20:50 Sligo Thu 9 August 2018
Placed four times from eight starts in bumpers most recently when finishing 6L second at Kilbeggan (2m4f) last month. Interesting runner in this contest.
Improved on previous efforts when beaten 7L in a 2m4f bumper at Limerick (good) a month ago. Likely more needed if she's to break her maiden on this occasion however.
Stepped up on debut effort when finishing 1¼L third in a good ground bumper over C&D last month. Similar conditions forecast and of interest once more.
Held on all four starts in bumpers including over 2m4f at Limerick (good) last month. Others hold stronger claims in this event.
Broke her maiden at the 11th time of asking in point-to-points when winning on yielding-to-soft ground in April. Probably best watched on debut under Rules.
Fair seventh in a maiden hurdle at Cork (2m, yielding) 12 months ago. Absent since unseating at Tramore later that month and interesting to see how she fares on her return.
Unraced daughter of Oscar out of an unraced half-sister to multiple winner Loose Preformer. Represents a top stable and wears a hood on debut.
Fair form in two bumpers to date. Most recent of those came at Wexford (yielding-to-soft) last month and promising amateur takes the ride once more.
Finished fifth of eight when making her Rules debut in a Limerick (good-to-yielding) bumper recently. More needed if she's to take this contest.
Unraced home-bred mare by Dubai Destination and a full-sister to winner Chestnut Brave among others. Interesting to see how she fares on debut.
Pulled up when making her debut in a bumper run over an extended 2m1f at Downpatrick (good) in June. Others make more appeal.
Unraced daughter of Stowaway out of a winning hurdler. Yard are 5/61 in bumpers in recent seasons and market support would be interesting on debut.
Not beaten far when finishing seventh at Limerick (2m, good) on debut last month. Likely to have improved for that experience and one to note in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C O'DwyerJ: Ms K Walsh|
Kerry Star (1/1), Betsy Boots (4/1), Dona Katharina (6/1), My Friend Aoife (8/1), Mahler Mai (8/1), Brooks Falls (12/1), Its Only Me (16/1), That's My Dubai (20/1), Coosan Bluebell (20/1), Drumconnor Girl (25/1), Bridgets Cross (33/1), Champagne Nova (50/1), Remember Jack (50/1), Henry's Dream (66/1), Zara's Pride (100/1)
- Kerry Star
- Betsy Boots
- My Friend Aoife
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