13:50 Killarney Thu 19 July 2018
Just the three starts, bumper winner on debut at Tramore in April and second of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (2m4½f, good to firm) earlier this month on most recent outing. Entitled to be right in contention here.
Bumper winner at Thurles in October 2015 before missing 900+ days, tailed off at Punchestown in April in that sphere, up in trip for this hurdling bow and cautious approach seems safest.
Point-to-point winner best effort so far under rules when third of 17 in novice hurdle at Gowran (2m4f, good) on hurdles bow 26 days ago. Could be capable of building on that effort.
Made the frame in all five starts in bumpers, each time on good ground, without getting head in front. Returns from 11-month absence going hurdling, top trainer and champion jockey on board. Respected.
Martaline mare who cost just £12,000. Dam placed French 2m2f hurdle, finished tenth of 16 in novice hurdle at Limerick (2m, good to firm) on debut 11 days ago, up in trip and plenty work to be done.
Court Cave mare, there was plenty to like about her recent point-to-point form before finishing fourth of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (3m, good) on rules bow, should be more to come and in the mix here.
Well beaten and no impression in three bumper starts and two hurdle runs during 2016/17. Has a 335-day absence to defy and best watched on previous efforts.
Maiden after starts over timber but two recent Wexford efforts over 2m4f have brought home place money. Interesting now stepping up in trip with those efforts in mind.
Well beaten in a couple of maiden point-to-points before finishing ahead of just one rivals in 16-runner novice hurdle at Limerick (2m, good to firm) on rules bow recently. Not one to be wading in behind for now.
Oscar mare is a half-sister to useful hurdler/smart chaser Across The Bay and fair hurdler Katie's Jem. Not achieved much in three point-to-points, sports blinkers for rules debut.
Remains a maiden after 10 hurdle runs, well beaten off at Clonmel when last spotted 41 days ago, exposed but likely to run her race.
Lightly-raced sort, finished decent fourth of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (2m4½f, good to firm) recently and may build on that now upped in distance.
Vinnie Roe filly is a half-sister to fair 2m6f hurdle winner Citizen Al, makes first start here and market should reveal more.
Last Year's Winner
Agusta Gold (13/8), Dalouga (11/4), Dani Theatre (8/1), Ballybrowney Walk (8/1), Jazz Mine (14/1), Perle Rose (14/1), Granny Maura (14/1), Eimear (20/1), Empors Sword (25/1), Drogue Douce (66/1), Citizens Reborn (66/1), Izzygonnacatcher (66/1), Huckleberry Hill (100/1)
- Agusta Gold
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