15:00 Clonmel Thu 15 November 2018
Second of six in this contest 12-months ago finishing 5½L behind Alpha Des Obeaux. Out of form since winning the Grade 3 Kinloch Brae chase in January but not easily dismissed in this contest.
Successful in this contest 12-months ago when in the care of Mouse Morris. Ran well on stable debut when fifth of 16 in a Limerick handicap chase on good ground. Another bold bid looks likely.
One of three in the race for this handler. Unlikely to find the form of his Grade 3 chase at Naas in February and has a bit to prove in this contest. Others preferred.
Finished off last term with a couple of wins over the larger obstacles including a Grade 3 success at Limerick in April. Looking to be the first winner of his age group in this race since War Of Attrition in 2005.
In good form since May finishing runner-up on three occasions and landing a Grade 3 novice chase at the Galway festival in August. Likable type but needs to step it up once again.
Last Year's Winner
|Alpha Des Obeaux||7||11-4||7/1|
|T: M F MorrisJ: S W Flanagan|
Kemboy (11/8), Alpha Des Obeaux (6/4), A Toi Phil (8/1), Rashaan (8/1), Doctor Phoenix (16/1)
- Alpha Des Obeaux
- A Toi Phil
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