19:25 Kilbeggan Sat 11 August 2018
Odds-on favourite, raced in second throughout and lost out on the nod in 2m4f good-ground beginners' event at Wexford last month. Cheekpieces added now, in the thick of this.
Tailed off in two starts in this sphere at Killarney and Wexford last month, the latter effort leaving him with a lot to find to reverse form with Judgement Day. Unlikely to manage it.
Three-time hurdles winner after joining this handler in 2016, but has raced sparingly since then and mostly been laboured efforts, including twice being pulled up so far this term. Leap of faith needed now tackling fences to see him involved.
Consistent 122-rated hurdler who won his maiden in a Ballinrobe 2m½f contest in May on good ground. Third at Galway Festival in beginners' chase over 2m2f recently, should be more to come.
Fair hurdler, not exactly taken to chasing in three starts, though was marginally better here over 2m6f last time. Work remains to be done however coming back in trip.
Showed some promise over fences in first two starts during 2016, laboured over this trip at Wexford however and that was 750 days ago. Can only be watched here seemingly, lest the betting says different.
Maiden hurdle winner over this trip on good ground at Bellewstown in August last year, fair efforts thereafter over timber in more testing conditions. Returns from a break for chase bow and is one to note.
Finished 24L behind Niven in maiden hurdle at Ballinrobe in May over shorter, has shown stamina for this trip since at Sligo in a handicap over timber (third) and could be more to come now tackling fences.
Last Year's Winner
|T: L KennyJ: Mr B O'Neill|
Judgement Day (9/4), Young Turk (9/4), Niven (3/1), Park Paddocks (7/2), Sharps Choice (9/2), Linger (14/1), Lady Quill (33/1), This Time (33/1), Keyboard Warrior (100/1)
- Judgement Day
- Young Turk
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