17:25 Ballinrobe Fri 12 April 2019
€190,000 purchase at sales last year after winning in France. Only got as far as the fourth in a Wexford maiden hurdle earlier this month as the even money favourite. Leading claims for respected connections.
Better form in three starts for the Robin Des Champs gelding came last summer when finishing third of 10 beaten ¾L over C&D. Needs to improve from disappointing run at Thurles last month following a seventh month break.
Winner of a maiden point-to-point but has done little in three hurdle starts over a variety of distances since December. Form doesn't warrant support here.
Mustameet gelding out of a Kayf Tara mare. Cost €5,000 as a foal and is a half-brother to bumper winner Rock On Rosie. Beaten 60L on debut in a Navan bumper last month. More needed here.
Running well in defeat in a number of bumper efforts since November. Racing in rear on hurdling debut in a Wexford maiden earlier this month when brought down at the fourth flight. Market likely to be the best guide.
Useful point-to-point figures and ran well in defeat on debut in a Wetherby 2m bumper on stable bow last month finishing fourth of nine. Worth a market check on hurdling introduction.
Improved on dismal debut run at Naas when finishing fourth of 14 beaten 32L in a Cork maiden hurdle last month over 2m4f. Possibly best watched unless the market suggests otherwise.
Kept on dourly when third in Clonmel maiden hurdle in February over 2m3f on good ground before unseating rider two out when tailed off in a Limerick maiden hurdle last month. Plenty to prove at present.
One pace third of 14 beaten 13½L in a Wexford maiden hurdle over 2m4f on yielding ground earlier this month. No surprise to see plenty of improvement for respected connections.
Unable to build on shock Leopardstown win at Killarney when fifth of 10 in July before finishing 10th of 12 beaten over 12L at Gowran Park in September on his final start on the level for trainer Jim Bolger. Hurdling debut.
Cost 230,000 gns as a yearling and made a winning debut as a two-year-old when in the hands of trainer Roger Varian. Missed intended hurdle debut last month with a stone bruise. Market possibly the best guide on stable bow.
67-rated handicapper on the Flat for this yard but has failed to spark in a couple of maiden hurdle starts to date. Possibilities of improvement without troubling the judge.
Milan gelding out of a Beneficial mare. Closely related to 2m2f bumper winner Active Force. Unlikely to be making any waves on racecourse debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P RyanJ: T N Brett|
Defy De Mee (4/6), Cenotice (4/1), Lethal Steps (6/1), The Last Emperor (14/1), Kolumbus (14/1), World Stage (16/1), Odds Or Evens (25/1), Eazi Beazi (25/1), Lord Schnapps (28/1), Summer Hill (33/1), Aonghus Song (33/1), Fallen Forest (33/1), Generator City (50/1), Our Dark Horse (50/1), Youmakeityoutakeit (66/1), Signing Off (80/1), Bannow Breeze (100/1), Western Doyen (100/1)
- Lethal Steps
- Defy De Mee
- The Last Emperor
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