17:30 Dundalk Fri 18 January 2019
Won a 1m2½f handicap here two years ago for Natalia Lupini, but more miss than hit over hurdles for current yard, and below form back here last time.
Largely disappointing until landing a notable gamble over 1m2½f here last time, and should benefit from this stiffer test given how well he rallied. Shortlist material.
Back to debut form when fifth of 11 to First Response in a 1m maiden here last time. More needed now handicapping, but dam stayed 1m6f, and open to improvement at this distance.
Veteran who ran well when fourth in similar race over C&D in November, but was a bit below that form despite the return to 2m last time. Will remain vulnerable.
Long-standing maiden. Not at his best under this rider of late, including in current headgear combination, and tends to flatter only to deceive.
Belatedly off the mark in a C&D handicap last time, beating Mcguigan. Should run his race, although a 7lb rise for that win looks harsh enough.
Has run respectably on all four starts here without really threatening to win, and while he's on a fair mark, he may find a couple too good once more.
Has won twice over 1m here, but seemingly not the force of old, and while not beaten far when down the field here last time, he is easy to oppose on balance.
Best effort to date when 9¼L seventh of 14 to Marine One in a C&D maiden here last time, and with yard's horses running well, she's respected now handicapping at a modest level.
Faced a stiff task in Grade 2 company on hurdles debut last time, and previous C&D second to Lady de Vesci reads well in context of this race. One to consider.
Belatedly opened her account in a low-grade handicap at Galway (1m4f, soft) in October despite doing plenty wrong. Claims on that, but off since and yet to place here in five tries.
Claims on the pick of her form over C&D (third in a division of this last year), but slow starts have compromised her chance more often than not of late, and can't afford to give these a start.
Hasn't won since June 2017, although did hint at a revival from her reduced mark when 3¾L sixth of 14 to Mcguigan over 1m2½f here last time. Must prove she can build on that.
Better effort in low-grade handicaps when 5L fourth of 14 to Duke of Waspington here last time. Improvement needed if she's to better that placing here.
Last Year's Winner
|12||Bog War||8||9-3||7/2||Full Result|
|T: L P CusackJ: S Corby|
Duke Of Waspington (3/1), Marmalade N Toast (5/1), Power Drive (11/2), Ragtime Red (7/1), Every Breath (7/1), Easy Pass (10/1), Noble Intention (10/1), Yamato (12/1), Phebes Dream (14/1), Another Dressin (14/1), Caronda (16/1), Paddy The Celeb (16/1), Where To Next (20/1), Steelyeyed (25/1), Baratheon (25/1), Alnahar (28/1), Spinning Pearl (40/1)
- Duke Of Waspington
- Marmalade N Toast
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