15:15 Navan Sun 11 November 2018
Former C&D scorer but returns from an absence and concedes weight all round, with a decent chance he'll need this.
Mare ran best race for a while when second at Punchestown (2m4f, good) last time, she knows how to win on her day but this trip is potentially too sharp for her.
Listowel maiden hurdle winner over this trip on heavy going in September 2017. Just one more hurdles starts since, jumping isn't foot-perfect but race-fit and definite potential from opening handicap mark in this sphere.
Consistent hurdler, with two wins this season (also awarded Listowel race in September having finished second) and string of solid efforts. Up another 2lb for latest Gowran Park third over 2m4f. Career-best needed.
Two-time hurdles winner, has got head in front on the level this year but arguably needs some relief from the assessor having routinely come up shy over obstacles. Opposable for win purposes.
Some consistent efforts in maiden hurdles at this trip and seemingly didn't stay 2m4f at Gowran Park latest. Handicap debut now back down in distance and positive showing very possible.
Hasn't got a win since 2015 and some poor runs in that time. Mark has tumbled as a result and trainer now going better after a lull.
Dual distance winner since April and comes here in good form following a runner-up position at Listowel at their Harvest Festival in September (winner has won again since).
Two hurdles runs this year have been poor and recent return to action on the Flat at Galway was also disappointing. Hard to have faith in.
Last spotted in December 2016 finishing well down the field in Leopardstown handicap hurdle (2m2f, yielding). Has joined Gordon Elliott and rated 6lb lower for return. Has to merit some scrutiny.
Seven-race maiden over timber but has shown some promise. Handicapper has cut some slack and trainer going well just now. Must improve all the same.
A consistent sort that finds winning elusive (1-22 over hurdles). Previous two starts over 2m4f at Punchestown and Cork have been sound efforts, drop to 2m not a major concern.
Mare won a handicap at Downpatrick (2m5½f, yielding) in August and essentially built on that with far run in Down Royal mares' novice Grade 3 over this trip last week. Handicap mark up another 5lb here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: T M WalshJ: Ms K Walsh|
Wonder Laish (9/10), Gold Seal (9/1), Like An Open Book (10/1), Youngnedofthehill (10/1), Misty Millie (10/1), Frankiefiveangels (12/1), Ange D'or Javilex (12/1), Folly Dat (14/1), Crosshue Boy (14/1), Voices Of Spring (16/1), Rare Conor (16/1), Teacher's Pet (16/1), Oscars Den (20/1), Jimmy Breekie (33/1), Wade Harper (33/1), Theophilus (40/1)
- Crosshue Boy
- Wonder Laish
- Misty Millie
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