14:35 Naas Tue 18 December 2018
Scorpion gelding, made a promising debut beaten 10L finishing sixth of 24 in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle in December. Didn't build on that in two spring runs, including over C&D on soft, and plenty to work on now.
Disappointing in two starts in maiden hurdles since joining this top yard, may be one for handicaps in time and hard to enthuse about currently.
Son of Presenting purchased for €19,000 as a four-year-old. Unimpressive in bumpers and similar tale on hurdles bow at Galway in October over this trip.
Some promise on debut at Punchestown (2m, good) back in May, though last month's run back over that same C&D much less appealing. Improvement needed.
Gelding by Mahler out of a Moscow Society mare, trio of wide-margin defeats under her belt so far this month since going under rules and easier to look elsewhere once again.
Career-best effort when finishing 12L fifth in a maiden hurdle at Thurles (2m, soft) last November in a maiden hurdle but disappointing in one run since. Back from a break.
Mahler gelding, poor track record in point-to-points and no improvement last month when tackling a trio of maiden hurdles and going down by wide margins. Best watched.
Couple of respectable efforts in bumpers in the summer which would give him claims, beaten 18L into sixth of 13 at Clonmel (2m, yielding to soft) this month already, has to improve on that.
Arcadio gelding out of an Oscar mare. Inexpensive €6,500 purchase as a three-year-old. Beaten combined tally of 180L in three maiden hurdles to date.
Unfancied for pair of maiden hurdles over C&D and at Thurles last month and ran accordingly, big improvement required.
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). Similar tale at Navan since, big improvement demanded.
Presenting gelding out of an Alderbrook mare. Beaten a long way in all three starts over timber so far and unappealing for now after another no-show at Cork last week.
Mare was returning from a year off when tailed off over 2m3½f at Clonmel recently on hurdles bow, drops in trip but makes little appeal on form.
Showed some gradual improvement in bumpers and on maiden hurdle bow at Gowran Park last month over this trip, though since taken a backwards step at Fairyhouse (2m2f, good).
Yeats mare, didn't stand out in three starts in maiden hurdles or on handicap bow at Gowran Park (2m, good) returned from a short absence last month. Has plenty more to find.
Court Cave filly whose dam was lightly raced in bumpers/over hurdles, has made next to no impact in three starts so far over timber.
Last Year's Winner
At Your Ease (6/4), Bold Gesture (4/1), Latoyah Of North (11/2), Halsafari (7/1), Eclat Du Large (10/1), Chavi Artist (12/1), Kiss Me Kayf (16/1), Watching Brief (20/1), I'm Not Alone (25/1), Bantiss Jack (33/1), Basil's Boy (50/1), La Regle (50/1), Pin Point Parity (50/1), Home Place (66/1), Araukan (66/1), Meet The Man (66/1), Presenting Point (100/1)
- Latoyah Of North
- At Your Ease
- Bold Gesture
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