18:00 Leopardstown Sat 15 September 2018
Group 3 winner last year but he's been well below that form in four outings this year and has a mountain to climb on these terms.
Followed up a Listed win at Chantilly with a Group 3 win back at that course last year and produced his best effort since when third in a Group 2 last time out at the Curragh. Each-way claims if he stays this trip.
Largely struggling at Listed level in recent times and hard to make a case for up in class here against these rivals given his exposed profile.
Looked progressive last year and produced a career best effort over C&D in a Group 3 last time. Likes to dominate from the front and can't be ruled out here if he can continue on his upward curve.
Placed behind Pincheck in a Group 3 two starts back but couldn't get competitive at the Curragh last time out back in handicap company. Softer ground may have been against him and he won a C&D Listed event earlier in the campaign; not ruled out.
Got the better of Pincheck when dropped in class last time in a Listed event and that runner has franked the form. Two of her wins have come at this course and generally a consistent sort so she ought to be capable of making her presence felt here.
Group 3 winner here as a juvenile and got his head back in front in a competitive race at the Curragh last time. It would be no surprise to see him build on that here with the yard flying at present, though may have wanted some cut in the ground.
Showed plenty of promise on his first couple of starts before winning his maiden at Gowran last time in particularly comfortable fashion. Interesting he's dropped in at this level already.
Winner of his first three starts, the third a Group 3 win at this course but winning streak came to an abrupt halt in Group 1 class at the Curragh and he showed very little when beaten 8L by Pincheck in a Group 3 last time. Bit to prove at present.
Won her debut and gained a first win since in a Listed event at Killarney two starts ago. Failed to justify favouritism at Tipperary last time though and while it's interesting she's the ride of Moore, she needs to take her form to a new level here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope|
Making Light (11/4), I Can Fly (7/2), Kenya (7/2), Pincheck (9/2), Psychedelic Funk (10/1), Zihba (12/1), Prepare For Battle (16/1), Zorion (20/1), Alexios Komnenos (25/1), Fas (33/1), Marshall Jennings (33/1)
- Psychedelic Funk
- Making Light
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