18:10 Sligo Thu 9 August 2018
Winner on the Flat in 2016 and placed in that sphere subsequently. Beaten 16L when sixth in a handicap hurdle at Ballinrobe (good) last month and more needed in this contest.
Placed in a 2m handicap chase at Tramore (good) on his penultimate outing. Pulled up subsequently however and worth a check in the market back over hurdles.
Best effort over hurdles came when finishing third over 2m1f at Cartmel (good-to-firm) at the end of June. Races off a 2lb lower mark and wears cheekpieces for the first time.
In good form over 1m on the Flat last month prior to a respectable effort in a valuable handicap when dropping in trip. Making his handicap debut with cheekpieces applied for the first time.
Returned to form back over hurdles when finishing third over an extended 2m1f at Ballinrobe (good) last time out. Repeat of that should see him play a hand in the finish.
Twice a winner last November. Fair efforts subsequently and likely to have improved for her seasonal debut at Limerick last month.
Promising 5L third in a 2m1f handicap hurdle at Killarney (good) last time out. Interesting to see how he fares with cheekpieces fitted for the first time.
Broke his maiden over hurdles when winning at Roscommon (2m, good) last month. Raised 8lb for that success and of interest once more.
Placed over an extended 2m1f at Downpatrick (good) in a first time hood (absent here) on her penultimate outing. Well held behind Like A Diamond subsequently and more needed in this event.
Dual point-to-point winner but struggled in recent starts including when pulled up at Uttoxeter (good) last time out. Dropping in distance.
Failed to trouble the judge in 11 starts so far most recently when beaten 82L in a maiden hurdle last month. Probably best watched on handicap debut.
Struggled in five starts for previous stable including on handicap debut at Cork (2m, heavy) in early Aprily. Making his debut for a new stable following a break.
Victorious on the Flat in 2015 but held in two starts over hurdles since joining this yard. Cheekpieces are tried for the first time on this occasion.
18 race maiden and absent since finishing 27L behind the winner in a 2m handicap hurdle at Punchestown (heavy) in January. Others hold stronger claims.
Veteran just 1/37 over hurdles and well beaten in two starts since joining this stable. Likely to find a few too good in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ms M MullinsJ: J S McGarvey|
Neddyvaughan (4/1), Like A Diamond (9/2), Grey Atlantic Way (6/1), One Cool Poet (7/1), Realta Dawn (9/1), Atlas (10/1), The Moore Factor (10/1), Roja Dove (12/1), Miss Mcilroy (16/1), Glendaars Warrior (20/1), Alfred Eile (25/1), Vocal Heir (33/1), Canadian Steel (33/1), Seskin Flyer (33/1), Whisky Galore (33/1)
- Like A Diamond
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