improver.
Gone a while without winning but plenty to admire when good third of 12 in handicap at Sligo (7f, soft) four weeks ago in first start for Barry Murphy. Chance if rediscovering old form.
Well held at Roscommon eight days ago, in keeping with most of his recent efforts. Would rate as a surprise winner.
Two good efforts at Cork and Gowran Park recently came over longer trip than this one, poor last month however when dropped to an extended-mile back at the Mallow track. Booking of good 7lb claimer can help.
His last win which came on the beach at Laytown in 2016 in a claimer ending a long losing run. Reduced mark a positive but others preferred.
Just the two wins from 43 Flat runs up until now, was well held on the AW at Dundalk last time comes back from seven months off for this, entitled to need the run.
Ran well on her seasonal reappearance at Naas last month, not beaten far although never threatened to win it either. No improvement since at Bellewstown and no win in 34 starts is enough to suggest looking elsewhere.
Smooth travelling sort who is back on a workable handicap mark. Best form has come with a little more cut in the ground than what he gets here though (Third Reserve).
Last Year's Winner
|7||Grainne's Dream||4||10-0||5/1||Full Result|
|T: W P MullinsJ: P J Smullen|
Texas Radio (4/1), Path Of Silver (6/1), Rosin Box (13/2), Aunty Audrey (13/2), Emperor Bob (8/1), Night Law (12/1), Paved With Gold (12/1), Amazing One (12/1), Stamp Of Authority (14/1), Althib (14/1), Cracking Name (14/1), Dreams Of Winter (16/1), Mzuri (16/1), Nam (16/1), Curly Girl (20/1), Voyageofdiscovery (20/1), Turn On The Tears (28/1), Hard Times (33/1)
- Texas Radio
- Path Of Silver
- Turn On The Tears
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