18:30 Ballinrobe Fri 12 April 2019
Has failed to add a further victory to that attained on hurdling debut at Gowran Park in September 2017 in six starts since. Ran well at the same course in February but disappointed at Naas latest last month. Worth another chance.
Well beaten on each of his three starts for current connections since leaving Noel Meade (£43,000 purchase) this winter. Switches back to hurdles here following a 29L defeat in a Fairyhouse chase in February. Looks a tall order on form shown.
A winner over 3m, at Bellewstown in the summer but has lost his way since then and his recent completion rate is off-putting. Last of 10 tailed off beaten 64L at Thurles last month. Others hold stronger profiles.
Victorious in a 20 runner Tipperary maiden hurdle, good ground last summer before disappointing in novice company when something clearly amiss, pulling up three out at Galway when last seen in July. Likely to be popular in the market on handicap bow
Three from 36 in a career mostly spent over hurdles, winning his last contest at Clonmel in December 2017 off a 2lb lower mark. Best checked in the market taking such a significant step up in trip.
Still going well in a Kilarney 2m6f handicap hurdle before falling three out when last seen in August. Can go well when fresh but plenty of danger attached on return after seven months.
Winner of one of his six starts over timber, successful on handicap debut at Cheltenham over two years ago when in the care of trainer Harry Fry. Looked a little overwhelmed on stable debut in a Cross Country chase at Punchestown in February.
Not disgraced in a number of maiden hurdle starts but has appeared to struggle in a couple of handicap contests since November including finishing eighth of 14 beaten over 18L in a Fairyhouse 2n4f handicap hurdle when last seen in February.
Winner of a 2m½f hurdle in May at this venue, landing the odds at a price of 50/1. Hasn't looked as good in a number of hurdle starts since until catching the eye at Limerick last month. Worth a market check.
Won a weak maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse early last year, but didn't progress afterwards. Has failed to complete in two of his last three starts since the turn of the year. Possibly best watched unless market suggests otherwise.
Steady progress was confirmed as the Daylami gelding landed a Limerick novice hurdle over 2m on yielding ground in November. Well held 56L when last seen in December on soft ground. Others make more appeal on handicap debut.
Winner for trainer Willie Mullins last season but has shown little or no signs of ability in four dismal efforts for current connections. Vast improvement needed to figure.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Brian M McMahonJ: P T Enright|
West Coast Time (5/2), Lucky Icon (5/1), Maeve's Choice (6/1), Young Dev (6/1), Gagas Horse (7/1), Lizzies Champ (8/1), Shoulda Lied (8/1), Best Behavior (10/1), Killaro Boy (12/1), Wounded Warrior (14/1), Killacolla (14/1), Behind Time (16/1), Drumacoo (16/1), Draycott Place (16/1), Dorans River (25/1), Admiral Brian (25/1), Seskinane (25/1), Sonny B (25/1), Force Of Forces (33/1)
- West Coast Time
- Shoulda Lied
- Lizzies Champ
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