14:40 Navan Sun 14 October 2018
Made all to defeat Mirza in a 5f Listed contest on good to firm in June but below that form on turf since and something to prove on latest efforts.
Classy sprinter on his day and although he has been absent since April has plenty of form following a break in the past. Best form in the mud so looks one to consider if the rain arrives.
Soft ground winner over course and distance on comeback in April but has been well below that form in four runs since and something to prove now though any rain would be in his favour.
With the exception of a creditable third at 40/1 in a Group 2 at The Curragh in July he has been disappointing since coming over from France at the start of the year and dropped out quickly at Naas last time.
Hugely improved when strong finishing fifth in Group 1 Prix De l'Abbaye beaten just under 1L last week. Didn't get clearest run close home and although possibly shade flattered due to coming off a fast pace, that form is the strongest on offer here.
Back to best when just failing to concede 19lb to Rapid Reaction in a valuable Naas handicap last time and was clear of the remainder. A 14lb pull should turn that form around if he can build on that he should be in the mix.
Has barely beaten a rival all season and needs dramatic improvement to figure against these rivals.
Several solid placed efforts this season and just failed in a Group 3 a week ago but this represents a 2f drop down in distance. Weighted to reverse form with Soffia from previous run remains without a win for over three years.
The heavy ground brought about a return to best when winning the Ayr Silver Cup on latest. Needs to improve again but any rain will be a plus and remains with potential.
Front running at 6f brought about a return to best having failed to stay further earlier in the season. Still lightly raced and strong chance there is more to come.
Vast improvement when a close fourth at this level two starts ago but midfield in a handicap on subsequent run and on all known evidence this looks too tough an ask.
Won a nursery off a mark of 86 at Naas a year ago but failed to build on that when travelling to Newbury and has been off the track since last October. Plenty to prove after that absence.
Landed some nice bets when defeating Medicine Jack in 5f Naas handicap but the runner up now enjoys a 14lb turn around in the weights so will do well to confirm the form on the revised form.
Was found out in this company at Naas in July but has improved hugely in handicap company either side of that. Beat Smash Williams 3/4L at The Curragh but is 12lb worse off today so will do well to confirm that form.
Last Year's Winner
|12||Texas Rock||6||9-8||16/1||Full Result|
|T: M C GrassickJ: Fran Berry|
Lost Treasure (2/1), Soffia (9/2), Smash Williams (11/2), Snazzy Jazzy (11/2), St Patrick's Day (10/1), Downforce (12/1), Medicine Jack (16/1), The Broghie Man (16/1), Fas (20/1), Dali (25/1), Mr Scarlet (33/1), Moonlight Bay (33/1), Julia's Magic (33/1), Rapid Reaction (50/1)
- Lost Treasure
- Medicine Jack
- Snazzy Jazzy
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