15:40 Punchestown Tue 16 October 2018
Won her second of 14 starts over hurdles when taking a Cork 2m3f handicap hurdle in good style last month, but hit hard for that and not been able to make such an impact in two starts since.
Winner on heavy ground at Wexford in May, but readily held off higher marks since, and others preferred on forecast ground.
Winner of a 2m handicap hurdle at Clonmel last month, but only sixth in similar events since from revised mark, and looks in the handicapper's grip.
Twice runner-up at Ballinrobe this season, but patchy form otherwise, and well beaten at Navan on latest start.
On,ly modest on balance, but not disgraced when seventh of 18 to Bomber Jackson in handicap at Listowel last time. Not the biggest surprise were she to build on that.
Running consistently well in handicaps of late, and tongue tie added after good 3L third of 27 to Famous Day in handicap at Navan last time. Top jockey booked, and leading claims on paper.
Won a weak handicap at Downpatrick in July, but up markedly in the weights for that, and has struggled to make an impact since.
Put a couple of poor runs behind him, and got off mark in a 13-runner event at Clonmel last time by 2¼L from Desertmore Dreamer. Must show he can build on that, but every chance on form.
Had been running no more than respectably until springing a shock in a modest handicap at Downpatrick last month, and while that may signal a revival, a 7lb rise demands more.
Winner at Limerick in December 2016, but absent since running poorly at Fairyhouse following month, and likely to need this run given length of layoff.
Much her best effort this term when second of 13 to Lusis Naturea in handicap at Down Royal in August, but well below that level on either side of that run, and opposable as a result.
Runner-up at Downpatrick in August, but lesser efforts in two subsequent starts, and others appear stronger again.
Struggling to make any impact at present, and looks poorly handicapped on recent evidence.
Showed fair level of ability in 2016/17 season, but off nearly two years, and will do well to be competitive on first start back.
Not taken much racing in recent times, and off for another 14 months before finishing a fair fifth at Wexford last month. Needs to show he can build on that.
Yet to trouble the judge, but making an effort when brought down at Clonmel on handicap debut, albeit not looking an imminent threat. Cheekpieces tried now.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M BrassilJ: R Loughran|
Dundeedy Lad (7/2), Messie (4/1), Lady Maram (7/1), Rain In Spain (8/1), Theatre Run (10/1), Authorative (12/1), Officers Mess (14/1), Boris Boru (14/1), Bective Cave (14/1), Tara Mia (14/1), Youngnedofthehill (16/1), Kilkeaskin Molly (20/1), Realta Rathcabhain (25/1), Krujers Girl (50/1), Carrigaloe (50/1), Secrets Safe (50/1)
- Dundeedy Lad
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