20:30 Dundalk Fri 30 November 2018
Won a maiden at Leopardstown back in 2014 for Jim Bolger and returns to Ireland after a spell in Doha. Entitled to need the run on return at Naas earlier in the month but handicap mark looks a bit stiff at present.
C&D winner in September and ran okay when sixth of 24 in a competitive handicap at Navan next time. Disappointed on latest start and others probably lurking on better handicap marks at present.
A winner in France and shaped well on his return from an absence/debut for this yard earlier in the month. Dropped 1lb for that and expected to go well again with a fair chance he will come on for the run.
Showed very little in three starts around here for his previous yard but has shot up the handicap ranks on turf this summer. Career high mark but interesting contender for yard in form.
A five-time C&D winner from his 16 AW starts and stayed on strongly to win here last time out. Only up 3lb for that and expected to run well again.
C&D winner back in 2015 and while he's shown very little in two starts since a lengthy absence, the handicapper has given him a chance if he can get somewhere close to back to his best.
Two wins from 18 starts and in good form of late, winning a competitive affair at Naas before a good second back at that course last time. A slight concern is that he's barely beaten a rival home in two AW starts but capable off this mark.
Arrives bidding for a four timer after three straight wins over 1m2f. 10lb higher for the latest success looks a bit harsh but clearly going the right way at present and yard are flying.
Belated off the mark on the Flat here last month and backed that up with a C&D win from her revised mark last time. Up another 6lb and has a wide draw here but she can't be ruled out in her hat-trick bid.
Off the mark at the eight time of asking in a C&D maiden here last time out and plenty to like about the manner of that success. Handicap mark not as appealing as a result but less exposed than most and should go well.
Won his maiden here and then a claimer here earlier this season but hasn't managed to build on that for his new yard and looks up against it off this sort of mark, despite the return to AW being a likely positive.
Bit of a course specialist have won three times over C&D. Not beaten far last time but effectively 5lb higher here and this looks like a deeper race.
Has won three of his 39 Flat starts but yet to win in eight AW outings, despite some creditable efforts in defeat. Up against it from out of the handicap. Wears first-time blinkers.
Last Year's Winner
|6||Clear Skies||4||9-6||7/2||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien|
Too Precious (11/4), Perfect Tapatino (9/2), Commander Won (5/1), Dawn Trouper (11/2), Ancient Sands (10/1), See Of Rome (12/1), Schoolboy Error (12/1), Kerosin (14/1), Touch Of Gold (14/1), Archer's Up (16/1), Chelkar (16/1), Hall Of Fame (33/1), Here For The Craic (50/1), Tooreen Legend (66/1)
- Too Precious
- Touch Of Gold