12:00 Navan Sat 8 December 2018
Mahler cost €70,000 as a son of a bumper winner from a fair jumping family. Sixth of 13 in 2m good-ground maiden at Thurles on debut, likely can improve on the form.
Gelding by Milan out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Cost €38,000 as a three-year-old. Beaten best part of 20L on debut at Cork last month over this trip on good ground.
Galileo gelding out of a Diktat mare. Half-brother to game sorts Supasundae and Shelford. Moderate fifth at Listowel (2m, soft) on debut in Sept and improvement to find.
Dam was a bumper and chase winner, and was herself related to useful sorts, so there's some encouragement to be taken from that. Not unfancied for Cork debut in May, let down by jumping on testing ground. More to come.
Modest and starting to look regressive on the Flat, sent off big prices in two hurdles starts last month at Cork and Gowran Park over this trip, didn't look totally without hope though must improve now.
By Great Journey out of an Hours After mare. Half-brother to the Willie Mullins-trained and winner of the Lonsdale Cup at York in 2015, Max Dynamite. Wide margin defeats in all three starts and best watched for now.
Dual bumper winner in France. Placed all three starts in maiden hurdles since joining this firm, though twice turned over as odds-on favourite. Should go in soon, but costly to follow now.
Zambezi Sun gelding out of a Subotica mare, sent off 50/1 and never much of a threat on last month's hurdling bow at Thurles (2m, good). Has plenty to work on for now.
€150,000 purchase and related to three winners in France. In capable hands, was already beaten on debut at Cork last month when coming to grief at the final flight. Sent off favourite then, so interesting to note market position now.
Aizavoski gelding, cost £195,000 earlier this year after point-to-point win. Encouraging start in this sphere when head-second to Rhinestone at Naas last month over the trip. Player on that form.
Getaway gelding out of an Oscar mare. Cost €160,000 as a three-year-old. Big price and no threat last weekend at Fairyhouse and big improvement called for now dropped to 2m.
Out of a Flat maiden, doesn't make immediate appeal on paper and was tailed off in a Navan bumper on debut last month. Hurdles bow.
Stowaway gelding, makes first start here and an unlikely winner on paper in this big field.
Average sort on the Flat, unable to get competitive over this trip on hurdling bow at Punchestown last month and was eventually beaten a long way.
Long-standing maiden, minor promise on third hurdles start at Thurles (2m, good) last month and has switched yards since. Could have a squeak at place money with improvement.
Regressive maiden on the Flat, outsider and little impact on stable bow and first try over hurdles at Gowran Park (2m, good to yielding) last month and probably best watched again.
Dam closely related to a bumper winner, failed to complete in both point-to-point starts and well fended off in Clonmel bumper in October. Capable of doing better over jumps with experience.
Plenty promise in two starts at Killarney and Listowel in early summer of 2m on good ground, tailed off over 3m at Cork on reappearance last time. Too soon to discard back down in distance.
Moderate flat performer a winner at up to 7f but hasn't shown anything in four hurdles starts to warrant selection in this line-up.
Getaway gelding out a sister to Heat The Echo, makes debut here and market likely reveals more on what is anticipated.
Son of Arcadio out of a mare who ran three times under rules, unfancied and never much of a factor at Thurles (2m, good) on recent hurdles introduction.
Joseph O'Brien-trained newcomer in the McManus hoops. Market check should reveal plenty more about his chance.
Fame And Glory gelding out of a Lahib mare related to Hurricane Fly, Shotgun Willy and Minorettes Girl. Bumper winner last season at Thurles (heavy). Could be more to come now hurdling on return to action, watch betting.
Sixties Icon filly, won an Ascot bumper in February and goof effort subsequently at Aintree in Grade 2 Mares' contest. Run in some good Flat races over the summer and now goes jumping for top trainer.
Gold Well filly, dam was a winner over hurdles. Makes first appearance here and market the sole guide.
Gamut filly out of a Beau Sher mare. Half-sister to point-to-point winner, well beaten on recent bow at Punchestown (2m4½f, good). That was a strong race, now drops back to 2m.
Casamento filly, struggling to make an impact so far in bumpers or in two hurdles starts, including 35L defeat over this trip at Cork last month. Others readily preferred.
Acclamation wasn't able to get competitive in two hurdles starts last year and returns to this sphere after four sub-standard runs on the Flat since midsummer. Plenty more needed.
Court Cave filly whose dam was lightly raced in bumpers/over hurdles. Well beaten both starts over timber to date (First Reserve).
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