14:55 Limerick Sat 16 March 2019
Lightly raced Sea the Stars gelding. Showed ability first two starts but was disappointing latest at Punchestown over further. Drop back in trip may help but needs to polish up his jumping.
Third on debut in Limerick bumnper last term and promising 4th of 18 on hurdles bow here in December. Form has worked out well so has a decent chance on that evidence.
Signs of a little ability in two starts for Barry John Murphy and debuts here for new yard. Likely to be better for outing on first start since August.
Mahler gelding who has been tailed off in both starts so far and may well find the going tough once again.
Looks moderate and was tailed off on racecourse bow before pulling up when well behind last time at Thurles last month.
Shown very little to write home about in two bumpers and three outings to date over hurdles. Needs to leave that form way behind to figure here.
Fair jumps pedigree and represents top yard but hasn't shown too much in three starts so far under Rules. Is open to improvement though so a better effort is not ruled out.
Kept on dourly when third in Clonmel maiden hurdle last month and should pick up a race in due course. May find a few too good here but shouldn't be too far away.
25/1 shot but failed by just a short-head at Clonmel last time and a similar effort should take him very close at this level. Sure to be right on the premises.
Never close enough to land a blow in two starts so far but has shown some potential and it wouldn't be the biggest surprise were he to run better this time. Worth a market check.
Ran with some credit in both starts on Flat and showed promise on hurdles bow when fifth of 18 to subsequent Cheltenham Festival winer Band Of Outlaws. Still just in front when fell 2 out last time so has every chance here with a clear round.
Scorpion gelding out of an unraced down who is related to a few jumps winners. Racecourse debut here and will probably benefit from this experience.
Eight-race Flat maiden at up to 1m3f for Charles Hills. Joined current yard in January and ran well enough when fifth of 20 on second hurdles start last time at Navan under inexperienced rider. Should be up to winning a race or two.
Caught the eye on second outing when mid-division at Naas then fourth of 20 at 100/1 last time at Gowran Park. Not without chance but a little more is most likely needed.
Last Year's Winner
Aim For Glory (7/4), Big Nick (10/3), Drifting Back (9/2), Institution (7/1), Weihnachts (10/1), Montagne D'Argent (10/1), Summer Hill (12/1), Key Commander (22/1), Road Warrior (25/1), Lessofdnegativity (33/1), Glenquin Castle (33/1), Carnet De Stage (50/1), Dunbar (50/1), Western Doyen (66/1), Rio Gold (100/1), Port Sunshine (100/1), Felicity's Choice (100/1)
- Aim For Glory
- Drifting Back
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