17:15 Punchestown Tue 16 October 2018
Full-sister to bumper/2½m hurdle winner Just Before Dawn, but pedigree is essentially a fairly modest one, and others likely to be stronger on racecourse debut.
King's Theatre mare out of a winning hurdler. Bred for this discipline, and in the hands of a master of his profession, so likely to play a major role starting out.
Almost sprung a shock when third of 14 to Suinda in mares maiden bumper at Clonmel in May, but not in the same form at Tramore next time, and has a bit to prove now.
Thoroughly exposed after eight starts in this sphere, finishing second twice at Clonmel. Place claims with her best form, but vulnerable to anything with a bit of scope.
Beneficial mare who improved on promise of debut when 1¼L second of 8 to Best of Dubai in mares maiden event at Galway last time. Sets the standard on that effort, and one of the likelier ones on paper.
Aqlaam half-sister to French 1m winner Lahqaout of a French 1m3f/1½m winner. Yard has a decent strike-rate in bumpers, and this filly makes more appeal than most on pedigree.
Best effort when runner-up at Kelso last month, but hasn't been able to build on that, albeit not discredited, in two starts since. Remains vulnerable for all she should give her running.
Tailed off last on racecourse debut at Kilbeggan last month, and hard to see her getting involved after that showing.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss E DoyleJ: Mr S F O'Keeffe|
Wait For No One (5/2), Royal Illusion (7/2), Miss Aloud (4/1), Ghurba (5/1), Vic's Little Miss (13/2), Grove Hill (14/1), Three Thirds (20/1), Wonderful Woman (100/1)
- Royal Illusion
- Wait For No One
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