14:55 Gowran Park Mon 15 October 2018
Dropped 6lb for last 2 runs but hasn't shaped with much promise and has to find a good deal of improvement.
Not disgraced in a number of competitive contests over the summer but others look more convincing at this level. First-time cheekpieces may well bring about improvement.
200,000gns Dark Angel filly out of a winning sister to G1 winner Aqlaam from family of top-class stayer Persian Punch. Needs to raise overall performance on handicap debut, but did go well on heavy at Listowel last month.
Twice a winner earlier in the season over longer trips but was disappointing in two quick appearances at the Galway festival. Ran well in defeat on this surface at Limerick on Saturday.
Lightly raced gelding who got off the mark at the fifth time of asking for connections in a 6½f Limerick handicap on good to firm when last seen in June. Watching brief on return to action.
Claimed out of Jessica Harrington's yard after winning impressively over 1m2½f. Generally well held in three starts since and unlikely to trouble the judge here.
Improving with every run and finished 3½L behind the winner in a 'bunch-finish' at Cork on Wednesday when sent off favourite. Handles soft could be a leading player here.
Six race maiden but went well on heavy ground last month in a Listowel handicap over 7f beaten a little over 4L. Not one to totally leave out of calculations.
Third in a Leopardstown maiden in June over this trip in June but has disappointed since. Fifth of 16 beaten a little over 9L on this surface in May. Market to be informative.
Nothing of note in three starts as a juvenile in Britain last year but made a winning start for this yard on handicap bow at Tipperary in August off a 3lb lower mark. Beaten 8L since on heavy ground and may struggle here.
Best form so far in career has come on better ground or on the AW at Dundalk. Plenty to find on recent offerings.
Generally well held on heavy ground and first time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Only had the four runs so open to improvement, not disgraced on any of her starts so far but has been well held in a couple of starts on heavy ground. Place claims at best.
Holy Roman Emperor filly out of a High Chaparral mare. Disappointing not to improve on his first couple of encouraging starts but could be interesting on handicap debut.
Casemento filly, cost €3,000 as a yearling. Half-sister to an Italian winner and dam a half-sister to a Listed winner. Going up the handicap without getting her head in front and things not getting any easier here.
Nine-race maiden and hardly sighted when racing on this ground to finish down the pack here over C&D in September. Tough ask.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane|
Bercasa (11/2), Escallonia (7/1), Kudbegood (7/1), Reverberation (8/1), Too Precious (8/1), Stormy Tale (9/1), Hasimiyya (10/1), Russian Campaign (11/1), Centrifolia (14/1), Nailed On Nina (16/1), Fiannaiocht (16/1), Case Stated (16/1), Uluru Park (16/1), Art Of America (20/1), Fearaun (25/1), Dragon Girl (33/1), Definite Doyenne (N/A), Villa Maria (N/A), Born To Frolic (N/A)
- Too Precious
- Stormy Tale
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