16:55 Gowran Park Mon 15 October 2018
Well held in three of his four career starts including a heavy defeat on the Flat at Naas earlier this month. Others preferred.
Beaten favourite when second of 13 beaten 2L on his return to action following his last run on the Flat over two years ago. Likely to be popular in the market here.
Declaration Of War colt out of a Machiavellian mare. Last of nine on sole start as a two-year-old and a promising fourth of 12 on return to the track following 12-months off at Naas earlier this month. Market likely to be best guide here.
Big Bad Bob gelding who cost connections €30,000 as a two-year-old and is out of unraced dam related to two decent sprinters. Promising third of 12 on debut here over the extended 1m1f. More needed on second start.
Solid and consistent performer who deserves a change of luck after hitting the frame on his last four starts over a variety of trips. Likely to appreciate the conditions here.
Gelded son of Thewayyouare out of a Royal Applause mare. Cost 60,000 guineas as a yearling which dropped to 27,000 as a three-year-old. Encouraging second of 15 beaten 1¾L on debut last month on heavy ground. One for the shortlist.
Didn't match expectations last back-end but still at Ballydoyle and shaped with promise on return to action in a Bellewstown 1m4f handicap in August. Looks opposable.
Frozen Power gelding out of a Montjeu mare. Half-brother to recent winner here Baby Power. Running well in defeat in starts here and at Naas earlier this month. More needed.
Improved on dismal debut run at the Curragh when running Vitudurum to 3¾L finishing fourth of 15 in a Listowel maiden on heavy ground last month. No surprise to see improvement.
Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of a Nayef mare related to Irish winners Banimpire and Homecoming Queen. Well down the field in two starts to date and looks vulnerable in this company.
Declaration Of War colt out of a Monjeu mare. Half-brother to recent Kempton victor Livvy's Dream. Promising third of 17 beaten 5L on debut here last month. Holds strong place claims.
Home-bred Epaulette half-sister to useful 2-y-o 6f winner Captain Obvious, from family of G1 winners Salsabil and Marju. Appears to be improving with every run and can't be completely ruled out.
Fair form in a couple of maiden contests most recently when finishing fourth at Tipperary before beaten a short-head over this trip at Tramore when last seen in August. Place claims.
By Sea The Stars out of a Holy Roman Emperor mare. Not disgraced on three career starts to date but easily resitible on current form.
Camelot filly, cost €44,000 as a yearling. Appears to have lost her way over the summer following a couple of initial promising runs earlier in the season. Hard to place any faith in.
Newcomer by Camelot cost €50,00 as a yearling and is a half-sister to two winners from 5f to 1m7f. Plenty to like about debut run at Cork earlier this month and open to progression here.
Last Year's Winner
Sayar (6/4), Crecerelle (7/1), Got Trumped (7/1), Madrid (10/1), Aircraft Carrier (11/1), War Diary (12/1), Shakespear'sgalley (12/1), Samasthiti (14/1), Epaneema (16/1), Black Noah (20/1), Grasping At Straws (20/1), Tipitena (25/1), Lost Comet (33/1), Redemptorist (33/1), Eagle Crag (40/1), Sigismund (66/1), Chalfont Colony (N/A), Big Bad Loans (N/A), Indian Admiral (N/A)
- Got Trumped
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