16:45 Galway Mon 17 September 2018
Best effort in five bumper starts came when second over an extended 2m at Punchestown before landing a 2m contest at Kilbeggan last month. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut.
Effortless wins in a couple of bumpers at Kilbeggan and Perth recently puts the Gold Well gelding in the mix on hurdling introduction here.
Beaten 103L on good-to-firm ground when making his debut in July over 2½m. Much more needed if he's to play a hand here.
91-rated Flat winner, well held in one start for Venetia Williams before a promising maiden hurdle run at Gowran Park in June. Improvement expected to hasten in this contest.
Quite cheaply-bought Turtle Island gelding who was pulled up on his only start in a point-to-point over three years ago. Before failing to finish once again in a Limerick maiden hurdle when last seen in December.
Three-race maiden hurdler but has shown plenty of promise on each occasion. Holds strong place claims in this company.
Well held when finishing down the field in three career maiden hurdle starts to date. May find this a tough assignment.
Won a Limerick bumper in July before a couple of disappointing starts over hurdles were forgotten when third of 12 beaten ½L behind the impressive Percy Veer at Listowel last week. Will look to enhance profile here.
Last Year's Winner
Batcio (6/4), Braid Blue (11/4), Kaatskill Nap (3/1), Presentingprincess (11/2), Ozzie's Way (9/1), Knocknarae King (80/1), Worzel Gummidge (100/1), Byron Vandou (100/1)
- Kaatskill Nap
- Braid Blue
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