15:15 Tipperary Mon 8 October 2018
Beaten by a nose earlier this month in a 3m½f Roscommon handicap hurdle on good ground before a heavy defeat at the Listowel festival last month going down by 59L over this trip on soft ground. Opposable.
Beaten favourite last time out in a 2m5f Sligo handicap chase before another heavy hurdle defeat at Listowel last month. One from 12 over timber and still racing 10lb higher than last winning mark. Tough ask.
Winner at Tramore before two solid efforts finishing second on each occasion over hurdles at Killarney and Wexford. Chase run last month can be dismissed and leading player back over timber.
Two from 26 over hurdles with his last win coming in July at Wexford over 2m off a 5lb lower mark. Struggled in four starts since and best avoided here.
Distance winner at the Listowel festival last month beating 14 rivals 6L off an 8lb lower mark. Plenty more needed in this group.
Beat Theatre World 1L off a 6lb lower mark at Ballinrobe in August over 3m1f before not being disgraced when fifth of 15 at the Listowel festival. Improvement needed in this company.
C&D winner in July of a 19-runner handicap off a 3lb lower mark. Well held beaten over 40L on each of his three starts since and hard to make a case for here.
Well held in a couple of bumpers before a number of gloomy maiden hurdle spins since June. Market likely to reveal expectations here.
Fourth of 16 in this contest 12-months ago off a 3lb lower mark. Promising return to the track when fourth of 15 in a Listowel handicap hurdle last month. Could be of interest.
C&D winner here in July off a 5lb lower mark. Well held in his most recent hurdle starts at Wexford and Tramore. May find some spark back here.
Well beaten and no impression in four maiden hurdles in the spring and on return to action at Navan last month. Others preferred.
14-race maiden over hurdles and has produced a couple of pitiful performances for new connections since June. Plenty more needed here.
Beaten favourite on her final start for Dan Skelton in the summer and comes in to this contest without a win in 13 hurdle starts.
Slowly improving with each start on the back of a three-year absence. Much better effort at Sligo before disappointing at Roscommon earlier in the month. Not ruled out but needs to improve on last run.
10-race maiden hurdler in rear when falling four out at Navan last month and losing thread looks set to continue.
Eight-race maiden hurdler who produced an improved effort when finishing fifth at Roscommon in July before disappointing at Sedgefield and Roscommon latest.
One from 15 over hurdles and first time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Won a Sligo handicap chase last month over 2m5f but remains without success in 14 hurdle starts. Hard to fancy on overall form over timber.
Plenty of work to do based on what the disappointing gelding has shown so far and difficult to see any light at the end of the tunnel just yet in first-time visor.
Last Year's Winner
|No Pressure Pat||8||10-6||16/1|
|T: P A FahyJ: C M Leonard|
Perfect Leader (3/1), Silver Planeur (6/1), Oh'herewego (7/1), Holy Motivation (8/1), Can't Be Done (9/1), Cantkidakidder (10/1), Select Opportunity (10/1), Brosna George (12/1), Cadawill (14/1), Mister Butler (16/1), Madaboy Cross (20/1), Arch Stanton (20/1), The Broom Squire (20/1), Alizee Javilex (22/1), Naturally Blond (25/1), Beneficial Society (25/1), Dan Gun (33/1), Flowery (33/1), Chosen Hour (33/1), Divin Desir (40/1)
- Holy Motivation
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