18:00 Listowel Wed 12 September 2018
Dubai Destination gelding doesn't look appear to hold strong claims having been in trouble a long way from home in last month's debut at Galway.
Ask gelding who dam was a fairly modest bumper winner. Wears tongue strap for this debut run and others appear to have stronger credentials.
Presenting gelding out of a Buckskin mare. Half-brother to plenty of national hunt winners including Ballabriggs, War Of Attrition and Denman. Beaten only 2L after starting at 25/1 on debut at Cork, more expected.
Has produced two slightly promising runs to date in a couple of bumpers in May and June. Bit less to like at Wexford since, cheekpieces are added now and needs to step up.
Third at Punchestown on debut in this sphere in June, running better than starting price of 22/1 hinted, and since gone a place better at Galway (2m2½f, soft). Upped in trip once more and leading contender.
Mr Dinos gelding out of an unraced dam that is related to several winners in bumpers and over hurdles. Beaten a long way in Wexford bumper on debut and here in 2m maiden hurdle so far. Back from a short break.
Ask gelding. Dam modest maiden hurdler. Second runner for the yard in this field, both likely to be coming on for the experience.
A €12,000 three-year-old, Court Cave gelding whose dam was an unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser (winner up to 2m4f) Toofarback. Plenty more needed after recent Killarney bow.
Bred for the Flat, the Vale of York gelding doesn't immediately appeal on paper for this sort of test and two runs at Kilbeggan and Galway have done nothing to change that belief.
A €25,000 three-year-old, Robin Des Champs gelding. Dam was an unraced half-sister to useful hurdler (2m-2m2f winner) Blue Shark. One of two for champion trainer here.
Daughter of Flemensfirth out of a Bob Back mare. Closely related to Bobs Worth and Bacchanal. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut.
Daughter of Court Cave out of a Glacial Storm mare related to Alexander Banquet and worth a market check on debut for powerful yard.
Point-to-point winner, shaped well in 2m2f Sligo bumper in July, unable to match that form next time at Cork but recent Kilbeggan (2m3½f, good) showing more like it. Needs more again.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T CumminsJ: Miss S Ahern|
Eileen O (6/4), Doctor Duffy (6/4), Suave Des Champs (7/1), Clouncerna (12/1), Dancing In The Sky (14/1), Old Head (14/1), Back For Good (25/1), Western Doyen (33/1), Nibblers Charm (40/1), Live Every Day (50/1), Betterask Jj (50/1), Hilltop Supreme (66/1), Antigua Son (66/1), Scanimax (100/1)
- Doctor Duffy
- Eileen O
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