14:40 Navan Sun 11 November 2018
Won two of seven hurdles races, though seemingly flattered by rating of 152 in that sphere. Off since December. May have a future over fences but some concern that he fell three times in that seven-race hurdling stint.
Won a hurdle race in France and had been off since April 2016 prior to low-key start for champion trainer in 2m Grade 3 here in January (fourth). Returns for chase bow, market informative.
Won a Grade 3 Hurdle at Limerick last December before facing tough tasks in competitive handicaps in the spring. Run well in beginners' chases at Punchestown and Wexford already and will act on ground.
Maiden hurdle winner at Fairyhouse (2m4f, soft) last November, came up just shy in graded company over timber. Off since seemingly failing to see out 3m at Punchestown in the spring. Chase bow.
Five wins in seven starts over hurdles since March, mark rising from 80 to 115 in that sequence. Makes chasing bow here and will prove vulnerable unless demonstrating strong aptitude for this new discipline.
Progressed nicely over hurdles last term and rates the sort to make into a chaser. Hails from ideal yard to make transition but jumped slowly and eventually unseated when odds-on for fencing bow at Punchestown (2m, good) last month.
Fairly useful hurdler who has gained both wins in that sphere at Kilbeggan. Let down by jumping on chase debut at Killarney in August and no discernible improvement at Wexford since when dropped to 2m.
Shaped with promise on chase bow at Wexford (2m, yielding to soft) recently when fourth of 11 (beaten 10+L). Should be fitter and wiser for the experience. Best hurdles form closely match with Duca De Thaix.
Cut no ice in three chase starts back in 2014, including flailing around this C&D behind the much-missed Vautour. Below form over timber at Punchestown in April, fit form the Flat but a shock should he take this pot home.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: D A Jacob|
Jetz (5/2), Dolciano Dici (7/2), Us And Them (5/1), Trainwreck (6/1), Campeador (6/1), Duca De Thaix (7/1), Indian Monsoon (14/1), Scoir Mear (16/1), The Jam Man (20/1), Western Boy (33/1), Treasure Chest (50/1)
- Duca De Thaix
- Us And Them
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