18:30 Killarney Wed 18 July 2018
Lightly-raced useful sort on the Flat who went close in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in May. Outclassed in handicap at Royal Ascot since, drops in trip and finds more suitable level here.
Grade 1 winner in 2016 (Triumph Hurdle) but most lost his way since in that sphere. First Flat run since August 2015, could have a big say if showing enthusiasm.
Former C&D winner, has gone 12 runs without a score now in both codes, dating back to 2016. Must bounce back, but that isn't ruled out on these terms.
Bit disappointing in the Yorkshire Cup in May on previous Flat run (gone well this month over timber), Group-placed no the Flat in 2017 and must be a strong contender for this pot.
Fair winner over jumps, unseated when last out in that sphere and makes first foray on the Flat now, betting will tell more but this isn't an easy starting place.
Long-standing maiden (35 runs in both codes) doesn't hold any claims on form and will surely need a stroke of luck to be involved in the finish here.
Well held when finishing down the field in two career starts for Aiden O'Brien in 2016, inauspicious return at Bellewstown recently for new yard and plenty being asked now.
Last Year's Winner
Wicklow Brave (4/5), Le Vagabond (9/2), Daybreak Boy (6/1), Peregrine Run (7/1), Ivanovich Gorbatov (8/1), Santa Anita (80/1), Rock On Bach (100/1)
- Wicklow Brave
- Ivanovich Gorbatov
- Daybreak Boy
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