15:25 Sligo Sun 28 April 2019
Has failed to build on maiden hurdle win at Sligo in August with a couple of defeats at Thurles and when one paced in fourth at Down Royal last month. Return to form under Gold Cup winning jockey would not surprise.
Turned some dismal form around when landing a Downpatrick handicap hurdle off a 10lb lower mark last month on good to yielding ground over 2m3f. Likely to go well once again given the nature of his first success.
Winning point-to-pointer who was a beaten favourite on bumper debut and again on hurdling bow. Off the mark at the fourth time of asking for connections when winning at Limerick earlier this month. Should improve on handicap debut.
Just the one success over timber in 16 starts. Encouraging run in defeat at Fairyhouse earlier this month, finishing fifth of 15 over a similar trip. Liable to find one or two stronger once again.
Won over C&D as the 7/4 favourite in July off a 14lb lower mark. Has since run well in defeat as well as landing a Gowran Park handicap hurdle over a similar trip in October. May need the run on return from a hefty layoff.
Plenty to like about his second of seven beaten 2¾L in a Fairyhouse novice hurdle in February but disappointed in the soft ground at Down Royal last month, well beaten 26L. Likely to appreciate the better surface.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend|
Stay Humble (13/8), Gipsy Lee Rose (3/1), Take A Turn (7/2), The Long Mile (5/1), Cooldine Bog (11/2), Ozzie's Way (10/1), British Art (16/1), Padraic O Conaire (25/1)
- Stay Humble
- The Long Mile
- Take A Turn
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