15:40 Gowran Park Fri 5 October 2018
Useful form for Willie Mullins this year, including in graded company. Won starts at Ballinrobe and Cork in straightforward fashion before find Galway Hurdle too hot. Not disgraced though, and big chance here.
Has recorded a four-time in low-grade British handicaps lately, rating shooting up 33lb in doing so, this is tougher potentially but in fine order lately and should run well.
Fairly useful hurdler produced a career-best when winning six-runner minor event hurdle at Galway (2m5½f, yielding to soft) last month. Entitled to have claims.
Won a Punchestown maiden hurdle in May (2m, good) and only just denied at Galway in July in this grade. Had a spin around Naas on the Flat last month and should have more to offer back over timber, potential improver.
Career-best when winning 18-runner novice hurdle at Clonmel (2m4f, good to soft) 15 days ago, needs plenty more in this company seemingly and looks second pick from Harrington pair.
Last Year's Winner
Good Thyne Tara (4/7), Awayinthewest (4/1), Holding Pattern (9/2), Make My Heart Fly (12/1), The Princetonian (40/1), Movingswiftlyalong (50/1)
- Good Thyne Tara
- Holding Pattern
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