17:25 Limerick Sun 17 March 2019
Winner of this race last year and ran well on return to action when finishing runner-up in a 3m handicap hurdle on soft ground here in December. Races off a 7lb higher mark on his return to fences.
Well held in a handicap chase at Galway (soft) in October and pulled up at Fairyhouse (3m1f, good) on his only start since. Visor replaces the blinkers worn in recent starts.
Good second in a small field at Clonmel (2m4f, good) at the end of last month. Well beaten in a valuable handicap chase at Leopardstown (good-to-yielding) subsequently however.
Pulled up on seasonal debut in a handicap hurdle at Gowran Park (2m4f, soft) in January. Races off a 10lb lower mark here and market support would be notable for a shrewd stable.
Good second, beaten 4L in a 2m7f handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (good-to-yielding) in November. Held in two subsequent starts however and more needed on this occasion.
Won and placed over hurdles and fences last season but below that form in two starts this campaign. Making his first appearance since pulling up in a handicap hurdle over 3m on soft ground here in December.
Impressive 11L winner of a maiden hunter chase over an extended 2m6f on yielding-to-soft ground here in December. Well held in a point-to-point subsequently and is interesting on handicap debut.
Failed to complete on his two most recent starts including when pulled up in a 3m handicap chase at Down Royal (yielding) last time out. Market support would be notable with a top jockey in the saddle.
Course winner, unseated rider in a novice chase over an extended 2m6f here at the end of December. Making her handicap debut here off a mark 4lb lower than when winning over hurdles last May.
Maiden hurdle winner on good-to-yielding going over 2m3f here in November. Made a winning handicap over fences at Tramore (heavy) subsequently and is one to note having finished a good fourth over an extended 2m5f there the following month.
Fair 17L fourth over an extended 2m6f on yielding-to-soft ground at Limerick in December. Failed to build on that at Cork (2m4f, soft) subsequently however and others hold stronger claims.
Ended 2018 with a heavy defeat over an extended 3m at Roscommon (yielding-to-soft) in May. Making his seasonal debut here and interesting to see how he performs.
Beaten 42L when finishing tenth in a 2m4f handicap hurdle on yielding going at Gowran Park last month. Worth a check in the market having finished in this race 12 months ago.
Promising 23L fifth in a novice chase over an extended 2m6f on seasonal debut here in December. Cheekpieces worn when rider lost irons at Thurles (heavy) in December 2017 return for this event.
Course winner finished a decent fourth in a small field 2m1f handicap chase at Leopardstown (soft) earlier this month. Step up in distance no issue and top jockey booked to ride.
Placed over 3m1f at Wexford (soft) in May last year but not reproduced that form in two starts this campaign. Probably best watched on this occasion.
Last Year's Winner
Rocky's Silver (4/1), Castafiore Park (5/1), Cappacurry Zak (5/1), Glorious Galway (7/1), The Ballyboys (7/1), Witness Of Fashion (7/1), Nicole's Milan (8/1), Clontarf (11/1), Spancil Hill (14/1), Red River Gold (14/1), Alto Esqua (14/1), Flynsini (16/1), Simple Steps (20/1), Capture The Drama (20/1), Rightback Atya (33/1), He Rock's (33/1), Asitsohappens (33/1), Tj Goodtymes (50/1)
- Rocky's Silver
- Cappacurry Zak
- The Ballyboys
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