15:20 Fairyhouse Sat 12 January 2019
Promising start over fences when fourth of 18 behind Discorama at Naas in November over similar trip, pair of backwards steps since but cannot be ruled out with David Mullins taking over now.
Made winning start over fences with 2m4f yielding-ground win at Down Royal over Christmas. Should be more to come and on the shortlist for follow-up attempt.
Won Clonmel beginners' chase in December over shorter, decent second since at Limerick upped to 2m1½f. Going the right way and entitled to stay this trip without issue.
Well held on chase bow here over 2m5f in November but built on that to score at Cork (2m5f, yielding) 12 days later, jumping nicely. This is a bit tougher again, improving.
Has made the frame in three of four starts over fences (faller on debut), including third at Punchestown (2m, good) on New Year's Eve. Often travels strongly, but yet to show the stomach for a power-packed finish.
Has shown promise over fences so far, was still in the hunt when coming down at Navan (2m4f, yielding to soft) last month. Return of Paul Townend a plus, worth considering.
Modest maiden hurdler, ran fair race on chase bow over 2m5f here on New Year's Day on four-runner event, finishing third. Has to improve on that now.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: B J Geraghty|
Stowaway Forever (5/2), R'evelyn Pleasure (9/2), Getaway Kid (9/2), Agent Boru (5/1), Monatomic (11/2), Allardyce (7/1), Home Place (33/1)
- Getaway Kid
- Stowaway Forever
- R'evelyn Pleasure
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