Thursday 20 September 2018
Giantsgrave Handicap Hurdle (80-95)
2m 110y | Good to Yielding (Yielding in places) | 18 Runners | Turf
Off time: 16:25 | Winning time: 3m 55.4s
Well behind the promising Beauti Citi at Listowel last week and has claims here if in the same form as when finishing ½L adrift of Irish Lass at Limerick in July.
Modest 57-rated Flat handicapper well beaten in a Bellewstown handicap hurdle last month 45L behind Demi Plie. Needs to show significant improvement.
Got off the mark over hurdles at the eighth time of asking for connections when pushed out in the closing stages to land a Sligo 2m5f maiden last month. Another bold show looks likely.
Finally got off the mark over hurdles at the 19th attempt in a Wexford 2m4f handicap earlier this month off a 5lb lower mark. Usually bumping heads with Cantkidakidder and would not have to improve much to land a blow here.
Eight-race maiden over hurdles and never a factor in a number of dismal starts in the spring. Unlikely to play a part in the finish.
Has produced a number of laboured runs including a 32L defeat at Downpatrick last month. Plenty to prove in this contest looking at exposed form.
Distance winner who finished second of 16 in a Tramore 2m handicap hurdle last month. Needs to be more consistent but entitled to make the shortlist.
Finished 11L adrift of Demi Plie at Bellewstown last month in a stronger contest that this. 10-race maiden hurdler but not one to leave out of calculations.
Solid and consistent mare who has been running well in defeat since July including when beaten favourite last time out. Gives the impression we may not have seen the best of her yet.
Did have a fair degree of ability at one stage, but struggling for any solid form at present, including over hurdles, and best left alone as a rule.
Needs to replicate the form shown when landing a Tramore handicap hurdle over 2m5f on good ground in June off a 2lb lower mark.
Course winner that has also won over the trip but has been unable to halt alarming slide in form in a series of grim displays including a 13L defeat when last seen in May.
Started at 100/1 + on four career starts, running accordingly. Completely out of his depth in a contest of this kind.
Ran out at the first at Limerick before never a factor when beaten 103L on his latest start at Downpatrick last month. Had struggled in three previous starts since returning from a break. Probably best watched at present.
Promising run at Tramore latest over 2m on good ground but overall an inconsistent type that is hard to place any faith in.
14-race maiden including seven defeats over hurdles. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here in this company.
First Reserve: Nothing of note in a number of starts for Paul Deegan. Had a problem keeping his feet on stable debut earlier in the month but has to be a worth a market check on hurdling debut for leading yard.
Second Reserve: Improved on a number of disappointing starts when finishing fourth of 16 beaten over 5L at Roscommon when last seen in July. Up against it here.
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