14:45 Cork Thu 21 March 2019
Dual hurdles scorer caused an upset on chasing bow when winning at Gowran Park in November (beat Cheltenham Festival winner A Plus Tard). Hasn't gone on from that, but finds a decent opportunity back over timber. C&D winner on heavy going last year.
Decisive winner of a Clonmel maiden over this trip a year ago on heavy going. Can be forgiven poor finishing effort over 2m4½f at Galway in October on sole outing since and could still have plenty more to come for champion trainer.
Not seen over hurdles since spring of 2017, has been toiling in some decent handicap chases this season so far, doesn't make dramatic appeal switched back to this sphere.
Ran well in a Naas Grade 3 over timber (2m, soft to heavy) in January 2018 after joining champion trainer from France. Hasn't happened over fences this term, no forlorn chance back in this field over smaller obstacles.
Grade 3 winner over both hurdles and fences; has been shaping like a return to form may not be far away this season over fences. Impossible to rule out now back over timber.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell|
Landofhopeandglory (6/4), Dr Mikey (7/4), Dolciano Dici (9/2), Poly Rock (8/1), Avenir D'Une Vie (12/1)
- Poly Rock
- Dr Mikey
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