13:55 Cork Sat 20 April 2019
Newcomer by Zoffany cost €60,000 as a yearling and is a half-brother to a 10f AW winner. Won a Dundalk 7f maiden on the AW as a strong favourite when last seen in November. Market possibly the best guide on return.
Promising debut at the Curragh last season not really built on that run since but kept on under hands and heels inside the final furlong on seasonal debut in a Leopardstown 7f handicap on stable debut earlier this month. Worth a market check.
€38,000 foal by Zoffany and related to three winning sprinters. Will have disappointed connections in four career starts to date including on seasonal debut earlier this month at Leopardstown.
Showcasing filly, cost £55,000 as a yearling and £100,000 as a Breeze-up purchase. Running well in defeat towards the end of last season and must come in to consideration on seasonal bow with yard in good shape.
Form looks a lot better on turf than it is on the AW. Fourth of 18 beaten 4¼L behind I Am Superman on return to action this season at Leopardstown over 7f earlier this month. Likely to improve and worth considering.
By Footstepsinthesand out of a Dylan Thomas mare. Five-race maiden on the AW at Dundalk since making his debut in November. Market likely to reveal expectations on turf introduction.
By Lawman cost 10,000gns as a foal and €34,000 as a yearling. Came from three races on the AW at Dundalk to finish down the field in a Leopardstown 7f handicap beaten over 10L earlier this month. More needed but yard coming in to form.
€5,000 yearling eventually cost £30,000 as a two-year-old. Dragon Pulse filly out of an Invincible Spirit filly. Landed a Gowran Park maiden on debut in July over 7f. Beaten since but could be of interest on handicap debut. Yard in good form.
Vocalised colt, full-brother to juvenile winner over 7f and two more winners including a Listed winner as a juvenile over 1m1f. Running well in defeat in two starts since February, with market likely to be the best guide in this contest.
Solid and consistent in a number of starts last season including a win in a 7f Gowran Park two-year-old handicap in October. Not beaten far in two subsequent starts before the end of term and looks an exciting prospect for this campaign.
€22,000 purchase from the first crop of Ruler Of The World out of an unraced dam who has produced an AW winner from her first two foals. Needs to improve from three juvenile starts, but yard in good shape currently.
Tamayuz filly hinted at potential on debut for Brian Meehan at Sandown last season despite running greenly but couldn't make significant strides next up at Goodwood and Newbury. Looks an interesting recruit for leading yard.
Roderic O'connor colt. Dam was a maiden. Picked up for relatively small money. Third of eight outrunning odds of 100/1 on return to action last month on the AW at Dundalk. Well held on three starts on turf last season and easy to look elsewhere.
Modest 57-rated handicapper for trainer Robbie Osborne but moving to a new location has certainly assisted the development of the Famous Name gelding, running well on debut before winning over C&D earlier this month off an 11lb lower mark.
€12,000 as a foal. Zoffany gelding out of a Spectrum mare. Four-race maiden backed to go well on the AW at Dundalk on Sunday but once again disappointed connections. Has work to do on current form.
Colt by Bungle Inthejungle out of a Nashwan mare. Cost €10,000 as a yearling. Improved on a couple of disappointing starts when finishing third of 14 beaten 1/2L in a bunch finish in November before disappointing again when last seen in January.
Exceed and Excel, her dam has produced multiple winners including at Group-race level. Improved on first couple of career starts when finishing second of 12 beaten 2½L in a Dundalk 1m maiden on the AW when last seen in February. More needed.
Exchange Rate filly out of a US dam related to Graded winners. Deservedly off the mark in September winning over 7f in a Fairyhouse claimer. Beaten since but one of the more intriguing contenders on seasonal debut.
Last Year's Winner
Pensylvania Avenue (9/4), The Names Jock (7/2), Isotope (7/1), Harvest Bow (14/1), Dragon Roll (14/1), It's Not Too Late (14/1), Royal Canford (14/1), Bodhicitta (16/1), Eyeoweyou (20/1), Pepperoni Pete (20/1), Lady Cedar (20/1), Munaajaat (20/1), Scotts Honor (20/1), Jered Maddox (20/1), Jungle Jungle (25/1), Syrena (25/1), Only The Brave (33/1), Early Voice (33/1), Magic Shuffle (40/1), Aaron Boy (50/1), Nakakande (50/1)
- Pensylvania Avenue
- The Names Jock
- Harvest Bow
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