14:05 Punchestown Wed 17 October 2018
Bottom draw 45-rated handicapper on the Flat. Will possibly need more time now entering hurdling territory, though does have useful claimer booked.
Beaten combined tally of 150+ lengths in two bumpers, including around here in May. Returns from summer absence for first hurdles test and hard to make a case for.
Three-time winner on the Flat (rated 95) including twice this summer. Makes first outing over jumps and could be decent. Worth a market check.
Pulled up in two point-to-points back in early summer, returns from 135-day break for rules debut having changed hands since. Hard to make a case for.
One from three on the Flat for trainer Andrew Balding, first start since winning a Newcastle 1m2f maiden in January 2017 when well beaten at Tipperary recently over timber. Lots of improvement to find.
Gold Well gelding makes track debut, representing Gigginstown and yard amongst winners recently. One of two in these silks, market check required on both.
Failed to progress in six-race bumper career, though did run one of better races at Downpatrick recently. Race-fit now turning attention to hurdles, though surely has plenty improvement to find.
Flat winner last month at Gowran Park over a mile on good to firm going. Well beaten over this C&D in May on sole previous try over timber.
Winner last month on the Flat at Bath (1m6f, good to firm). Sent off 100/1 poke in both previous hurdles starts and not looked life defying those odds.
Scorpion mare, best run (from three) in bumpers can over loner trip at Cork in August, though not one to dismiss readily.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy|
Batts Rock (4/6), Empire Burleque (7/4), Milliner (3/1), She'stherightone (8/1), Peace Party (11/1), Xinbama (16/1), Pushaq (16/1), Diamond Kut (33/1), Deedee Deecee (66/1), Baile An Roba (66/1), Ballinlongig (66/1)
- Batts Rock
- Empire Burleque
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