18:45 Fairyhouse Wed 18 July 2018
Has not quite got home on his last two starts and this drop to 6f looks a sound move. In better form than most for a contest that will take little winning.
6f winner in France who has not been beaten far on his last couple of starts and gets further relief from the handicapper. Each-way claims in a poor race.
Has now gone 17 races without a win and a narrow defeat at Ayr did little for his handicap mark. Looks worth opposing for now.
Distance winner on the AW at Dundalk in November. Looks to carry better form on that surface and others hold stronger profiles.
Out of sorts in six runs this year so far, dropping down the weights as a result and comes back in trip today. Has to raise game.
His sole win came over 5f at Wolverhampton and his best run since was over the same trip at Naas a month ago. Failed to land a blow last time but the jockey booking looks significant.
Maiden whose two best efforts have come over 1m and 1m3f. Should find this trip too sharp on stable debut.
Handicap debutant who was well beaten in a claimer last time and who represents a yard that has gone nine months without a winner.
Lost his way after collecting a modest Chepstow prize two years ago. Showed a lot more on his return from 16 months on the sidelines and has a big chance if coming out the race well.
Back to his best over C&D last week but an overall record of 1-51 makes him unattractive for win purposes.
Noted putting in some good work at the finish here last week. Has flattered before as indicated by 1-26 record and six frame finishes.
Slowly away in a big field last time that scuppered his chance. Had been shaping like his turn could be near prior to that and is hard to discount under one of the season's apprentice finds.
Six-race maiden and without a win in three starts on turf to date. Well below par form looks set to continue.
Nothing of note in a number of below-par efforts since the turn of the year on the AW at Dundalk and on turf more recently.
Maiden whose 12 starts reveal a lack of consistency. Even his best would not be good enough and last run, in a visor now removed, was woeful.
Will have disappointed connections in four dismal career starts to date. Hard to fancy on current evidence and from 4lb out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|7||Bien Chase||6||9-12||10/1||Full Result|
|T: Adrian McallisterJ: W J Lee|
Admirality (9/4), Zeeyalater (7/1), Pillar (8/1), Ahundrednotout (10/1), Zeb City (10/1), Joules (12/1), Very Smart (14/1), A Few Dollars More (14/1), Clare Island (14/1), Mo Henry (16/1), Forza Libranno (16/1), Binary Code (16/1), Ken's Sam's (16/1), Power Of Ten (25/1), Seeking Truth (25/1), Clover Moon (33/1), Footsteps At Dawn (33/1)
- Forza Libranno
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