15:20 Cork Sun 9 December 2018
Failed to make the frame in five career maiden hurdles, well beaten on each occasion. Looks a tall order on handicap debut.
Without a win in nine hurdles to date including five desolate handicap efforts. Vast improvement needed to figure.
Winner of a Killarney maiden hurdle at the third time of asking over 2m6f on good ground in May before finishing eighth of 14 beaten over 16L when last seen over C&D in July. May improve in first-time tongue-tie.
Four race maiden who turned in a dispiriting display over C&D in a hurdle last March. Tough ask and others preferred.
Followed up an encouraging run at Downpatrick when landing a Wexford handicap hurdle off a 10lb lower mark in October before a gallant second of 12 beaten 1L at Clonmel last month. Yard have a good record at this meeting in the last two years.
Bumper winner in April last year but has struggled since finishing third at Sligo in a handicap hurdle in May and five drab efforts since. Very little to be positive about.
Has a couple of fancy finishing positions on record but has generally been well beaten in a number of sombre displays since April. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here.
Course winner that has also won over this trip in his chase career. Without a win in nine hurdle starts but can be expected to improve on a neck defeat at Wexford in October.
Has shown relatively little in a number of hurdle starts and returns for her first hurdle start since April 2017. Handicapper may have given the mare a squeak here.
Nicely enough bred and a half-brother to the yard's useful hurdler/chaser All The Chimneys. Plenty improvement needed on handicap bow making first appearance since March and others preferred today.
Well beaten over 20L in each of his three handicap hurdle starts since October. Hard to fancy until he shows a hint of ability.
Finished 14th of 24 beaten 26L on first start for yard since a move from Joseph O'Brien. Worth a market check on handicap debut.
Unplaced in nine starts although fifth of 23 over C&D in first-time cheekpieces which he retains was probably a career best effort before disappointing once again here last month. Will need to improve to figure.
Well down the field in a number of gloomy hurdle efforts since April and there does not appear to be any signs of light at the end of the tunnel just yet.
Seemingly flattered by a fourth of 10 at Roscommon in May over the larger obstacles and remains without success in eight hurdle starts to date. May find this a tough assignment.
12-race maiden including five dismal hurdle efforts to date. Needs to show significant improvement in this company and easy to look elsewhere.
Well beaten and no impression in four hurdle starts including a heavy 15½L defeat on handicap debut at Gowran Park last month. Others look open to more improvement.
Career best effort when finishing 29L adrift of the winner in a Thurles 2m handicap hurdle last month. Others look more convincing at this level.
Lacking filly who has suffered a number of heavy defeats since May. Needs to find plenty of improvement to have a say in this company.
14-race maiden hurdler who found three handicap hurdle efforts fruitless last month. Hard to fancy in a race this competitive.
Last Year's Winner
Youcantcallherthat (11/8), Eight And Bob (2/1), Serious Ego (15/2), Bazarov (10/1), Ronald Pump (11/1), Citizen Al (20/1), The Chapel Field (20/1), First Class Return (25/1), Warrior Assassin (25/1), Simple Steps (25/1), Scotch Quay (25/1), Dawn Light Cave (25/1), Allduckornodinner (25/1), Out Of The Blue (25/1), Takemeback (33/1), Golan Cloud (33/1), Onemoreask (40/1), Grey Habit (50/1), Whereyounow (50/1), Lambs Lane (50/1), Annie Mae's Vision (50/1)
- Eight And Bob
- Simple Steps
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