13:40 Fairyhouse Sat 23 February 2019
By Stowaway out of an Indian Danehill mare. Cost €23,000 as a three-year-old. Promising third of 17 beaten 3L behind Rakhine State on hurdling debut and improved performance would not surprise.
Gelding by Scorpion out of a Luso who cost €12,000 as a three-year-old. Dam unraced sister to dual Thyestes chase winner Preist's Leap and to dam of staying hurdle favourite Paisley Park. Best watched on debut unless the market suggests otherwise.
Eight race maiden without a win in four starts over hurdles. Not disgraced in most recent starts hitting the frame at Gowran Park and earlier this month at Naas. Big run expected to confirm a Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' hurdle entry.
By Morozov closely related to bumper/2m5f hurdle winner Hot Whiskey N Ice. Well beaten and no impression in a couple of starts this month and is hard to enthuse over in this company.
Daughter of Jeremy bought for €21,000 as a three-year-old. Five race maiden hurdler but has to be treat with respect from a yard who have a 50% win and place strike rate at this meeting since 2015.
Off the mark at the seventh time of asking in a Punchestown bumper over 2m2f in December and bounced back from a disappointing run last month when finishing fourth of 24 at Naas over 2m3f at Naas. One of the more likely types.
Nothing of note in three career maiden hurdle starts to date and looks out of his depth in this company.
Gelding by Le Fou out of an Oscar mare. Half-brother to three winners, including useful sort Marinero and hurdler Tellthemnuttin. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut.
Last Year's Winner
Tens Or Better (4/5), Chavi Artist (11/4), Jeremys Dream (5/1), Castlebellingham (8/1), Big Tree (16/1), Farranreigh (33/1), Fou Diligence (50/1), Dubaimolly (100/1)
- Chavi Artist
- Tens Or Better
- Jeremys Dream
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