16:10 Cork Sat 11 August 2018
Six-time AW winner was second after a break on turf at Leopardstown which was a positive effort in a 16 runner handicap. Fifth of eight latest at Bellewstown not quite as good but not ruled out off last winning mark.
A winner here last time out over 6½f and as effective over this trip where both previous wins came. 4lb higher now so a bit more needed but jockey gets on well with her so should run another good race.
Beaten 10L plus in all three races this term and beaten some 20L at Gowran last time out. Easy to pass over in current form. First time blinkers added to try and find a spark.
Built on some promising efforts when winning over 7f at Sligo back in May. Pair of fifths since suggest handicapper had her measure. Had a short break since last run.
Lone win came on the AW at Dundalk back in January. Started turf season with promise when third at Leopardstown but regressed since and only beaten one rival in last two starts combined. Handicapper offers assistance but other preferred.
Thirsk maiden winner for David O'Mara has had just two starts since joining current yard. Not disgraced latest when fifth of 14 at Galway behind hotpot Truffles. 2lb lower here and this significantly easier so has to be respected.
Defied a 7lb rise for Bellewstown success when winning again latest over 7f at Gowran. Gets another 8lb now but in good form and this trainer has a habit of getting handicappers to improve dramatically late in their careers.
Finished second in a couple of claimers before beaten 10L when eighth of 14 back in a handicap at Ballinrobe latest. In his defence the trip may have been too far there but in any case his handicap runs this year are uninspiring.
Maiden of seven races steps back dramatically in trip having run over 1m5½f and 1m4f in two races this season. Little to recommend her but hopefully can show a bit more over this distance.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Tennesse Waltz||6||8-5||9/2||Full Result|
|T: D MarnaneJ: K J Leonard|
Ishebayorgrey (7/2), Gunmaker (5/1), Dandys Gold (11/2), Thiswaycadeaux (6/1), Stamp Of Authority (6/1), Confrontational (7/1), Tennesse Waltz (8/1), Anfaass (11/1), Muinineach (12/1), Tessonna (40/1)
- Dandys Gold
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