13:35 Clonmel Thu 14 February 2019
Modest 74-rated handicapper on the Flat and has left plenty to be desired in a couple of drab maiden hurdle starts since December sent off a 100/1 on each occasion and running accordingly in both contests. Plenty to find on third start.
Has failed to register a notable run in three maiden hurdle starts since the beginning of last month. Best of the trio of starts came here over 2m½f finishing fifth of 18 beaten over 11L. Looks vulnerable in this company.
Beaten favourite last time out finishing second of 18 beaten 3½L by the Willie Mullins-trained French Made over 2m½f on Yielding ground. Likely to improve and one for the shortlist.
Reverts to hurdles following a couple of chase starts where the Kayf Tara mare failed to finish on both occasions. Best hurdle start in five came when finishing third of six behind Meri Devie 12 months ago at Punchestown. Plenty to prove.
Has failed to build on the promise of her debut run in a Naas bumper in November in two further starts on the level, disappointing in both. Has work to do on hurdling introduction.
Sixth of 18 beaten 18L on maiden hurdle debut here last month in a race won by French Made and finishing behind Edene D'arc and Kilbarry Lily. Plenty of improvement needed from that first start.
Poor 45-rated handicapper on the Flat and not much to shout about in three career maiden hurdles since May. Sent off at 100/1 on last two starts and subsequently well held on both occasions. Looks easily opposable in this contest.
Landed a December point-to-point towards the end of the year but will need to improve on her eighth place finish in a 13 runner maiden hurdle contest at Fairyhouse last month. May possibly need further in time.
Milan mare who appears to be struggling in a number of disciplines including when suffering a heavy defeat on maiden hurdle debut here last month. Hard to see her making any significant impact.
Not disgraced in a couple of bumper appearances since November but needs to improve on a Limerick start when finishing seventh of 13 on soft ground when last seen in December. Any market move should be monitored on hurdling debut.
Only got as far as the third on maiden hurdle debut at Naas towards the end of the year before a heavy defeat at Limerick in December. Hard to construct much of a case for the mare.
Well held on most recent bumper appearance before and poor maiden hurdle debut last month. First time tongue-tie unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Well held making no impression and never a threat in a couple of career maiden hurdle starts to date. Looking no nearer to a breakthrough success.
Has produced a number of laboured runs in a Ballinrobe bumper and a Punchestown maiden hurdle when last seen in December beaten 144L. Hard to see her making any significant impact here.
Will have disappointed a number of connections when finishing fourth of 15 as beaten favourite on racecourse debut in a Fairyhouse bumper when last seen in December. Improved effort would not surprise.
Decent form in two of her five bumper starts including when beaten a little over 5L at Punchestown over 2m2f towards the end of the year. Repeat of that form could see the mare in the hunt for place money on hurdling debut.
Point-to-point win in december was followed up by a solid third of 18 on hurdling debut here last month in a race won by French Made. Should be among the leading players.
Beaten 40L in a Punchestown bumper on racecourse debut last month before finishing sixth of 15 beaten 28L in a Thurles contest over 2m6½f on maiden hurdle debut earlier this month. Potential improver and one to watch in the market.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D HickeyJ: J M Moore|
Gipsy Lee Rose (7/4), Edene D'Arc (5/2), Alighting (9/2), Kilbarry Lilly (8/1), Lotus Hill (16/1), Gotthenod (20/1), Annie Odds (33/1), Claregate Street (33/1), Creasted Court (33/1), Clear Left (33/1), Do As You Wish (40/1), Laughing Trix (50/1), Knockanora Lady (66/1), Costalita (100/1), Trees Valley (100/1), Dressednblack (100/1), Lizavoura (100/1), Geoffrey's Girl (100/1)
- Edene D'Arc
- Kilbarry Lilly
- Gipsy Lee Rose
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