15:50 Listowel Thu 13 September 2018
In terrific form of late having won two of his last three. Up another 5lb here but this previous course winner is in rude health and cannot be ignored.
Won back-to-back races at Killarney but was no match for Brazos there last time and has a lot on his plate to reverse those placings here. That was clearly not his running so should be able to be more competitive here.
Bounced back to form when winning at Tramore (1m4f, good to firm) last month off a 5lb lower mark. Not so good over hurdles last time but a return to the level and going up in trip should suit.
Been running well in maiden hurdles of late and is on a very fair mark back on the flat. Should have sound claims in here and market check is essential.
Ran no race at all at the Galway Festival and best to put a line through that. Bounced back last time when not beaten far at Naas and having been dropped another 2lb, has sound claims of going well for yard that won this in 2016.
Only had tow starts so far this year and hasn't shown much. On a very attractive mark now though and a positive jockey booking. Potential player especially if strong in the market.
Ran well at Tramore (2m. good) before a sound effort back over hurdles last time. This trip and ground hold no fears and should be capable of going well.
Bounced back to form when staying on strongly for a close second at Killarney three weeks ago. Races off the same mark here and solid claims of going close again if in the same mood.
Well held on stable debut at Galway but looks to be on a fair mark based on her novice form. Won on heavy ground last year so conditions no problem and should be capable of better.
Run really well finishing second in two big field handicaps of late. Nudged up 2lbs for not winning but clearly in rude health and needs taking seriously.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Highland Fling||5||8-8||9/2||Full Result|
|T: G P CromwellJ: R P Cleary|
Brazos (11/4), Awayinthewest (5/1), Dalton Highway (11/2), Fiesole (7/1), Mr Everest (8/1), Ocean Voyage (8/1), Hurricane Sky (10/1), Mystique Heights (16/1), Emperor Waltz (16/1), Upgraded (16/1)
- Ocean Voyage
- Mr Everest
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