15:15 Downpatrick Sun 12 August 2018
Well beaten over fences at Down Royal (good) in May when returning from a break. Absent since and a bit to prove at present.
Finished a close fourth over 2m4f at Sligo 9good) last month. Struggled over hurdles subsequently and held on the Flat last time out.
Good effort in finishing runner-up at Limerick (2m2f, good) in July last year. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day retained when finishing mid-division on return to action. Worth a check in the market.
Maiden after six starts and failed to figure in two starts in handicap company. Cheekpieces tried for the first time dropping slightly in distance.
14 race maiden ran well to finishing 11L second on the Flat at Ballinrobe (yielding) last time out. Hood worn for the first time that day retained on his return to hurdling.
24 race maiden who was returning from a break when finishing a good third off this mark over C&D a month ago. Similar underfoot conditions forecast and one to note in this contest.
Ran out at the first at Limerick last time out and had struggled in three previous starts since returning from a break. Probably best watched at present.
18 race maiden has finished fifth on both starts this season. First of those came on good ground over C&D and likely needs to improve if he's to break his maiden at the 19th time of asking.
Successful twice on the AW but beaten 35L over C&D a month ago when making his seasonal debut and others hold stronger claims.
Last Year's Winner
|King Of Aran||10||11-1||7/1|
|T: M C GrassickJ: D E Mullins|
Make My Heart Fly (6/4), Cock A Doodle Doo (11/4), Blue Skimmer (10/3), Global Racing (10/3), Lleyton (9/2), Ciaoifsin (11/2), Muroor (8/1), Maighnealta (10/1), Lusis Naturea (12/1), Reddot Dancer (25/1), Humps And Bumps (25/1)
- Make My Heart Fly
- Blue Skimmer
- Cock A Doodle Doo
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