14:35 Tramore Tue 14 May 2019
Ask gelding is just a third runner rules for the trainer, wears an array of headgear on first start and seems one of the less likely sorts in the mix here.
Mister Fotis gelding out of a Kheleyf mare. Possibly best watched on debut from a yard who are just 1-19 with their hurdlers in the last 12 months.
Cheap purchase €8,500 as a three-year-old. Half-brother to chase/hurdle winner Activial. Had a maiden hurdle debut to forget at Limerick in March when in rear and never a factor beaten 78L on heavy ground. More needed.
Produced a couple of rock-solid maiden hurdle starts towards the end of the year but has generally been well held in a couple of efforts at Thurles since January, including an 11L defeat in March. Well-supported at times and should be more to come.
Not disgraced on debut at Punchestown in October but well held beaten 79L when last seen in a Thurles bumper in December. Looks a long term prospect unless betting move is positive.
By Scorpion out of a Saddlers' Hall mare, bought for €14,500 at the sales as a foal. Full-brother to multiple winner Rouge Devils. Well in two starts this spring, including over this trip last month at Fairyhouse.
Shantou gelding. Dam unraced. Pulled up only start in maiden point some 387 days ago and can only be watched on rules bow.
Westerner gelding is a brother to two winners. Best of three maiden hurdle efforts so far came over this trip at Thurles (good) in March. Down in trip having been pulled up at Cork since.
€30,000 three-year-old, Aizavoski gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Beautiful Vision and fairly useful hurdler Away For Slates. Market can guide on debut outing.
Modest maiden on the Flat but shaped with a degree of promise last summer at Sligo in one previous start over timber. Worth a look on that evidence (out of form last time on AW at Dundalk).
From a good jumping family; this mare showed some ability in four bumpers but was soon in trouble and pulled up on hurdles bow at Wexford last month. Will need to improve.
Last Year's Winner
Generalisation (5/4), Patriciadplasterer (5/1), Dayereh (5/1), The Artful Roger (6/1), Dunbar (10/1), Tomgarrow (12/1), Pull The Other One (25/1), Askthebossman (25/1), Longfordwood Lad (33/1), Cork Mick (33/1), Repeat That (50/1)
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