Sunday 12 May 2019
Killarney Outlook Publications Handicap Chase (0-102)
2m 4f 180y | Good | 8 Runners | Turf
Off time: 17:00 | Winning time: 5m 17.2s
Nothing of note in a couple of beginners contests to date. Worth a market check on handicap debut representing a yard with a 37% win and place strike rate at this meeting in the last four years.
Has hit the frame on a couple of occasions in nine starts over the larger obstacles. Finished third of 10 in a recent hunter chase at Cork last month. More needed but not easily dismissed.
Runner-up at Downpatrick last August, but no further progress over fences, and needs to step up on latest fourth of 9 to Sizing Rome in handicap at Thurles when last seen in March. Tough to see where improvement is coming from to win this.
First time cheekpieces fitted for first time with the Flemensfirth gelding due to go up 3lb in future. Worthy of a market check from a yard who are three from 13 boasting a 54% win and place strike rate at this meeting since 2015.
Eight-rce maiden over fences appeared to had tidied up her jumping technique when finishing second of eight in a Limerick handicap chase last month. One to consider.
Wexford hurdle winner in September has been out of sorts lately including a 44L defeat at Limerick last month. Plenty more needed on handicap chase debut.
Modest 92-rated handicap hurdler who has shown little aptitude in three previous chase starts to be considered in this company on handicap debut.
Below-par 82-rated handicap hurdler who has ran out of gas from the front on a couple of career starts over the larger obstacles. Expected to lead again and slim claims of hanging on for a place.
Celebrity Status (9/2), Ballybrowney Walk (9/2), Holly Flight (5/1), Dundeedy Lad (5/1), Takemeback (5/1), Cerealice (8/1), Smithscorner (8/1), Thatbeatsbanagher (10/1), Whoyakodding (14/1), Taboo (20/1)
- Ballybrowney Walk
- Holly Flight