13:05 Naas Sat 10 November 2018
Was 2-4 over timber last season, including Grade 1 Spring Hurdle at Leopardstown (2m, soft) and runner-up in Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham. 3L second to Saldier at Punchestown in April on final start.
2-4 over hurdles last season. Faded late in the Triumph at Cheltenham (2m1f, soft) in March but turned that form right around when defeating the winner and runner-up Mr Adjudicator in Punchestown's Champion 4-Y-O contest in April. Leading claims.
Appeared to have juvenile class at his mercy when recording four quick successes last winter, including impressive dismissal of subsequent Triumph Hurdle winner Farclas at Leopardstown in December. Raced too keenly back there in February, off since.
2-7 over hurdles, though well-held in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham when last spotted over timber. Fit from couple of recent Flat spins but a shock if he betters all of the likely market-leading trio above him on the racecard.
Punchestown maiden hurdle winner, doubled tally in a 2m handicap back there last month. All sorts to find with best of these on ratings however.
Couple of early wins over hurdles towards the end of last summer but come up well short Graded/Listed novice company behind likes of Mr Adjudicator and Espoir D'Allen thereafter. She must improve significantly on that form back from a break.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Joseph P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh|
Saldier (13/8), Mr Adjudicator (5/2), Espoir D'Allen (3/1), Mastermind (10/1), Conron (10/1), Grey Waters (25/1)
- Espoir D'Allen
- Mr Adjudicator
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