18:15 Dundalk Fri 15 March 2019
Has a win and a place from three starts over C&D including a success in January off a 7lb lower mark. Ran well in defeat since but looks a progressive type and is shortlisted here.
One from 14 over C&D hitting the frame on a further six occasions including a 1L defeat behind Sheisdiesel when headed narrowly inside the final furlong. Should be among the leading players.
Just squeezed Carried out of second place when finishing 2¼L behind Sheisdiesel over C&D last month. May have to settle for a place again racing 11lb higher than last winning mark.
Won his only start over C&D in April last year off a 25lb lower mark. Possibly needed the run earlier this month. Yard have a good record here in the last three years boasting a 55% win and place strike rate in the month of March.
Finished third of nine beaten 2L on his only start here over 1m4f in May. Off the mark next time at the sixth time of asking when landing a Leopardstown handicap off a 3lb lower mark. Beaten since but one to watch in the market.
Thrice-raced maiden for Roger Varian in Britain, offering something to work on. Nothing in three starts for current connections including a couple of starts over C&D when well beaten since the turn of the year. Easy to look elsewhere.
Usually seen to better effect over 1m4f here on the AW. Finished fifth of 11 beaten 3¾L over C&D in January when never troubling the leaders looking a little one paced. Strong place claims in this company.
Winner of a 1m handicap here last month off a 4lb lower mark when running on to lead inside the final furlong holding on well in the end to fend off the fast finishing Lachet.
Belatedly off the mark in a C&D handicap off a 7lb lower mark in January, beating Mcguigan 1½L. Was never going when stepped up in trip later in the month but holds each way claims back at this trip.
Last Year's Winner
Alhajjaj (11/4), Alcander (4/1), Ciao (9/2), Waterboy (5/1), Masalai (6/1), Carried (11/1), Ragtime Red (12/1), Rockfish (14/1), Pivotal Man (40/1)
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