16:45 Punchestown Wed 17 October 2018
Not disgraced a year ago at Cheltenham over this trip whne last spotted jumping fences. Last to finish at Navan last month on the Flat, should be more at home back in this sphere and can go well.
0-5 over fences so far, finished runner-up at Wexford over this trip in June on good ground but pulled up most recent starts over hurdle / fences and needs to show some positives again.
Unseated rider at Fairyhouse four days ago before cards had been played, remains unexposed in this sphere but has to improve jumping somewhat. In the right hand to do that.
Only two career wins came over hurdles in 2014, well held three starts in that sphere of late and needs return to chasing (0-5 but has run well on occasion) to spark a revival.
Moderate promise only in five starts over fences since debut in this sphere in November 2016, 19L third of eight over 2m7f at Tipperary (good) in July when last spotted. Improvement called for.
Chase winner at Down Royal in May (2m7f, good), best effort since came at Downpatrick late last month when fourth of eight and beaten less than 6L. Cheekpieces added now, should go well.
Winner over this sort of trip at Roscommon in August, couple of poor efforts since, including an unseat at Ballinrobe (2m7f, soft to heavy). Wasn't unsupported in the betting, may bounce back.
Maiden over timber, did score over fences at Fairyhouse in February over near 3m trip from an 8lb lower mark but lost his wat after for previous trainer. Well held over timber at Ballinrobe last month on bow for this yard.
Has made the frame in his last two starts in handicap chases over this sort of trip, showing improved form to do so. This just a fifth outings over fences and decent chance he'll be in the mix once more.
Presenting gelding, well held in sixth off a 3lb higher mark in this race a year ago. Hasn't run since and, on balance, easier to oppose after the layoff.
Gallant veteran, won over this trip at Wexford in May on soft ground, mixed back since in four runs though and needs to put a couple of lesser efforts behind him. Opposable.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd|
Sizing Rome (7/2), Rolling Revenge (7/2), Shanklys Dawn (7/2), Hitdroadjack (6/1), Sweet Destination (8/1), Thekingofconnemara (10/1), Presenting Julio (10/1), Ringrone Castle (10/1), Carlitos Bay (10/1), Hawk Eye Down (14/1), Fergiethelegend (16/1), Esthers Present (25/1)
- Sizing Rome
- Shanklys Dawn
- Presenting Julio
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