13:40 Punchestown Mon 14 January 2019
Fracas gelding out of a Up And At 'Em mare. Half brother to winners The Fox Tully and Makis Terz. Likely to require the experience on debut.
Improved from a disappointing debut at Naas in November to finish within 3L of City Island in a Leopardstown maiden hurdle over 2m on St Stephens Day. Continuation of development expected.
Well down the field in a Down Royal bumper on St Stephens Day. First time tongue-tie doubtful to bring about the required amount of progress needed to play a role here.
Modest point-to-point performer, never nearer seventh of 16 beaten over 40L on hurdling debut in a Fairyhouse maiden last month. Others preferred.
Solid maiden hurdle performances came 12-months apart. Second of 24 on return to action in a Cork 2m contest last month. Market likely to be the best guide.
Four runs in maiden/novice/handicap company on the Flat have been spread over more than two years. Best watched on hurdling debut.
Gelding by Arakan out of a Roselier mare. Not fluent on debut when tailed off and pulled up before four out in a Cork maiden hurdle last month. Unlikely to play a part in the finish.
Wolf Tone gelding out of a Hubbly Bubbly mare. Overall record in a couple of starts to date casts doubt on her ability to get competitive here. First-time tongue-tie unlikely to make much difference.
Generally well beaten in three starts over hurdles and requires a chunk of improvement to play a part here.
Gelding by Milan out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Cost €38,000 as a three-year-old. Improved on third start of career at Leopardstown recently and one for the shortlist.
Promising second hurdle start when finishing fourth of 16 beaten 3½L in a Leopardstown maiden over Christmas. Place claims for interesting gelding.
Gelding by Jeremy out of a Erins Isle mare. Difficult to make a case for on debut from a yard without a winner in 15 starts this season.
Winner of two bumpers at Sligo and Listowel early in the summer and appears to be improving in a couple of hurdle starts last year. Rates a leading contender.
Gradual improvement in four point-to-points culminating in a second placed effort in final start. Tailed off when pulled up before the last on debut here last month and may be of more interest when handicapping.
Scored a couple of times on the AW at Dundalk after leaving Joseph O'Brien, rated in the 80s on the Flat. Well held on hurdling debut and looks a future prospect.
Last Year's Winner
Dallas Des Pictons (6/5), Lighthouse Warrier (7/4), The Red Menace (7/1), Let The Heirs Walk (12/1), Baily Gorse (16/1), Thegoaheadman (33/1), Smashed (33/1), Bronson In Blue (66/1), Wooster (66/1), Doyouhearwhatisaid (100/1), Mighty Jeremy (100/1), Tomasbar (100/1), Dessie Deschamps (100/1), A Dos No Bueno (100/1), William Wolf (100/1)
- Dallas Des Pictons
- The Red Menace
- Let The Heirs Walk
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