19:40 Killarney Mon 13 May 2019
Winner of six of his 27 starts over fences with a fair number of those wins coming over Cross-Country and Banks' courses. Won this race in 2017 and finished third last year. Needs a career best to win but obviously loves this track.
Series of disappointing displays before defying odds of 25-1 to win a quite valuable novices' handicap chase over 3m at Navan last month. Brought down on latest outing when travelling well in valuable event at Punchestown. One to consider.
Not been in the best of form and it would be a surprise if he can get competitive off his current mark.
Won this contest last year and takes part on only a slightly higher handicap mark. Capable of scoring again if putting his last run behind him (pulled up in valuable Naas contest).
Cross Country specialist who rarely fails to run his race. Slowly falling down the handicap but might not be necessarily suited by this track.
Useful sort that found only Dounikos too strong in the Grand National trial in February but has struggled badly over the larger obstacles at Naas, Fairyhouse and Punchestown since. Looks a tall order on overall form.
Good second in the Munster National but below-par next time at Navan before missing most of the season. Last of eight on return last month at Limerick though put in an improved effort at Punchestown latest. Needs to improve again to win.
Beaten quite a long way when finishing in mid-division in the 3m2f Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Pulled up time last out over shorter than ideal trip. Place chances off this mark.
Off the mark over the larger obstacles at the fourth time of asking when bagging a Fairyhouse beginners contest in March by 2L. Well held in novice company since and this step up in trip is an unknown.
Seems to be running into form and his effort last time out (despite being hampered) was solid. Looks to be on a fair handicap mark and should run a big race if suited by this track.
Runs well at this track and showed some useful form at the backend of last year finishing 2nd at Fairyhouse over an inadequate trip. Should be ready to run his race and has a solid each-way chance.
Not guaranteed to stay this trip but has some useful bits and pieces of form throughout his career. Poor run latest start and others preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P RyanJ: Rachael Blackmore|
Walk To Freedom (7/2), Uisce Beatha (9/2), Swingbridge (7/1), Josies Orders (7/1), Consharon Boy (7/1), Scoir Mear (8/1), Auvergnat (9/1), Na Trachtalai Abu (9/1), Ah Littleluck (9/1), Battling Spirit (10/1), Icantsay (11/1), The Gatechecker (14/1), Wishmoor (25/1)
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