20:30 Dundalk Fri 15 February 2019
Sole win came at Lingfield in September off a 3lb lower mark. Beaten 12L on stable debut over C&D in December. Looks a tall order here, despite a handy 7lb claim in the saddle.
Failed to build on a promising run in November with a couple of dismal efforts over C&D towards the end of the year but much more like it last month, going down in a head-bobber. Up 2lb now but chance with a repeat effort.
Running well in defeat this winter and once more went close over C&D last month (third) when beaten less than 2L. Runs from the same mark now and entitled to be in the mix.
Rip Van Winkle mare, six-race maiden for Mick Halford before joining this yard and well held on this surface in a couple of starts this winter. Looks vulnerable again.
Form figures of 312 in three C&D starts, latest when going down a head last month. Not badly treated from 3lb higher now and should again go well. One of the more likely types.
Yet to hit the frame in 11 career starts but most recent starts here have shown plenty of promise. Didn't appear to get home over 1m4f last week, can be competitive back down in distance though others more likely to win.
Sole Flat success came at Wolverhampton over extended-mile in 2015. Has routinely struggled here, including last month off a 343-day layoff in first-time cheekpieces. Tongue-tie added now, others readily preferred however.
Seven-race maiden, though has shaped with promise in his two starts over this C&D previously. Capable of being involved when push comes to shove and unlikely we've seen the best of her yet.
C&D winner getting on for seven years ago with last success coming in 2015 here over 1m. Third over this trip last month (beaten 7½L) and likely aiming for similar outcome at best tonight.
Now a 23-race maiden having failed to muster a challenge 14 days ago in a C&D claimer in which he was a 100/1 chance. That was his first attempt at his trip and didn't threaten to land a blow.
Nine-race maiden well held here in two recent starts following a move from the John O'Connell yard. She wasn't disgraced over C&D in November on AW bow, though unable to get near that form in three runs since.
Switched between Paddy Prendergast and present trainer a few times without success. Beaten 15L on AW bow over C&D in November, returns from a short break now (First Reserve).
Last Year's Winner
|10||California Lad||5||9-12||6/1||Full Result|
|T: F BirraneJ: R Coakley|
Spanish Dawn (10/3), Royal Admiral (4/1), Noble Intention (9/2), Stealth (6/1), New Vocation (8/1), Yarraman (8/1), Alwarda (8/1), Dayereh (16/1), Coach Bombay (16/1), Pact Of Steel (16/1), Another Dressin (20/1), So Enjoy (20/1), Olly's Folly (33/1), Rince Deireanach (33/1), The Perch (40/1), Roses Queen (50/1), Qasser (66/1)
- Spanish Dawn
- Noble Intention
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