14:00 Thurles Thu 21 February 2019
C&D winner that has been struggling to find his peak form this winter. Takes a drop in grade here however which makes him a player. Best form comes with give in the ground which is a slight concern.
Jumping has always been a bit of an issue but put it all together when winning comfortably in a beginners chase at Fairyhouse last month. This is a deeper contest but a repeat of that effort should see him bang there.
Has returned from more than two years off to commence chasing career at eight-years-old. Run two very good races in beginners' company behind a couple of smart ones. Doesn't have much to find to play a major role here.
Grade 3 winner over both hurdles and fences; has been shaping like a return to form may not be far away of late but would need to be back to very best to be winning this. Not ruled out in a tight contest all the same.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power|
Real Steel (10/11), Moon Over Germany (3/1), Landofhopeandglory (4/1), Jett (7/1), De Plotting Shed (7/1)
- Real Steel
- Moon Over Germany
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