18:10 Tramore Mon 15 April 2019
- BetVictor Proudly Supporting Irish Racing Handicap Hurdle (80-95)
- 2m 5f,
- 18 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Last seen finishing third of 11 beaten 5¾L in a Carlisle 2m3½f handicap hurdle when last seen in October. Tough and genuine sort rates a leading contender.
No impression on a number of dour hurdling efforts since December including finishing seventh of 16 beaten 11L, failing to quicken two out and looking one paced on the run-in at Limerick on Thursday. Plenty to prove at present.
Has shown glimpses of ability but last few runs have been a mixed bag, as highlighted by a 90L defeat last time out in a Wexford novice hurdle over 3m earlier this month. Hard to fancy.
Lightly raced gelding without success in five starts over hurdles though last start at Clonmel in February was a career best effort, though still beaten 22L. Well below par form looks set to continue.
Failed to build on a promising run at Limerick in December when reverting to old ways at Punchestown in February. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.
Yet to fire in four career hurdle starts since February. Yet to start a contest at odds of lower than 66/1 and the mare has run accordingly on each occasion.
Out of form and difficult to recommend on recent efforts. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to trouble the judge.
Well held on return to action at Limerick last month and has shown little aptitude in a number of previous starts over timber to be considered in this company.
Poor record in a string of starts over timber last year before winning a point-to-point contest in November. Flattered to deceive in a Cork handicap hurdle last month finishing ninth of 15. Will need to raise overall profile to play a role here.
Remains a 15-race maiden and her form has been mixed since she returned from a very long time on the sidelines in August of last year, despite a hint of promise at Thurles last month, the mare looks set to struggle again.
Career best came in a Clonmel handicap hurdle over 2m3½f in February when the mare finished second of 17 beaten a little over 3L, but the mare has struggled since and there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel just yet.
16-race maiden but two placed efforts so far both over 2m here. No impression in fourth when falling two out at this venue when last seen in January and hard to make a case for the mare in this contest.
One from 35 over the larger obstacles but the Craigsteel mare is still without a win in 12 hurdle starts. Not seen since a 49L defeat in November 2017 and unlikely to play a part in the finish here.
Winner of two of her six starts over C&D, hitting the frame on a further couple of occasions. Not seen since December but the mare could go well back here running off a 1lb lower mark than last C&D win in June.
Appeared to have a torrid time of it in a number of heavy defeats between November and December last year. Easy to look elsewhere on return from three month lay-off.
A solid run in defeat on the AW at Southwell last month was followed up by an encouraging second of 16 beaten ¾L in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle on Friday. Turned out quickly by Champion hurdle winning yard.
First Reserve: Yet to make an impression in point-to-points or in four hurdle starts, including when falling on handicap debut at Limerick on Thursday.
Second Reserve: Six-race maiden hurdler, finished fourth of seven beaten 43L on handicap debut here on Sunday. Difficult to make a case for if making the line-up.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mark FaheyJ: R A Doyle|
Amadeus (3/1), Musical Ava (9/2), Oskar High (6/1), Mlily (8/1), Ard Cregg (10/1), Madaboy Cross (10/1), Presenting Point (10/1), Sea Scorpion (12/1), Casadel Sol (14/1), Too Much To Ask (14/1), Call Of The Loon (16/1), Humble Beginings (20/1), Courtin Bb (20/1), Arizengo (25/1), Knockanora Lady (25/1), Humps And Bumps (25/1), Howitsdone (33/1), Shantelle (33/1)
- Oskar High
- Courtin Bb
Ben Linfoot had a 12/1 winner on Saturday and he has three selections for Epsom on Wednesday for their first meeting of the season.
Simon Dow goes for a hat-trick in the last race at Epsom on Wednesday and Matt Brocklebank expects Silvestre De Sousa to deliver for the local trainer.
Turgenev can make a big impression at Epsom, according to Ashley Iveson - he has a tip for every race on every card.