15:10 Punchestown Tue 16 October 2018
No form in bumpers or over hurdles, and looks a forlorn hope here.
Bumper winner who matched the pick of his hurdles form for Pat Kelly when fifth of 17 to Lord In Red in maiden at Roscommon last time. Sets the standard, but vulnerable to less exposed rivals.
Seemed to run to a fairly useful level when fourth on hurdles bow at Fairyhouse, but has twice been below that form since, and looks opposable on balance.
In frame on all five starts over hurdles, and kept on well when fourth of 17 to Choungaya in 2m maiden at Tipperary last time. That suggests he should relish the longer trip, and he's respected accordingly.
Better effort over hurdles to date when third in a maiden at Roscommon over this trip in June, and possibly needed the run after a break there last time. Type to do better when handicapping, but not overfaced here.
Placed in a 1m5f maiden at Bellewstown in the summer, but ran poorly on latest Flat start, and well held on hurdles bow, looking to need the experience.
Improved on poor form of hurdles debut when fourth of 8 to Shush in mares maiden at Clonmel last time, but another step up required to get competitive here.
Showed a fair level of ability on the Flat without progressing, but hasn't offered a great deal in two hurdles starts, the latest have left Sabrina Harty.
Top yard did well with dam's half-sister J'y Vole, and this daughter of Martaline was a wide margin winner of a Roscommon bumper on her racecourse bow in August. Should take the world of beating now switched to hurdles in a modest affair.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy|
My Sister Sarah (4/11), Rare Conor (7/2), Licklighter (8/1), Serious Ego (9/1), Party Playboy (20/1), Alpine Scent (28/1), Loveinalamborghini (33/1), Allora Yeats (66/1), Dark Du Tabert Aa (100/1)
- My Sister Sarah
- Rare Conor
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