16:05 Tramore Tue 14 May 2019
Returned decent enough point-to-point figures last spring, but has made no great impact over hurdles or fences to date, and will be better off in low-grade handicaps.
Early efforts had suggested he was pretty limited, but he ran above himself when 9½L fifth of 13 to Commandant in a 2m maiden at Wexford on chasing debut. Needs to prove that was no fluke.
Won several time for John Joseph Murphy, but has seemingly been hard to train given gaps in his record, and no discernible promise for current connections after a fruitless spell with Gavin Cromwell.
Hasn't beaten another rival in three chase starts, but not short of ability, and caught the eye under a considerate ride over hurdles at Ayr last month. Will go well if translating that back to fences.
Very lightly raced for his age, and ran his best race when third of 13 to Commandant in a 2m maiden chase at Wexford last time. Can get involved again, for all that form isn't bombproof.
Best recent chase effort when fourth of 12 to Punches Cross in handicap at Naas in December. Below form over hurdles last time, and will do well to get involve here on that evidence.
Fourth in a 3m handicap hurdle at Punchestown in January, and although he was well held over fences at Cork last month, this point-to-point winner should do better in this sphere, and can't be discounted.
Has looked of little account in point-to-points, over hurdles and again sent chasing at Wexford last time, beating just one rival. Cheekpieces reached for now.
Improved on modest hurdles form when second on chase debut at Clonmel, and had two subsequent winners immediately ahead of him when seventh in a competitive event at Cork last time for his new trainer. Will do better still, and shortlisted.
Beaten quite a long way when fifth on his return to fences at Wexford, but not helped by an early blunder there, and would be competitive on form he showed in 2017/18.
Better than ever over hurdles when ½L second of 18 to Madaboy Cross in handicap at Tipperary five days ago. Much respected in form terms, but that came after an absence, and this return to fences may come too soon.
Just a modest maiden hurdler on balance, but runner-up three times in point-to-points, so there is a possibility that she will do better in this discipline.
Modest hurdler on balance, but ran well when third on handicap debut at Downpatrick. Disappointing last time, however, and risky, for all yard's chase debutants tend to know their job.
Won a handicap hurdle at Cork last August, but has struggled after a hike in the weights for that success, and well beaten switched to fences last time.
Last Year's Winner
Chestnut Brave (5/2), Tiantu (7/2), Le Braye (13/2), Overbury Prince (7/1), Milomynit (7/1), Theatre Run (10/1), Wee Small Hours (10/1), Epsilon Indi (12/1), Goulane Jessie (16/1), Hilltop Supreme (16/1), Rebel Turn (25/1), Kennedys Mor (25/1), Star Of Oscar (33/1), Arch Melody (50/1), Swarez (66/1)
- Le Braye
- Overbury Prince
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