16:25 Killarney Thu 19 July 2018
Winner of his last two outings in 2017, including by a neck at Wexford (good) over 2m4f. May have needed the run there on reappearance and should be fitter now.
Well beaten but not disgraced in a number of handicap chases last year and would have finished closer if not for a shuddering mistake at the last on return to the track at Limerick in May, didn't come forward in one run since. More needed.
Scored in previous two starts at Clonmel and Wexford, showing good attitude in doing so, no reason not to mount strong challenge in hat-trick attempt.
Yet to open his account in 17 attempts over these obstacles, has run well enough at times but yet to match best form this season.
Finished third over C&D in May, form that would entitle him to be in the mix for this competitive event. Worth a second glance.
In decent form lately, winning at Downpatrick in between runner-up finishes. Up in trip after latest Limerick effort and likely can go well.
Without a win in 14 starts now and tough to summon confidence on the back poor showing at Wexford already this month.
Winner on previous chase start at Tramore, has a 7lb penalty for his troubles but shaped well enough over timber since. Not out of it.
Maiden after 27 attempts, has all sorts of ground to make up on Fairymount Boy from recent clash and looks to remain very much up against it.
Three poor runs on his CV this season already and very tough to make a case for a revival in this heat.
Teenager now and recent signs suggest wear and tear having their toll. Looks best passed over again.
Cheekpieces are added here in bid to perk him up but has struggled in all four 2018 outings so far, including this month at Roscommon.
0-3 record over these obstacles and remains a maiden after 12 starts under rules in total, with very little in the form book that would rank as encouraging.
12-race maiden, plenty to find with Fairymount Boy on last month's Downpatrick meeting and while longer trip is a plus, doesn't look capable of turning form around.
Fair fifth at Clonmel on reappearance, stamina questions to answer here if getting a run (First Reserve).
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ronan McNallyJ: P T Enright|
Fairymount Boy (5/2), Model Cloud (7/1), Double Windsor (7/1), Not For You (8/1), Jamesmicheal (8/1), Robin De Roost (8/1), Swift (8/1), Bold Frost (14/1), Invincible Don (16/1), Coolbane West (20/1), Black Jewel (25/1), Kilderry Prince (33/1), Caoimhe Diva (33/1), Jonathan Wild (40/1), Old Supporter (50/1), Ballykea Star (50/1)
- Double Windsor
- Fairymount Boy
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