15:30 Listowel Sat 15 September 2018
Pulled up at Bellewstown before half-way when something clearly amiss. Previous form makes him a leading player here.
Punchestown maiden hurdle winner over this trip in February, though couldn't land any sort of blow on Minella Fair at Clonmel or Agent Boru at Fairyhouse when last seen in April. Worth a market check.
Distance winner who has been running well in defeat in a number of starts in August. Needs to raise overall performance here though.
Added to his maiden hurdle win in June by landing a Killarney handicap hurdle over 2m6f last month off a 7lb lower mark. Game sort but off a career high mark here.
Distance winner who has appeared to lost his way somewhat since November. Best watched on return to action.
Impressive winner of a 2m2f soft-ground Listed contest at Auteuil in September before joining this trainer, unfancied when tailed off in Fairyhouse Grade 2 on stable debut before another heavy defeat at Punchestown when last seen in April.
Disappointed when last of 12 on his return to hurdling at Kilbeggan before returning from another break when last but one at Downpatrick last month beaten 28L. Opposable on that run.
Lightly races gelding who showed little in two defeats in November before finishing last of 14 on return to the track at Ballinrobe last month. Looks out of his depth here.
Poor chaser return to hurdling here where his is one from six over timber. Market likely to reveal expectations on first start since May.
One from 12 over hurdles which will come as some disappointment for leading yard. Has shown nothing in a couple of starts since a second at Kilbeggan in June. Market likely to be the best guide.
Returns to hurdling for the first time since December where the son of Stowaway is a seven-race maiden without any hint of getting off the mark.
Maiden hurdle winner at Cork in July last year over 2m but just one from eight over timber now and mostly found things a struggle in handicaps. Likely needs a bit more relief.
Cheekpieces appeared to work the oracle for the J P McManus owned veteran when winning a Limerick handicap chase in April off a 10lb lower mark. Best watched here on hurdling return.
Largely solid hurdle performer and his third of 12 beaten 3L here on Tuesday behind the improving Brex Drago makes him shortlist material in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G P CromwellJ: G N Fox|
Internal Transfer (7/4), High Sparrow (13/2), Lareena (8/1), Deor (10/1), Concordin (10/1), Smitty Bacall (10/1), Runyon Rattler (11/1), Graineyhill (12/1), Damalisque (14/1), Mighty Stowaway (14/1), Ask Nile (16/1), Chatham Street Lad (25/1), Duke Cass (33/1), Time For Mabel (50/1)
- Internal Transfer
- Smitty Bacall
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