14:10 Tipperary Mon 8 October 2018
One from three on the Flat for trainer Andrew Balding and not seen since winning a Newcastle 1m2f maiden in January 2017. Watching brief on return to action.
Smart form in bumpers last term and, unsurprisingly, a warm order ahead of his hurdling bow at Fairyhouse when second of 16 behind Jetz, before being well held when last seen at Clonmel in December.
Won a 2m1½f Ballinrobe bumper in July on fourth start, makes hurdles debut here and has the assistance of Barry Geraghty to help, one for the shortlist.
All round German bred progeny by Adlerflug out of a Protekor mare. Second of 13 beaten 4L on hurdling introduction in August but should improve on that run here.
Well held and never nearer in a couple of career starts at Bellewstown and on hurdling debut at Roscommon recently. Likely to struggle.
Returned decent enough point-to-point figures in the spring but has generally struggled in a couple of maiden hurdles recently. Very little to be positive about.
Ask gelding who dam was a fairly modest bumper winner. Promising sixth of 13 on debut in a Listowel bumper last month. Worth a market check.
Failed to build on a promising third of 16 on maiden hurdle debut with a couple of heavy defeats. Not seen since February and best watched.
Appears to be starting to progress following a 1½L defeat last time out in a bumper here last month finishing second behind a Willie Mullins hot-pot before bumping in to a couple of progressive types at Wexford when last seen in July.
Thrice-raced maiden, shown only fleeting glimpses of ability so far in bumpers and switches to hurdles for the first time here.
First time hood fitted on debut for the gelding by Definite Article out of a Shirley Heights mare. Watching brief on debut.
Undone by jumping at Killarney in August, has shown some ability over hurdles however if brushing up in that department. Place claims.
Pulled up on sole career start in a point-to-point in April. Looks a long-term prospect and best watched here.
Beaten favourite when finishing second of 13 behind the impressive Gordon Elliott-trained Silver Star at Kilbeggan last month. More to come.
Alkaadhem gelding out of a Mister Lord mare. Half-brother to game sorts A Hare Breath and The Organist. Sown very little so far and others appear to look more likely.
By Jeremy out of a Galileo mare. Half brother to the smart Our Conor. Will possibly need more time and best watched on debut.
Gelding by Vinnie Roe out of a Tarrawarra mare. Half-brother to recent winners Sonic and Noah And The Ark. Looks a long term prospect.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell|
Monbeg Worldwide (11/8), Sweet Flight (7/2), Visioman (9/2), Choungaya (8/1), Rare Conor (9/1), Pike County (14/1), Cherokee Bill (33/1), The Mcgregornator (33/1), Tibetan Gold (40/1), Dont Go Mad (50/1), French Furze (50/1), Diamond Kut (50/1), Vinnwarr (50/1), Out Of The Blue (50/1), Arch Melody (66/1), Criq Sun (66/1), Advena (66/1), Betterask Jj (66/1), No Show Jones (100/1), Baile An Roba (100/1)
- Monbeg Worldwide
- Rare Conor
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