20:30 Sligo Wed 8 August 2018
Only shown modest ability in maidens so far and makes limited appeal to be transformed now he goes handicapping. Stiff test giving weight away at this stage too.
Posted an encouraging effort on debut and a more pleasing display when fourth of 16 at Gowran Park latest. Poor run sandwiched in between needs to be forgotten but the colt is introduced at a reasonable level and could have more to offer.
Good effort to finish second in a fillies only event latest and comes into handicaps at a modest enough level to merit consideration. From a highly respected yard and worth a betting check at least.
Winner at Nass on his penultimate start but held when upped in trip last time. On the same mark but questions to answer over the trip and comes here with a bit to prove.
Denied a clear run at a critical stage last time out at Down Royal and has to merit consideration as one that arrives here in good heart. One of the liklier winners and can be considered as a leading contender on recent form.
Won at Ballinrobe two starts ago but has been found out under a higher mark and longer trips since. Looks one to be wary of just now.
Behind Pivot Bridge (runs in the previous race) last time out but not disgraced in defeat. Represents a top yard and jockey partnership, so merits at least a second look in the betting.
Form figures uninspiring so far and has yet to attract the interest of the betting market in any of his previous four starts. Probably be the same scenario here and very likely safe to look elsewhere for the winner.
Been kept busy this year but rewards have been very sparse and the fitting of a tongue tie needs to bring about a great deal of improvement. Hard to fancy on these terms.
Slipped and unseated the rider latest, which can be forgiven. However, the filly only has moderate firm to her name, which isn't solid enough to merit giving her a nomination to even make frame at the present time.
Cut some slack by the handicapper after his latest poor effort but the fact he's only rated 45 speaks volumes. Not hard overlook on this occasion despite the leniency from the assessor.
Last Year's Winner
Comeragh Haze (7/2), Rocky Blue (9/2), Zarena (9/2), Liffeydale Dreamer (11/2), Miraculum (8/1), Marlborough Sounds (11/1), Rip Rocks Paddy Ok (14/1), Power Drive (14/1), Wichita Line (18/1), Wowsham (40/1), Brass Button (50/1)
- Rocky Blue
- Comeragh Haze
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