18:40 Sligo Thu 9 August 2018
Good effort in finishing fourth over an extended 2m at Clonmel (good) on seasonal debut in May. Absent since but one to note under top weight.
Successful in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Bellewstown (good) in August 2016. Absent since suffering a heavy defeat at Galway (soft) the following month and others hold stronger claims.
Finished a close fourth at Kilbeggan (2m, good) in final outing for previous stable in April last year. Wears blinkers for the first time on return from a lengthy absence.
Sole success came in a good ground handicap hurdle at Tipperary in May. Respectable efforts since and likely to run his race once more.
Dual winner over hurdles most recently at Roscommon (2m, good) in June. Placed since and interesting off a mark 10lb higher than for his latest success.
Twice a winner on the Flat but has struggled since switched to hurdling. Better ground may suit on her first start since January.
Decent fourth over hurdles at Ballinrobe (good) in May. Pulled up at the same venue subsequently however but interesting if putting that latest effort behind him.
Making her handicap debut when finishing 10l fifth over 2m at Cork (good-to-firm) last time out. Remains open to improvement on just her fifth start over hurdles.
Not beaten far when finishing fifth at Listowel (2m4f, good) in June. Well held on the Flat since and more needed in this contest.
Seven race maiden and disappointing since finishing runner-up at Roscommon (yielding) in a bumper. Market support would be notable on handicap debut.
Maiden after nine starts and well held in a novice hurdle at Galway (good) recently. Worth a check in the market now switched to handicaps.
Nine race maiden and beaten 80L at Listowel (2m4f, good) on her seasonal debut in June. Others hold stronger claims.
Some decent efforts on the Flat earlier this year and finished a fair fifth at Roscommon (2m, good) on his return to hurdles last month. Well held subsequently.
Last Year's Winner
Arctic Light (3/1), Boris Grishenko (3/1), Ciankyle (7/2), Guido Reni (4/1), Jessamine (8/1), Oskar High (8/1), Ted Bach (9/1), Racing Stripes (10/1), Solar Heat (12/1), Wildcatted (25/1), Wicket (25/1), End Play (33/1), Baby Bellini (33/1), Grinditout (33/1), Dandy Bridge (50/1)
- Boris Grishenko
- Arctic Light
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