14:40 Listowel Wed 12 September 2018
Maiden of 12 races ran well over 7f when second (of 15) at Leopardstown in June. Not quite at that level in three starts since (twice over a mile) thought did shape better in first-time headgear (retained) at the Curragh recently. Handicap bow.
Colt by Most Improved ended last season with a maiden win over 6f at Naas (soft), poor effort over 6f at the Curragh in May on return / handicap bow. Off since, tries tongue tie now and too soon to write off.
Looked to have a future when catching the eye in a couple of races at Yarmouth for Sir Michael Stoute last year. Failed to progress in three handicap starts in the spring and duly relocated to this yard. Could still have a future, best watched here.
Maiden, ran best race to date over 7½f at Roscommon last month on soft ground although he flashed his tail under pressure and had to settle for second. Disappointing handicap bow at the Curragh since must be banished now.
Dropped back in trip to land a Wolverhampton 7f handicap on AW at Wolverhampton last month, competitive again from this mark at the Curragh since, his best turf run to date. Enters calculations.
Lilbourne Lad filly has been running consistent races this summer and gained reward when taking 30-runner Curragh handicap (6½f, yielding) last time out. Handicapper has added 9lb for that success, which will make things tougher.
Minor promise last year in maidens, though hasn't progressed. Beaten more than 12L at the Curragh (6f, yielding to soft) in May on handicap bow and will have to dig out some more after a summer break.
Unplaced in five starts so far but last month's Galway effort in a handicap over extended-mile on soft going offered hope. Not as good in one run since at Killarney, down in trip and handicapper offers relief.
Signs of ability on good-to-firm ground over 1m at Leopardstown on her penultimate outing. Held subsequently however and this looks a tall order.
Goes on any ground and had been improving in four starts over this sort of trip prior to seemingly not staying 1m1½f at Gowran Park in June. Given a break since, drop back in trip and 3lb relief, as well as booking of Colin Keane, all catch the eye.
Nothing of note in three starts as a juvenile in Britain last year but made a winning start for this yard on handicap bow at Tipperary (7½f, good to yielding) recently and 3lb rise is far from insurmountable.
76-rated handicapper last term for trainer Charles Hills but well held in four starts for this handler so far and needs to show more enthusiasm before becoming of interest.
Camacho filly out of a Galileo mare. Related to decent handicappers Humidor and Our Boy Jack. Runner-up previous two starts, including handicap bow at Killarney (1m, good) and should go well again having only gone up a pound.
Maiden of 13 races and with third trainer already. Has placed over 6f but continues to be tried over a variety of trip and doesn't look ready to break though over any of them at the moment. More needed.
Born To Sea filly showed some ability in three qualifying runs, including over a mile at Bellewstown in July, poor start in handicaps at Galway last month and since disappointing in claiming maiden back at Bellewstown.
Last Year's Winner
Time Queen (9/4), Kudbegood (7/1), Idalia (7/1), Nailed On Nina (8/1), Way Back Home (10/1), Art Of America (10/1), Lady Sonia (10/1), King Of Leinster (12/1), Vinnie's Wish (12/1), Daliyah (12/1), Encantador (16/1), Herdwick (16/1), Descendant (20/1), Phoenix Lightning (25/1), Mountjubilee (25/1), Stellaire Enfant (25/1), Scarlet Seymour (33/1), Kareva (66/1)
- Art Of America
- Nailed On Nina
- Time Queen
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