12:40 Clonmel Thu 6 December 2018
Won a Cork handicap hurdle off an 11lb lower mark in the spring before disappointing a little in the summer. Back to form of late, however, and rider's claim makes her of interest despite top weight.
Won over fences at Thurles last month, and fine efforts when runner-up in handicap hurdles on both starts since. Well clear of the third at Limerick last time, and outstanding claims from same mark here.
Hasn't been disgraced in handicaps this year without being able to make a serious impression, and that suggests that she is simply too high in the weights.
Not built on promise of second to top-notch Laurina on hurdles debut, but back to form when placed on last two starts in the spring, and possible that the addition of a tongue tie will help her on this return.
Good second over C&D on penultimate start, and duly floored odds-on favourite Eight And Bob here last time. That race has thrown up subsequent winners, so respected despite a 7lb higher mark.
Won a 2m6f handicap hurdle at Navan a year ago, and has shown aptitude in a couple of starts over fences in the spring. Reverts to hurdles after a break, and may find this an insufficient test.
Better known as a chaser, and probably needed the run when down the field over hurdles at Cork last month. Will strip fitter now, but others stronger on balance.
Well beaten in three runs to date, the latest behind talented Felix Desjy at Galway. Plenty to find now handicapping, but unexposed, and improvement ought to be on the cards.
Not disgraced when fifth in a similar event at Ballinrobe in September, but weakened rather tamely at Cork next time, and now tried in a hood. Bit to prove, although fairly treated on last season's form.
Good second ion a bumper on racecourse bow, but no impression so far over hurdles. Type to do much better now handicapping, and mark could be lenient based on that bumper effort.
Well bred, and while she has shown only poor form in four starts to date, is another who is open to improvement now handicapping for shrewd connections, and market will guide as to her chances.
Bounced back off reduced mark when runner-up at Wexford in October, and similar form when third to Fintown Boy at Thurles last time. Should make a bold bid from the front again.
Veteran who got back to winning ways in the mud here in March, but hasn't made the same impact in two subsequent starts. Opposable on return from a break.
Best on AW and often a weak finisher in this sphere, so not easy to fancy after finishing well held when favourite on Tapeta at Newcastle last time.
Best effort in this discipline when eighth in a big-field novice at Cork two starts back, but he was too keen to build on that last time, and needs to settle better to fulfil what potential he has.
Well treated on best form, and ran creditably when second here in February. Finished his campaign on a low note here, though, and needs to put his best foot forward on return.
Has been left toiling in a number of starts since returning to action in August, sent off at big odds on each occasion, and doesn't seem to retain old ability/enthusiasm.
Tailed off on both starts over fences in the spring for Harry Kelly, and while this return to hurdles is a sensible move, she's not easy to warm to on first start for a new yard.
Last Year's Winner
|Rock On Lilly||7||10-4||8/1|
|T: T DonohueJ: D E Mullins|
Whatsinthecorner (7/2), Littlestickarubarb (9/2), Mag Brady (7/1), Walkers Point (10/1), Glenabo Bridge (10/1), Dontdooddson (11/1), Just A Boy (14/1), Time And Times (14/1), All The Chimneys (16/1), Howluckycanwebe (20/1), Taggle Og (20/1), Owl Creek Bridge (20/1), Lets High Five It (20/1), Klassy Kay (20/1), Customer (25/1), Uno Momento (25/1), Analyse That (25/1), Gimli's Oscar (25/1), British Art (33/1), Slippery Slope (33/1), Tsarina Sophia (50/1)
- Just A Boy
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