16:25 Downpatrick Sun 12 August 2018
Point-to-point winner on soft ground in March last year and off the mark at the second attempt for this yard when winning a bumper over 2m3f on good ground here last month. One for the shortlist on hurdling debut.
Ran well to finish runner-up over C&D on good ground in June. Failed to replicate that form in two subsequent starts and a return to this venue (also won a bumper here) may see him return to form.
Unraced son of Double Eclipse purchased for €3,000 as a yearling. Half-brother to the useful Captain Von Trappe and worth a check in the market on debut.
Held on all three starts over hurdles including on good ground at Punchestown in June. More needed if he's to take this contest.
Placed in a couple of bumpers for Willie Mullins in 2016 and 2017. Struggled on debut for this yard in a maiden hurdle at Bellewstown (good-to-firm) last month and wears a tongue tie for the first time.
Finished a close third in a 1m6f bumper at Argentan (good-to-soft) on sole start in France last October. Joined a top yard and looks likely to play a leading role on hurdling debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin|
Eclat Des Mottes (4/7), Present In Court (11/4), Turbo (6/1), Orleefa (10/1), Sonowyouno (20/1), Feagreen Native (66/1), West Burma (66/1)
- Eclat Des Mottes
- Present In Court
- Feagreen Native
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