15:10 Limerick Sun 17 March 2019
Struggled in three bumpers and pulled up on sole point-to-point start in January. Looks up against on debut over hurdles.
Multiple point-to-point winner and followed up a couple of placed efforts in bumpers with a good second in a 2m7f contest on hurdling debut at Navan (yielding) in December. One to note on this occasion.
Dual bumper winner and placed in two Grade 1 contests in that sphere last spring including over an extended 2m at Punchestown (yielding) in April. One for the shortlist for a top yard on hurdling debut.
Winner of two races on the AW at Dundalk last month and finished runner-up in a handicap over 1m4f off a mark of 88 there last time out. Previously held in hurdles but likely capable of better.
Good 13L second in a small field 2m6f maiden hurdle at Down Royal (good) in November but below that form when beaten 30L at Navan (2m7f, yielding) the following month. Represents a top yard on return from a break.
Bumper winner and shown ability in two starts over hurdles to date. More needed stepping up in trip than showed in finishing sixth in a 2m maiden hurdle at Navan (yielding) a month ago.
Good 4L third in a big field maiden hurdle at Naas (2m3f, yielding) on debut in January. Early casualty in a Grade 3 event subsequently and interesting to see how he performs.
Improved on bumper debut when finishing sixth in a maiden hurdle at Limerick (2m6f, soft) in December. Changed yards since and more needed if he's to take this event.
Struggled in four maiden hurdle starts so far most recently when beaten 113L at Gowran Park (soft) earlier this month. Others make more appeal.
Signs of ability in two completed starts in point-to-point company in 2016 but finished well beaten at Thurles (good) last month. on his Rules debut following a long absence. Probably best watched at present.
Placed in his last four hurdles including off a mark of 116 in a 3m handicap event on soft ground here in December. Beaten 1L over an extended 2m6f at Thurles (good) subsequently and another bold show likely.
Decent effort when seventh in a bumper at Cork (soft) on debut in January but struggled on hurdles debut subsequently. Others hold stronger claims.
Heavy ground bumper winner in April last year and improved on hurdles debut when finishing fourth at Navan (2m4f, yielding) in January. Wears a tongue tie for the first time.
Beaten 137L when finishing 18th of 20 in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Punchestown (good) on debut last month. Others make more appeal.
Unseated rider here on debut and jumping errors when finishing well beaten in a maiden hurdle at Thurles (good-to-yielding) recently. Probably best watched at present.
Three time AW winner has placed on two of his three starts over hurdles most recently when 15L third in a big field contest at Naas (2m, good) last month. Of interest stepping up in distance.
Last Year's Winner
Carefully Selected (1/3), Captain Cj (11/2), Spyglass Hill (8/1), Where Eagles Dare (11/1), Sky Marshal (16/1), Lord Schnitzel (20/1), Diamond Turf (20/1), Chess Grand Master (20/1), Glamorgan Duke (20/1), Atlantic Shore (20/1), Dumhach Thra (33/1), Spoken For (33/1), Erinyes (50/1), Smokin' Vinnie (100/1), Vipers Nest (100/1), Need For Gold (100/1), Mixed Virtue (100/1), Askthekerryheadman (100/1), Antigua Son (100/1)
- Carefully Selected
- Captain Cj
- Spyglass Hill
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