14:05 Navan Sun 14 October 2018
Broke his duck at the fourth attempt when making all in a 5f Naas maiden but had limitations exposed in listed company at Fairyhouse subsequently, and although the slight drop in trip seems in his favour probably has to find a bit more improvement.
Overcame a slow start and greenness to make a winning debut on Good ground over 6f at Naas last month. That win seemed to surprise connections but he showed a a tough attitude and there should be improvement to come.
Failed to justify market expectations over 7f at Leopardstown on debut in July but much improved on a soft surface when winning at Carlisle in August over 6f. Down in trip again and while the form of that hasn't worked out, any rain would suit.
Behind stable companion All The King's Men on but showed the benefit of that experience when winning impressively at Dundalk over 5f last week. The extra distance today looks ideal and he looks an exciting prospect.
Heavy ground winner on debut in May but showed he doesn't need the mud when making all over 6f in Fairyhouse nursery on latest. The fourth has won since to boost the form and as that was his first fun for 11 weeks he should be fitter now.
5l winner of a 6f Curragh maiden on second start on good to soft. Out of her depth subsequently when last of 10 in the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes. Drop in trip should suit and tongue tied today for the first time.
Comfortably landed the odds in a 5f Bellewstown maiden but finished behind a couple of these subsequently at Fairyhouse and needs to find improvement.
Benefited from the drop back down to maiden company when getting off the mark at the fifth attempt in 7f Naas maiden on good ground recently but marked drop down in distance today and class of race demands more.
Made most in a 6f Cork nursery recently but that was off a mark of just 70 and with the runner up finishing last since, that form looks short of the required standard.
Last Year's Winner
|11||Gobi Desert||2||9-3||3/1||Full Result|
|T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane|
Never No More (1/1), Nitro Boost (5/1), Recon Mission (7/1), All The King's Men (8/1), Eclipse Storm (8/1), Fantasy (8/1), Mia Mento (12/1), Angelic Light (16/1), Smart Flies (16/1), So Familiar (25/1), Gloves Lynch (25/1), Chestnut Express (25/1)
- Never No More
- Mia Mento
- Eclipse Storm
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