20:20 Killarney Tue 14 May 2019
Won on Flat debut for Ger Lyons last spring before joining current yard. Third of six at Gowran Park over 1m6f last month and one for the shortlist.
One from six, winning at the fourth time of asking in a Leopardstown handicap last August. Struggled in a couple of subsequent runs but can be forgiven when outclassed in a Group 3 contest at Naas in September. Not easily dismissed.
Classy Grade 1-winning, 169-rated hurdler in his pomp for trainer Willie Mullins. Second in this contest five years ago beaten a nose. May need a couple to falter and not getting any younger.
Out of a Grade 1 winner in Argentina, but has just a maiden claimer win to her name in eight starts in the US. Never a factor on debut in a Tipperary 7½f contest last month. Very little to be positive about.
Plenty to take out the geldings first couple of starts beaten a short-head in November and ¾L on seasonal return last month at Tipperary. Step up in trip likely to bring out some improvement.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J J MurphyJ: S Foley|
Rasiym (1/1), Persian Lion (5/2), Flat To The Max (11/4), Arctic Fire (11/1), Mo Chara (100/1)
- Flat To The Max
- Arctic Fire
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