15:15 Killarney Sun 12 May 2019
The 2016 Triumph Hurdle winner bounced back to form when landing a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle last month off a 9lb lower mark following a run of 24 defeats. Pulled up before the last at the Punchestown festival over 2m4f. Quickly dropped in trip.
One from 18 over hurdles, gutsy second of 16 beaten 2½L behind Ivanovich Gorbatov last month at Fairyhouse off a 3lb lower mark. A repeat of that effort would herald another bold bid.
Improving sort who won a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in December but step up to Grade 1 company at Naas in January was too much for the Gold Well gelding. Place claims dropping in trip and grade.
Winner of four of his 14 starts over hurdles and produced an encouraging performance to finish third of 12 behind Pearl Of The West at the Punchestown festival last month. Needs another improving effort here.
Fledgling chasing career appears to have been hold following a number of disappointments. Weakened to finish fourth of 10 beaten 13L when making a slight mistake at the last in a Wexford rated hurdle last month. Will need to improve to figure.
Solid C&D form finishing in the frame in a bumper before beating Ivanovich Gorbatov a neck in August off a 9lb lower mark. Went close on latest start at Cork last month and is entitled to make the shortlist.
Winner of a handicap hurdle over C&D off a 25lb lower mark last July. The mare has continued her impressive improvement with further success at Limerick and Cork. Ran a solid race in defeat at the Punchestown festival earlier this month.
Winner of a novice handicap at Punchestown over this trip in November, seemingly doing so with a bit up his sleeve before struggling a little in handicap company when last seen the following month. Liable to find a couple stronger.
Has won three of her 11 starts over hurdles last season including a 1½L success in a Navan handicap in March. Second of 12 at Ballinrobe last month and one to consider on recent displays.
Dual scorer over hurdles an absolute model of consistency last winter until falling at Thurles in January. Fifth of 10 following a 97 day break at Wexford last month and plenty to prove in this company.
Winner in point-to-points at third time of asking and similar tale in maiden hurdles as she scored in March at Leopardstown. Has been running creditably in a couple of starts recently including a 2¾L defeat at the Punchestown festival. Shortlisted.
Winner over hurdles in France and ran well when finishing third at Ballinrobe last month before finishing fourth of 12 beaten 5¾L behind Pearl Of The West at the Punchestown festival. Likely more to come for respected connections.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power|
Lone Wolf (7/2), Lakemilan (9/2), La Sorelita (5/1), Tudor City (6/1), Getaway Katie Mai (8/1), Ejayteekay (10/1), Feeling The Love (10/1), Mitchouka (12/1), Ivanovich Gorbatov (14/1), Star Maker (16/1), Kilbarry Lilly (16/1), Arcenfete (20/1), Like An Open Book (25/1)
- Getaway Katie Mai
- Tudor City
- La Sorelita
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