16:55 Downpatrick Sun 12 August 2018
Victorious over 3m1f in a handicap chase at Punchestown (soft) last October. Disappointing in two subsequent starts including when pulled up on seasonal debut over hurdles in May.
In good form this season and registered a first victory when winning over 3m at Wexford (good) recently. Placed here prior to that and one to note off a 4lb higher mark.
Struggled in two starts since returning this season. Has run well here in the past but probably best watched at present.
Successful over 3m at Perth (good) on her penultimate start. Outclassed in a novice contest subsequently and interesting back in handicap company.
Pulled up on both starts since a heavy ground win in first time cheekpieces (absent here) at Tramore (2m5f, heavy) in January. Tongue tie tried on second start for this yard.
Placed over C&D on good ground in May. Cheekpieces worn for the first time that day replaced with visor (retained) last time out and interesting on her return to this venue.
Well beaten in two starts since a break and pulled up over an extended 3m at Kilbeggan (good) in June. Returning from a further break on this occasion.
Sent off favourite when finishing runner-up over 2m7f in a handicap chase at Worcester (good) recently. Races off a 2lb lower mark on her return to hurdles.
Well beaten on sole start for previous yard over 2m6f on good ground here last month. Probably best watched at present.
15 race maiden and beaten 40L in a four runner maiden on the Flat at Bellewstown (1m6f, good-to-firm) last month. Others hold stronger claims.
Returned to form with a third over an extended 3m in a handicap chase at Roscommon (good) recently. Interesting to see how she fares on her return to hurdling.
Nine race maiden and well beaten at Sligo (2m4f, good) last month. Probably best watched on her third start since joining this yard.
15 race maiden ran respectably when finishing 8¾L sixth at Roscommon (3m, good) last month. Likely more needed if he's to take this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C BoweJ: J J Slevin|
Shine In Dubai (3/1), Smiling Jessica (3/1), Lady Of The Sea (5/1), Killeen Elegance (8/1), Folly Dat (10/1), Maureen's Star (12/1), King's Song (14/1), Pump Road (16/1), Benarty Hill (25/1), Piranto (25/1), In Our Blood (33/1), Highly Driven (33/1), Some Pride (40/1)
- Lady Of The Sea
- Smiling Jessica
- Folly Dat
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