13:50 Fairyhouse Sun 21 April 2019
Without a win in three starts including two runs since March. Yard struggling with their hurdlers in the last month, without a winner from 24 starters. Probably best watched unless market suggests otherwise.
One rated 83 on the Flat but the Camacho gelding has shown little in the way of any encouragement in three hurdle starts since February, well beaten on each occasion. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.
Only made his racecourse debut in January and has looked out of his depth in three career starts to date and it will be a similar story in this contest.
Useful 91-rated Flat handicapper who was running well in defeat over hurdles in the fall of last year. Returns from a five month lay-off but Grand National trainer/jockey combination demand respect.
Returned from a break with two sterling efforts to be placed at Gowran Park and Down Royal before the end of the year. Improved on return in February, finishing second of 18 at Limerick last month. May have to settle for a place once again.
Anabaa Blue gelding is a half-brother to fair 2m3f chase winner Djarkev. Raced keenly on debut in a Clonmel 2m bumper last month. Likely to find it tough going on hurdling debut.
Rated 95 on the Flat for Ballydoyle three years ago. Has made a promising start to hurdling career, second of 18 at Punchestown in February. Trainer had the first two home in this contest 12 months ago when Uisce Beatha led home Whatchamacallit.
93-rated handicapper for Godolphin and Saeed Bin Suroor in 2016, but sold cheaply for £2,500 in November 2017. Nothing of note in a couple of hurdle starts 12 months apart and impossible to make a case for.
Made racecourse debut in January, sent off at odds of 100/1 in each of his three maiden hurdle starts, running accordingly on each occasion. Appears to be out of his depth.
Nothing of any note in three maiden hurdle starts for trainer Noel Meade when last seen over 13 months ago. Very little to be positive about on stable debut.
Last seen over hurdles finishing second of 19 at the Galway festival in August. Trainer has a good record in this race with Voices Of Spring and Tudor City landing the spoils, while Tayto Park hit the frame for the yard in 2016.
Disappointing start to hurdles career, well beaten in two starts since February. Yard have a fine record in this contest in the last four years, winning in 2015 and with Tudor City in 2017, while the trainer hit the frame 12 months earlier.
Well backed on hurdling debut to land a Tramore 2m maiden hurdle last month but the Court Cave gelding ended up a well beaten favourite, before finishing eighth of nine, tailed off at Clonmel when last seen in September. Worth a market check.
Gelding by Dubawi out of a Montjeu mare. Cost €2,600,000 as a yearling and ran in the colours of Godolphin winning one of his eight races. Sold at Doncaster January sales for £25,000. Any market move should be noted.
By Scorpion out of a Saddlers' Hall mare, bought for €14,500 at the sales as a foal. Full-brother to multiple winner Rouge Devils. Well held on debut but still commands respect on second start.
Modest form in a number of point-to-point starts and has produced only laboured runs in a couple of starts over timber. Looks easy to oppose on return from a five month break.
Produced a bunch of inadequate runs in a summer hurdling campaign last year. Yard had the first two home in this contest 12 months ago when Uisce Beatha with today's rider led home Whatchamacallit.
Gelding by Thousand Word out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Dam unplaced over 6f to 12.8f. Unlikely to be troubling the judge anytime soon.
Running well on the Flat between April and November last year winning two of his 10 starts, hitting the frame on a further five occasions. Sole hurdle start came in in a Thurles maiden in October 2016 finishing third of seven.
Daughter of Masterofthehorse out of a Lord Americo mare. Closely related to hurdle winners Never Said That and Forever Gold. Tailed off on sole career start to date in a Navan bumper last month. Unlikely to be of interest.
Daughter of Getaway out of a Mister Lord mare. Cost €14,000 as a three-year-old. Well held in a couple of bumper starts before being sent off at odds of 100/1 on each of her two hurdle starts earlier this month, running appropriately both times.
Improved when stepping in to handicap company last month at Downpatrick following a number of dismal maiden efforts since November. Impossible to fancy against these rivals.
Achieved next to nothing in a bumper and five flat races before finishing tailed off in three career hurdle starts. Hard to fancy and plenty to prove.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin|
Mr Everest (9/10), Galilean (4/1), Batts Rock (4/1), Calicojack (9/1), Ooksoo (25/1), Monstrosity (33/1), Odds Or Evens (33/1), Ourauldman (33/1), Parabellum (33/1), My Peggy (50/1), Falkland Castle (50/1), Universal Focus (66/1), Subset (66/1), Al Sakb (66/1), Road By The River (100/1), Alcatraz (100/1), An Marcach (100/1), Gotta Getaway (100/1), Pull The Other One (100/1), Rosmarine (100/1), Ensel Du Perche (100/1), Mighty Jeremy (100/1), Important Message (100/1), Forever Smiling (100/1), Thousand Letters (100/1), Rockaway Beach (N/A), Mytermsoryours (N/A), Gray Duke (N/A)
- Mr Everest
- Batts Rock
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