14:15 Leopardstown Sun 12 May 2019
Won the Derby Trial at Leopardstown before a respectable fifth in the main event at Epsom. Beaten favourite down to this class on his final start of 2018 and returned down the field at Naas when in need of the run. Should be spot on down in trip.
Resumed 2018 to win the Gladness Stakes making it back-to-back Group 3 wins in very testing ground but only one more run when disappointing in October. Has had two runs back running a bit below his best and likely needs more rain in this company.
Group One National Stakes winner at two ran sparingly and without success at three although last two runs in Irish and English Champion Stakes. Resumed with a below par Listed fifth and could be fitter although is another who would like more rain.
Winner of his first three, the third in last year's renewal of this.. A touch below that when well tried on next three starts although quick ground may have counted against him twice. Back to his best resuming with a Listed second over the C&D.
Declaration of War colt out of a US maiden, and cost $185,000 as a yearling. Left his previous maiden form behind with a dominant success in a weak contest over this trip at Dundalk in first-time blinkers. Hard to evaluate and this is a big step up.
Havana Gold colt out of a Dalakhani mare. Won two out of three last term but was slowly away and well held on handicap and season debut at Naas. This looks a big ask. Stable also runs Hazapour and won this four times between 2010 and 2014.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes|
Hazapour (2/1), Zihba (9/4), Verbal Dexterity (7/2), Dunkirk Harbour (8/1), Psychedelic Funk (9/1), Zuenoon (16/1)
- Verbal Dexterity
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