17:20 Gowran Park Fri 5 October 2018
Two from two so far in bumpers, upsetting more fancied stablemate last time at Listowel, and now seems top pick from Mullins' trio in this field. Should go close.
Bumper winner at Killarney this summer, ran well in second spot back there since (holds Yukon Lil on that form) and should get involved.
Looked a bit green on debut at Listowel last month, but still managed to justify favouritism and should have learned plenty. More to come representing champion trainer.
Won here over 2m4f in June, held form well enough since but recent Down Royal run (behind Gone Dancin) suggests place claims at best now.
Robin Des Champs filly has recorded a hat-trick this summer, latterly winning lesser contest in Scotland. Competitive here, for all that she is facing a tougher task.
Winner at Down Royal over his trip in June, unable to defy a penalty back there in August however. Should go well here and be competitive.
Justified favouritism to get up close home at Bellewstown in August, this is clearly a deeper heat and calls for further improvement.
Supported in the betting for debut at Listowel last month, could finish only fourth on that occasion but will have learned plenty for that experience and can improve.
Twice finished second at Clonmel in seven-race bumper career (including last month) and should be capable of snaring a prize, though there will surely be more straightforward opportunities.
Wide-margin winner at Killarney in May, but beaten fair and square back there in August having gone off long odds-on favourite. One of three for Closutton in this field, has something to prove after that latest defeat.
Improved to finish third of 18 in a Roscommon bumper in August on second start, should have more to offer but this is asking plenty and likely to learn from it.
Sent off 66/1 on debut at Ballinrobe in August and didn't run badly to finish fifth, should continue to learn with experience but this is a tough heat.
Last Year's Winner
|Ainsi Va La Vie||7||11-9||5/4|
|T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins|
Yukon Lil (2/1), Queens Boulevard (2/1), Carrie Des Champs (5/1), Kilbarry Way (8/1), Scaglietti (8/1), Tina Marie (16/1), Elusive Belle (25/1), Vic's Little Miss (33/1), Gone Dancin (33/1), N'arrete Jamais (33/1), My Friend Aoife (40/1), Heaven Help Us (66/1)
- Carrie Des Champs
- Queens Boulevard
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