19:35 Tramore Thu 16 August 2018
Scored in two starts at Clonmel and Wexford, showing good attitude in doing so before being pulled up on hat-trick bid at Killarney last month. Entitled to be shortlisted here.
In command and about to win his second race inside two weeks when tipping up at the last in a Wexford 3m handicap hurdle last month. Capable of another big run.
Well held in a couple of handicap hurdle spins since returning to the track in May and remains a 14-race maiden over timber. First-time cheekpieces a positive.
Running consistently in July without getting head in front including in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle over 2m6f on good ground finishing third of 13 beaten 3½L behind Doctor P's Getaway. Progress possible and not dismissed in first-time cheekpieces.
His two most recent progressive performances have been when ridden closer to the pace at Listowel and Wexford. Others appear to be progressing at a quicker rate.
Well beaten and no impression in a number of hurdle disappointments to date including an 13½L defeat behind Directional at Tramore when last seen in June. Watching brief on return.
Has rendered many unsatisfactory runs this year including his last four starts over hurdles. Hard to construct much of a case for him here.
Modest in a number of point-to-point starts and hard to construct much of a case for the gelding following wide margin defeats at Limerick and Cork last month.
Course winner that has also won over this trip. Needs to find the form of two runs at Limerick and Tipperary last month to play a part here.
Promise of performances in the spring diminished with a couple of dismal efforts at Bellewstown and Tipperary last month showing no impression on either occasion. Looks up against it here.
All five career wins have come on the AW and the son of Nayef remains a seven-race maiden over hurdles. Looks opposable.
Narrowly beaten in a 3m1f handicap hurdle at Kilbeggan (good) recently before disappointing in a Wexford handicap hurdle last month. Not one to fully trust.
C&D winner of a race the eight-year-old has won two years on the trot in June. Beaten on five occasions since but is coming back down to a mark he can be dangerous from.
Refused and finished last of seven in a Limerick novice hurdle before unseating rider at Cork earlier this month. Impossible to recommend against some progressive rivals.
lightly raced six-year-old who is a 12-race maiden, six of those coming over hurdles. Down the field in two starts this season and one to give a wide berth to here.
Has failed to produce anything of note in four handicap hurdles to date and easily passed over here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M WintersJ: B J Foley|
Epsilon Indi (2/1), Courtin Bb (6/1), Cottonvale (7/1), Whoyakodding (8/1), Can't Be Done (10/1), Mohart (10/1), Cadawill (10/1), Knockraha Prince (12/1), Cantkidakidder (14/1), Double Windsor (16/1), Dance The Rapids (16/1), Randall's Aoibhinn (20/1), The Golden Punto (20/1), Redwood Boy (20/1), The Brig (25/1), Duhallow Paddy (25/1), Fern Owl (25/1), Knockraha Pride (28/1), Cloneen Lady (66/1)
- Double Windsor
- The Brig
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