15:40 Limerick Sun 17 March 2019
Fair efforts in defeat of late including when 22L fourth over 2m4f at Gowran Park (soft) earlier this month. Races off a mark 3lb lower than for his latest success.
Bumper and point-to-point winner showed ability in three starts in maiden hurdles. Returning from a break here and is worth a check in the market on handicap debut.
Promising eighth in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown (2m4f, good-to-yielding) in December but failed to build on that in two subsequent starts including on handicap debut last month.
Three time hurdle winner but struggled on stable debut in January when returning from a lengthy absence. Wears cheekpieces for the first time.
Decent effort in finishing 2L third in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (good-to-yielding) last time out. Interesting to see how he fares following a 1lb rise in the weights.
Decent third in a maiden hurdle at Cork (2m4f, soft-to-heavy) 12 months ago and drop in trip should suit on handicap debut following a disappointing effort over 3m there the following month.
Good third in a 2m handicap hurdle at Tramore (soft) in January. Pulled up over fences subsequently and should be suited by this return to hurdling.
Placed on both starts since joining this stable including in a 2m4f chase at Cork (soft) in early January. Races off a mark 3lb higher than when beaten a neck over 2m3f here in December.
Signs of ability when sixth in a 2m4f maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse (yielding) in January. Well beaten on handicap debut last time out however and others hold stronger claims.
Wore cheekpieces (retained) for the first time when well held over 3m at Punchestown (good) in January. Given a break since and more needed on this occasion.
Ran well to finish third in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Navan (yielding) in January. Drop in trip should suit having seemingly failed to stay 3m at Punchestown (good) subsequently.
Handicap hurdle winner on yielding ground at Naas (2m3f) in December and followed that up with a couple of decent efforts in defeat. Well beaten on most recent start however and needs to put that effort behind him.
Placed in a maiden hurdle last May and a point-to-point in December. No show over hurdles in recent starts however and others make more appeal.
Failed to figure in five starts over hurdles so far including in handicap company the last twice. Probably best watched stepping up in distance.
Maiden point-to-point winner on soft-to-heavy ground in October 2017. Absent since finishing well beaten at Fairyhouse in a handicap hurdle the following month.
Promising 12L sixth in a C&D handicap hurdle on soft ground when making his seasonal debut in December. Worth a check in the market.
Early casualty at Gowran Park last weekend but had finished fourth twice prior to that including over an extended 2m6f at Thurles (good) last month. Third reserve.
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