18:00 Roscommon Tue 7 August 2018
Has failed to transfer promising point-to-point form in two recent starts under rules and remains a five-race chasing maiden. Tough ask off top weight.
Distance winner of a Musselburgh handicap chase off a similar mark in December. Fell when last seen in in March and possibly best watched on return.
Distance winner who was beaten favourite in a Perth 2m4f handicap chase last month finishing fifth of nine well beaten 13L on stable debut. Expected to improve here.
Won a 3m1½f Wexford handicap chase in June off a 8lb lower mark on good ground. Beaten since and needs to up his game a little in this company.
Will have disappointed connections in a series of dismal performances over fences since the turn of the year. Hard to construct much of a case for the maiden of eight races over the larger obstacles.
Last seen over fences 12-months ago in a Killarney beginners contest finishing seventh of 14 well held at 80/1. Has been running acceptably in the point-to-point field since but up against it here.
Well beaten and never nearer in a mistake-laden debut over the larger obstacles at Kilbeggan in May. No better since in three starts and easily avoidable.
Well held in four starts over the larger obstacles including an 8½L defeat last month despite finishing third of 14 in a Limerick 3m handicap chase. Has work to do on current form.
Sole chase win in 31 starts came in a Fairyhouse beginners contest nearly five years ago. Hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel for the veteran here.
Teenager now and recent signs suggest wear and tear having their toll. Last win at Tramore over 12-months ago looks a distant memory.
Veteran makes seasonal return here following a couple of dismal starts at Thurles and Tramore towards the end of last year, failing to finish in either race. Unlikely to play a part in the finish.
Unable to halt the alarming slide in form since tasting success in a Downpatrick handicap chase over 2m6f off a 1lb lower mark over 12-months ago. Others preferred.
Without a win in five chase starts and generally well held in three spins over the larger obstacles since June. May find this another tough assignment.
14-race maiden as a 12-year-old and has been badly out of form towards the end of the year before a one pace effort when third of 10 beaten over 8L on return to the track in April. Possibly best watched following yet another break.
Not disgraced but generally well held in a number of handicap chases' since winning a Downpatrick contest in March. Will need to improve to figure.
10lb lower than last winning chase mark, although that was back in 2015. Lightly raced since then and not seen since a 54L defeat at Sligo over a similar trip 12-months ago. Very little to be positive about.
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