16:50 Gowran Park Sat 16 February 2019
Point winner who has been placed in successive bumpers, going very close when last seen at Punchestown (2m2f, good). Likely to be a leading player again here.
Best effort was in a Naas bumper (2m, yielding) in December, when 11½L third. Below that level at Punchestown last time, but can't rule her out if back to that better form.
Was 16½L fourth on debut at Punchestown in a bumper last month. That was a respectable first effort, on which she can improve, and she will need a significant amount of that to win this time.
Won a point at the second attempt last May. 66-1 and well beaten on debut under rules in a Naas maiden hurdle in December. Lots more needed.
2nd foal. Half-sister to bumper/2m3f-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Dont Kick Nor Bite. Dam unraced sister to point winner Dandad's Lucy. Looks one to watch on debut.
Not without promise on debut, but on the slide since then and hard to fancy in this field.
Has produced three similar efforts in bumpers so far, showiing promise on each occasion. Drops in trip for this contest, but should be competitive.
Not devoid of promise in two bumper runs, though her 16L second last time was no improvement on her debut effort. Plenty more needed.
Placed in a couple of points last year and ran well on debut, when 2L fifth in a Limerick bumper in December. Should come on for that and she could again be a leading player here.
50-1 but made a very promising debut when 18½L fourth at Punchestown in November. Needs to build on that, but every chance that she can, and be a contender this time.
€10,500 F, €17,000 3yo. First foal Twice-raced dam half-sister to useful 2m5f-3m hurdle/chase winner Royal Player and useful 7f-1m4f Flat/2m-2m1f hurdle/chase winner Pires. Nice enough pedigree. Market check suggested.
3-1 favourite but beaten 10L on debut in a 2m2f Punchestown bumper in December. Should come on for that, and could finish much closer this time.
Beaten favourite on her sole start in a point-to-point in December and not sure what sort of pace she will have for a race such as this.
Raced keenly on debut when 6-1 and beaten 18½L in a Fairyhouse bumper in October. Not devoid of promise there, and may be capable of a fair bit better this time.
Has run well in two of her three starts, being beaten just 1L in a Limerick bumper last time. Looks more than capable of making a significant impact on this race.
100-1 and well held on debut in a Clonmel maiden hurdle last month. Half-sister to an AW Flat winner over 1m3f, so this drop in trip might suit, but plenty more needed.
Ninth foal; sister to bumper/high class 2m-2m5f hurdle/chase winner Simonsig. Half-sister to three other winners (all including bumpers). Dam also won a bumper. Eyecatching pedigree and could make a good debut.
First foal. Dam unraced half-sister to bumper/top-class 2m-3m hurdle (inc Champion Hurdle) winner Faugheen out of unraced half-sister to 2m1f-2m6f chase winner Trotsky. Lovely pedigree, and no surprise to see a decent debut effort.
Second foal. Sister to 1m winner Swaffham Bulbeck. Dam 1m4f winner, out of maiden granddaughter of smart GB/US 7f-1m3f winner Pass A Glance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C ByrnesJ: Mr R Deegan|
Daylight Katie (5/2), Etincelle Lioterie (4/1), Rare Deal (7/1), Miss Cedille (8/1), Lunch In Adare (10/1), Golden Glory (12/1), High Viz (12/1), Sweettowatch (12/1), Simonsfleur (16/1), Embracincurvacious (16/1), Shantou Bay (20/1), Roxys Holly (25/1), Russell In Gold (25/1), Dylan Rock (25/1), Farney Villa (25/1), Barangarou (25/1), Eversosaucy (33/1), Allure Of Light (33/1), Kashmir Wilde (50/1), Flamin Aimee (50/1), Above Lixnaw (50/1), Sabichi (50/1)
- Golden Glory
- Miss Cedille
- Daylight Katie
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