21:00 Dundalk Wed 7 November 2018
Gained second success of 2018 when winning over 1m1½f at Gowran last time out and did so in quite taking fashion. Raised 7lb for that so task tougher here but seemed to act on AW last year.
Three time course winner but arrives on a 19 race losing run and has managed no better than sixth in nine 2018 starts including several races here. Others appeal more.
Little to recommend in maidens and beaten 24L into 15th of 16 on handicap bow at Naas latest. First AW race here but will need it to transform her form.
Third at Navan in September remains his best effort and despite unplaced efforts since the handicapper isn't forthcoming with assistance so looks up against it again.
Listowel second on heavy ground in September looked the run of a winner waiting to happen but two runs since less inspiring. First start on AW here and needs it to spark a revival but possibilities if it does.
Caught the eye staying on into a never nearer but close sixth over 1m here last month. Bred to appreciate middle distances so very interesting now and rates a leading contender.
27-race maiden has regressed again after a couple of good runs early in October with unplaced runs twice. Unplaced in four AW starts too so more than enough reason to look elsewhere.
Little to recommend in three maidens before recent handicap debut where he finished midfield at Navan. Possible there is more to come and could sneak a place here with slight step up in trip in his favour.
Stepped into handicap latest after three ordinary efforts in maidens and was detached in finishing last of 19. Couldn't recommend on the back of that.
15-race maiden managed a career best third over 1m1½f at Gowran penultimately but couldn't build on that at the same venue when eighth. Break since but risky proposition.
Naas maiden winner last season managed no better than fourth this term. Started out for new yard latest when eighth at Thurles and while she may now strip fitter more is needed.
Beaten 35L, 33L and 22L in three starts late last season. 13-month absence since raises question marks and would take a giant leap of faith here.
Switched between Paddy Prendergast and present trainer a few times without success. Couple of sevenths last month on turf about average in 2018 and good bit more needed here.
Latest sixth over 1m4f at Thurles arguably his best effort to date but beaten 10½L nevertheless so 2lb fall not enough to recommend him.
Last Year's Winner
|12||Tropic Thunder||4||9-9||40/1||Full Result|
|T: Anthony McCannJ: C J McGovern|
Shadow Seven (11/4), Lady Kimberley (4/1), Aunty Audrey (6/1), Brokopondo (9/1), Roses Queen (9/1), Dharma Rain (9/1), Spanish Soprano (10/1), Bigger And Better (14/1), Paddytheirishman (16/1), Rise Again (16/1), Cork Harbour (16/1), Crossingoz (20/1), Tahan (20/1), Utalkintomeboy (20/1), Yarraman (20/1), Misty Dawn (33/1), Night Drive (50/1)
- Lady Kimberley
- Aunty Audrey
- Dharma Rain
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