20:20 Ballinrobe Mon 13 August 2018
- Yupana Inc. California Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)
- 1m 5f 51y, Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)
- 14 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Raised 12lb for an impressive win over C&D last month. Likely to be a leading player here but consistency isn't one of her strong points.
Six race maiden on the Flat and first time tongue-tie doubtful to bring about the required amount of progress needed to play a role here.
Winner at last year's Galway Festival but that's his only win in 25 starts on the level and is only just coming back down to a winning mark. Plenty to prove at present.
Beaten favourite on most recent start in a 1m½f handicap on soft ground, the second of two starts at the Galway festival when beaten 7½L by Dani's Boy. Back up in trip sure to suit.
Third of 10 beaten 3¾l in a Killarney 1m3f handicap last month and likely to appreciate a further step up in trip but remains a seven-race maiden on the Flat.
Six race maiden in turf starts on the Flat and not seen since finishing 10th of 14 in a Dundalk 1m4f handicap in September last year. Will need to raise overall performance to play a role here.
Winner of a Tipperary 1m4½f handicap on soft ground in May off a 4lb lower mark. Beaten over hurdles at the Galway festival since but could be of each way interest with conditions to suit.
Eye-catching third of 15 when staying on in a Limerick handicap on good to firm over 1m3½f in June before disappointing in a couple of below-par runs last month. Out of sorts recently and this looks a tough ask in first-time blinkers.
Useful 118-rated hurdler not seen on the Flat since July 2016. Improving form over timber since puts him in the mix here and could be on a handy mark.
Winner over hurdles at the fifth time of asking in a 2m Limerick handicap last month but remains without a win in eight starts on the Flat. Each way claims given current hurdling form.
Noe racing 3lb below her last winning mark which came in a 7f Fairyhouse handicap in October. Well held since in eight starts on turf and hard to place any faith in here.
11-race maiden who is without a win in eight turf starts on the Flat. Well below-par form looks set to continue here.
Not much to shout about in three dismal display on the Flat since May including a 17L defeat at Naas when last seen in June. May find it tough going here.
Ninth of 15 on handicap debut in a Leopardstown 1m4f contest well beaten 15½L before another disappointing 22L defeat - behind Solar Heat - here last month over C&D.
Last Year's Winner
Solar Heat (9/4), Randalls Ur Poet (9/2), Greengage (5/1), Magic Sea (10/1), Dixie Highway (12/1), Ask Katie (12/1), Beat Of The Sea (12/1), Maid In Manhattan (14/1), Alfred Wegener (14/1), Emily Square (14/1), Greanta (14/1), Lady Magdala (16/1), Sir Popple (16/1), Athenry Boy (20/1), Torthai An Ghra (20/1), U S Navy Seal (25/1), Paddytheirishman (50/1)
- Solar Heat
- Randalls Ur Poet
Next Race Off
David Ord heads to Chelmsford's evening meeting for Thursday's nap and he's backing a Gary Moore-trained horse over a course and distance she's won over before.
Nick Robson makes Mythical Madness one of his best bets and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
David Ord has a horse-by-horse guide to Saturday's Caspian Caviar Gold Cup and tips at 25/1 and 16/1.