17:15 Limerick Sat 16 March 2019
Sprang a 12/1 surprise when winning at Ballinrobe 11 months ago but has long absence to overcome and penalty to concede to most of his rivals. Remains a fascinating contender though.
Cost a massive £225,000. Third in listed bumper on Rules debut to subsequent star performer Envoi Allen. Won next time at Fairyhouse before disappointing sixth in Grade 2 last time This looks much easier.
Flemensfirth gelding out of dam who showed little on the racecourse. Shrewd yard can never be overlooked but this fellow may need more time.
Showed little in one start in a point-to-point and likely to find quite a few too good for him on this first outing under Rules.
French bred gelding whose dam is from the family of useful chaser Or Jaune. Yard does well at this track (15 winners over last five seasons) so definitely worth a market check for any sign of confidence.
Not disgraced and noted keeping on steadily into seventh on racecourse bow in Punchestown bumper last month. Shrewd handler much respected.
Strategic Prince gelding making late racecourse bow at the age of seven. Related to five winners on Flat, most at up to a mile, so stamina may porve an Achilles heel.
On terms when fell 4 out in maiden hurdle at Roscommon in October. Absent since and switched to a bumper so confidence may have been dented by that tunble. Appears to have some ability though.
Better effort on second start when midfield in Gowran Park bumper last time but looks sort to need a little more time and may do better once facing a set of hurdles.
Presenting mare who showed ability when fourth in Fairyhouse bumper on debut. That was back in October 2017 so has probably had issues since then. Market should indicate what is expected this time.
Last Year's Winner
Run Wild Fred (11/10), Bois De Clamart (5/2), Better Be Alright (7/1), Uisce Solas (8/1), Onawingandaprayer (14/1), Even Flight (25/1), Cappamurra (25/1), Roxys Holly (33/1), Sicario Jack (66/1), Bonarc (66/1)
- Run Wild Fred
- Bois De Clamart
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