16:05 Thurles Mon 12 November 2018
Fourth in second of his three bumpers remains a career best finishing position and after two laboured hurdle efforts he now returns to that code but will do well to better that fourth today.
Second here over 2m (heavy)in second of three bumpers last season his best effort to date. Slightly disappointing next time but possibilities now up in trip and on considerably quicker surface providing both are handled.
Never nearer fifth on debut at Punchestown and went one better next time up at Wexford when fourth. Should benefit for the extra 4f here and has genuine claims here if the selection isn't as smart as predicted.
Slight improvement at Cork latest although she filled the same finishing position (seventh). Was however beaten 14½L so good bit more needed in a competitive if small field.
Newcomer by Saddler Maker out of unraced dam from a prolific French family over hurdles and fences from 2m-3m5f. Champion trainer without parallel in such contests and already boasts 37 per cent strike rate in bumpers this season.
Well related daughter of Milan found things happening a little quickly on debut at Tramore last month as she finished fifth of eight beaten 12½L. Should progress for that experience so not totally ruled out here.
Last Year's Winner
Miss Shoe City (5/4), Extrapolate (11/4), Pakens Rock (4/1), The Shunter (9/2), Criq Sun (6/1), Kilbeg Bernie (14/1), Sansimmar (20/1)
- Miss Shoe City
- Pakens Rock
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