17:20 Kilbeggan Sat 11 August 2018
First start for new trainer and first time jumping hurdles, returns from 288-days off and likely holding limited ambitions.
Trained by Gordon Elliott but has so far failed to live up to expectations over timber, likely has better to come and finds a presentable chance.
Winner of a bumper at Tramore in December, can often take a keen hold in races, has been running on the Flat of late and has to up his game back over timber.
Scored in a bumper at this track in 2016, somewhat disappointing that he remains a maiden after eight starts in this sphere but champion trainer retains the faith and this isn't strong.
Yet to see the winners' enclosure after 13 attempts jumping flights, well held at Downpatrick 55 days ago when last spotted. Can make the frame on best efforts.
Managed to get head in front six times on the Flat in Britain, but yet to make a suggestions he's going to prove as adept over timber in three attempts.
Big-price winner of a bumper at Sligo last year, not sighted since and will have to defy 13-months off for winning debut over timber.
Scored over a mile on the Flat at Galway last week, didn't show a lot in previous hurdles start at Leopardstown in December but too soon to dismiss.
Flat winner of limited ability, failed to beat a rival home on hurdling bow at Wexford (stable bow) and needs first-time hood to bring a big change in fortune.
Has made the frame eight times in 11 starts over timber. Capable of getting head in front and makes first start for new trainer.
0-9 in this sphere though one of better efforts came here in May when remote third (beaten 16L). Similar claims likely at best.
Poor performed on the Flat and very tough to make case for on first jumping test as such.
Not without promise in hurdles bow in Cork maiden last month despite going off 100/1, well held since in a Ballinrobe bumper.
Just the two starts so far under rules, going the right way having finished third at Limerick last time in a close three-way go. Entitled to claims now.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J J HanlonJ: B Hayes|
Kolumbus (5/2), Mighty Concorde (7/2), Montauk Flyer (5/1), St Gallen (11/2), Falak (10/1), Indian Music (12/1), Papal Motel (14/1), Royal Zorro (18/1), Peggyclare (20/1), Milomynit (20/1), Whatsafellatodo (50/1), Kildorrery (50/1), Pink Ribbon (66/1), Added Time (66/1), Alnahar (100/1), Wat Tyler (100/1), Golden Dandy (100/1)
- Indian Music
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