16:05 Fairyhouse Wed 13 February 2019
50/1 Ballinrobe juvenile hurdle winner in May but he hasn't made the frame in any of his other nine starts over jumps/on Flat. Fourth in a Listowel handicap two starts ago best run since but failed to back it up at Galway.
Improved with experience and ran best race to date latest as he finished a close second at Naas in a maiden on yielding ground in December. Not as good since at Tramore. Must bring his best stuff.
Fair sort, 2-4 over hurdles this season including C&D success. Off since Wexford win in October and 5lb higher returning, so more needed.
Has beaten home his fair share of rivals in three maiden hurdles to this point without looking like winning one. Drops in distance and not discounted.
Dual purpose performer, just 1-19 across both codes however. Best effort (from three) over timber came at Gowran Park (2m, heavy) when 10L second in maiden company. One to pay attention to for new handler.
Three Flat wins achieved a modest level. Three starts so far in this sphere and there have been some building blocks with which to work, including when fifth of 24 in 2m Naas maiden last month. Considered.
New Approach gelding, fair on the Flat winning on three occasions. Has shown promise in three maiden hurdles and has to be respected on these terms as such.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey|
The Long Mile (7/2), Bold Gesture (7/2), Quantatmental (4/1), Mandarin Monarch (4/1), Stormy Tale (5/1), Diamond Kut (7/1), Lucky Icon (10/1), Big Ego (25/1)
- Stormy Tale
- Mandarin Monarch
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