13:10 Naas Sat 9 February 2019
Gelding by Getaway out of a Saddlers' Hall mare. Winning point-to-pointer over two years ago and entitled to improve for last month's rules bow at Limerick. Worth market check.
2017 Cheltenham Festival bumper runner-up somewhat surprisingly winless in six over hurdles although three came in Grade Ones. Two runs at the end of summer disappointing but best form certainly gives him a big chance.
Failed to complete in four point-to-points and beaten 43L and 68L in two maiden hurdles last month. Can't realistically be considered.
Fourth of 16 at Fairyhouse on hurdles debut in December a solid enough start albeit he was beaten 39L. Step back in trip should suit and given connections it is far too soon to dismiss him albeit plenty more is required.
Nicely bred gelding beaten 62L when ninth of 16 on hurdles debut at Clonmel last month. Can improve on that effort with time and is in good hands but this will surely come too soon.
Son of top sire Milan beaten 60L into 18th of 24 here in a 2m3f maiden hurdle. Should come on a bit for that but highly unlikely to feature prominently.
Well related son of Beat Hollow never involved on debut here in December when 13th of 20. Can come forward with time but this will be too early in his development.
72-rated triple flat winner ran a sound enough race on hurdles debut at Punchestown when ninth of 21 behind high class Vision D'Honneur. That race stronger than this so possibilities to be on the premises now.
73-rated dual flat scorer finished midfield in two hurdle starts so far. Enough ability to win moderate handicaps and that will be where his future lies.
Beautifully bred Listowel bumper winner in September made a promising start here over hurdles when sixth of 20 beaten 25L. Can surely step forward now and certainly one with each way claims.
Never nearer fifth in a 2m3f maiden here a promising start over hurdles. Unfortunately brought down next time out but providing no ill effects from that he can make his presence felt and expecting a bold bid now.
Tailed off in a bumper so Fairyhouse ninth of 19 on hurdles debut on Boxing Day a step in the right direction. Should be more to come but likely this too soon.
Newcomer by Sulamani a half-brother to a bumper/2m4f hurdle winner. Tough spot on debut and hood first time rarely a positive so best watched.
Showed some ability in two bumpers last Autumn finishing midfield in each. Switched to point-to-pointing latest he pulled up and on the balance he is best watched here.
Flat winner showed some hurdles scope when sixth of 20 first time up at Leopardstown before finishing 13th of 21 at Punchestown. Ran on the flat since without distinction and on the balance others are preferred.
Former point-to-pointer has run twice so far under rules, finishing fifth in a Thurles bumper and seventh in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle. More required but in good hands so should soon be capable of more.
Eighth behind subsequent runaway Cheltenham winner Fakir D'Oudairies on hurdles debut and progressed well to finish second of 19 next in a Fairyhouse maiden. Latter effort the best recent form on offer so leading claims.
Newcomer by top-sire Scorpion a half-sister to 2m4f hurdle and 3m chase winner Baku Bay out of an unplaced mare. Watching brief best course of action.
34L eighth of 19 here first time up but couldn't build on that next when beaten over 60L into 21st of 24. Hard to be optimistic now.
Achieved next to nothing in a bumper and five flat races. First time over hurdles and highly surprising if she's ever sighted.
Beat Hollow mare made minor late headway into 12th of 24 here on hurdles debut. That left a platform to build on so one of many capable of improvement but unlikely enough to make the frame.
Ordinary flat performer completely tailed off on hurdles debut. 16th of 21 next a slight improvement but still not one to seriously consider.
Dead last in a maiden last May and pulled-up on reappearance last month. Time on her side but can only be watched for glimpses of ability,
Fifth to top novice Fakir D'Oudairies on debut and recorded another solid effort next when sixth of 29 beaten 8L at Navan. That experience will stand her in good stead and certainly has each-way possibilities here.
By Schiaparelli out of a Garde Royale mare. Looks a tall order on debut for a yard not known for successes early on.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy|
Debuchet (7/4), Emily Moon (4/1), Sky Marshal (5/1), Empire Escape (7/1), Drop The Anchor (8/1), Pont Aven (11/1), Cool Getaway (20/1), Prosecution (33/1), Circling Moon (33/1), Road Warrior (33/1), King Alex (50/1), Cray (66/1), Odds Or Evens (66/1), Arthur's Quay (66/1), The Longest Time (100/1), Our Big Red (100/1), Darling Days (100/1), Pat Coyne (100/1), Daisy's Hollow (100/1), Ladymorata (100/1), Blackyellowred (100/1), An Marcach (125/1), Sharp As A Pin (200/1), Rosmarine (200/1), Dubaimolly (200/1), Onefortherose (200/1)
- Sky Marshal
- Empire Escape
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