20:00 Sligo Wed 8 August 2018
Made good strides this season but went up 5lb for winning over an extended 1m2f here in June and was well held last time out. Looks held by the handicapper on that evidence and needs to put in a personal best effort if she's going to be successful.
Placed once from 5 previous starts but is lighly raced, so has questions to answer about her fragility. Did run well for a long time at Galway last week but was eventually well held and others may have more of a finishing punch.
Not many miles on the clock for a 10-year-old but has just a solitary win to his name and has been expensive to follow of late. However, he's back on a winning mark and would be dangerous to rule out too quickly. Worth a betting check.
0-10 so far and really gone off the boil if his last two starts are a reliable yardstick. Others readily preferred despite the gelding now being on an attractive looking handicap mark.
Very well handicapped on his old form but hasn't caught the imagination since reverting to the Flat and has a bit to prove after fading tamely last time out. Others more appealing this time.
Holding his form well just now and likely to be suited by this slight drop in trip. Much higher mark than his latest win on turf to contend with though.
Winner over hurdles at Ballinrobe in August 2016 and not enjoyed much success in a light career since then. Hard to make a case out for him after two poor efforts this season.
1-6 on turf up to press but hasn't really looked progressive under either code of racing this season. On a handy mark but a leap of faith still required.
Brought down at Galway over hurdles last week so needs to prove his well being. However, the gelding ran well at Bellewestown the previous time and has solid claims if able to repeat that effort. One to bear in mind.
0-5 so far and little in his profile to suggest a huge amount of improvement is imminent. Others are far more appealing as betting propositions than this fellow.
Back on a winning mark but is a modest handicapper that has become a tad unreliable. Recent form not inspiring enough to merit a speculative punt on a return to his best form just now.
A surprise winner on his latest start in the flat (at Down Royal). This slightly longer trip isn't a concern but the gelding lacks consistency and has disappointed over hurdles since. Other more appealing.
Record of one win from forty starts on the Flat tells a lot about the gelding and his lack of consistency. Therefore, it would be dangerous to read to much into his latest second place finish at Leopardstown. Place claims at best but risks attached.
Last Year's Winner
Born By The Sea (9/2), Acclamatio (5/1), A Place Apart (11/2), Buffalo Blues (7/1), Happy Company (8/1), Trump Card (8/1), Ilikehim (10/1), Dream Focus (10/1), Last Garrison (12/1), Pivot Bridge (14/1), Get Out Of Jail (20/1), Glenbank King (25/1), Johnny Carney (25/1), Call Me Pj (50/1)
- A Place Apart
- Glenbank King
- Pivot Bridge
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