17:35 Gowran Park Sun 5 May 2019
Showed promise on both runs when trained by Mick Halford but beaten at odds-on as favourite on stable debut and reappearance. May have failed to stay over 1m2f subsequently at Cork but was still disappointing and questions to answer now.
6lb higher than win last season but suited by cut and was forced wide for most of the contest here on his reappearance over 7f and then was running on again over the same trip at Cork. Worth another try at this trip and a leading hope.
Modest 58-rated handicapper for trainer Karl Burke last season. Came good at the seventh attempt in a minor Chepstow handicap before a heavy defeat in a Ripon seller. Tailed off on Irish and stable debut and best watched.
Third at Navan in June last year but followed that with two poor runs at Listowel and Galway. Suited by juice in the ground but questions to answer now on reappearance and others more reliable.
Big Bad Bob filly cost €15,000 as a yearling, half-sister to multiple winners. Lost her way in two starts for previous yard following promising debut but better on stable debut and reappearance. Improvement still needed and drop in trip a question.
Sole win came in a Cork handicap on heavy ground a year ago, and now 4lb lower in the weights. Not disgraced in two runs this season and although more needed, the drop in trip should help and conditions suit.
Just the one win from 21 Flat runs, scoring at Thurles in October over a mile on good to firm ground. Step back up in trip should be a bonus but much more requited on two poor runs this year and better ground preferred.
Maiden of 16 races and with third trainer already. Regressed at the end of last season and hasn't shown any signs of a turnaround in form in two starts this campaign.
Both career victories have come on testing ground and now 6lb lower than the last of them albeit back in September 2017. Went close at Dundalk in both starts in April this year and better suited by these conditions so could be involved.
Sole win came on yielding ground at Killarney last year and now 12lb lower. Three runs this season haven't been up to scratch and will need to improve to figure.
20 race maiden under all codes and just two thirds from 14 on the Flat. Best run of three for new stable this season came over this trip but still much more needed and proving inconsistent.
A surprise winner of and an extended 6f handicap at Cork in May last year but has only run close to that level once in five starts since. Unproved at this far and probably one to watch on reappearance.
Yet to place in seven starts since when unfancied on each occasion and hasn't really threatened at getting involved as of yet. Remains hard to make a case for.
Sole win came on the AW at Dundalk and although that was off this current turf mark, she has looked better on a synthetic surface. More needed from three starts this year and is proving hard to predict.
Veteran is an infrequent winner with only two successes from 49 starts on the Flat. Has fallen to a very low mark and suited by these conditions as a former C&D winner with both runs this year suggesting he holds place possibilities.
Last Year's Winner
All The Mollies (5/2), Solomons Seal (7/2), Punches Pious (8/1), Texas Radio (8/1), Ojinjintka (10/1), Marmalade N Toast (10/1), Lunastar (10/1), Fast On (10/1), Althib (12/1), Elzaa (16/1), Razoul (16/1), Footstepsintime (20/1), Gloria Thrillo (20/1), Phoenix Lightning (20/1), Feeling Easy (25/1), Raise The Tempo (25/1), Jenoow (28/1), Lady Scathach (33/1)
- Solomons Seal
- All The Mollies
- Marmalade N Toast
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