16:05 Listowel Sat 15 September 2018
Winner of a Ballinrobe handicap chase in May off a 2lb lower mark over 2m3½f. Beaten since and possibly need more relief from the handicapper.
Winner at Chepstow over a year ago for Paul Nicholls, but seems to have lost his way, and no sign of a revival on sole start for Mark McNiff at Aintree before a 70L debut on stable debut at Punchestown when last seen in April.
No win since January 2017 over fences at Naas, mixing it over both larger obstacles and hurdles since but ran a promising second over hurdles latest but needs significant improvement over the larger obstacles.
Got off the mark at the sixth time of asking over the larger obstacles in a Kilbeggan handicap chase in June. Beaten since when running well in defeat and a leading player here.
Poor form in a couple of handicap chase appearances since June following a win at Tipperary. Plenty to prove at present.
Eight-race chase maiden and has been largely well held in three recent handicap chase starts. Hard to fancy on latest evidence.
Beaten favourite when finishing runner-up once again in a Kilbeggan handicap chase over 3m1f last month. A win is coming sooner rather than later.
Just the one win from 16 over fences, holding off Routes Choice at Punchestown in November. Not seen since pulling up at Fairyhouse in April and best watched on return.
Plenty to like about his third chase start in a Downpatrick handicap chase when finishing second of 11 beaten a little over 1L June. Recent hurdle spin may have him ready for a return over the larger obstacles.
Well held in three career chase starts to date and first time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
28-race maiden over the larger obstacles and requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P RyanJ: Mr J C Barry|
Dont Kick Nor Bite (5/2), Doldido (9/2), Consharon Boy (9/2), The Gatechecker (8/1), Peacocks Secret (10/1), Newsworthy (10/1), Justmemyselfandi (10/1), Georges Conn (12/1), Oscar Lantern (14/1), Capture The Drama (25/1), Ruben Cotter (33/1)
- Dont Kick Nor Bite
- Consharon Boy
- The Gatechecker
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