16:30 Navan Mon 18 March 2019
Put a run of three non-completions behind him when winning by 6L in a C&D handicap chase on yielding-to-soft ground last time out. Notable runner despite a 5lb rise in the weights.
Finished third in 2m4f handicap chases here the last twice. Didn't convince stamina wise on his sole 3m start over hurdles. Has won here in the past.
Placed over fences last season but has finished well beaten on all five chase starts this campaign. Market support would be notable on this occasion.
Placed in a 2m4f novice chase at Fairyhouse (good) in January but struggled in two starts subsequently. Cheekpieces tried for the first time.
Finished in the first two on all five starts since returning to fences. Successful over an extended 3m1f at Punchestown (good) in January and is one for the shortlist off a 10lb higher mark.
Chase winner on yielding ground over 2m4f at Down Royal in December and a faller late on when holding strong claims subsequently. Well beaten the last twice over and needs to return to form to take this contest.
Recorded a first chase win when taking a 3m handicap chase at Naas (good) last time out. Raised 11lb for that victory and is one for the shortlist on this occasion.
Running well in defeat of late including when third in a novices' handicap chase over 2m4f at Naas (good) last time out. Blinkers worn for the first time that day are retained.
Decent third over an extended 2m7f in a novice chase at Clonmel (good) last month. Interesting to see how he fares on just his second handicap start.
Best effort over fences came when finishing second in a novice event over an extended 2m7f at Clonmel (good) last time out. Visor worn for the first time on handicap debut.
Placed twice from three starts over fences and finished a fair fourth over 2m at Down Royal (yielding) in January. Given a break since and step back up in trip in his favour on handicap debut.
Broke his maiden over fences when winning by 7L over an extended 2m6f at Punchestown (good) in January. Returning from a break and is an interesting runner stepping up slightly in trip on handicap debut.
Struggled in four chase starts in 2016 and it was a similar story when 47L fifth at Naas (2m, yeilding-to-soft) on return to fences recently. This trip looks more suitable switched to handicaps.
Successful in a 3m1f handicap chase at Fairyhouse (yielding) in January. Good third in an amateur riders contest subsequently and is a notable runner off a low weight.
Last Year's Winner
Young Paddymc (11/2), Mon Lino (11/2), Tell Me Annie (8/1), Kayf Thou (8/1), Russian Bill (9/1), Stowaway Forever (9/1), Stoneford (9/1), Se Mo Laoch (10/1), Agent Boru (12/1), Monotype (14/1), Exactoris (16/1), Lilshane (16/1), Scoir Mear (25/1), Getaway Kid (25/1)
- Se Mo Laoch
- Mon Lino
- Kayf Thou
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