17:45 Kilbeggan Fri 17 May 2019
Winner of three of his 25 starts over hurdles, more recently seen over the larger obstacles. Last win over timber came over three years ago off a 4lb higher mark. May need a couple to falter.
One from 14 over hurdles and has been more recently been seen over fences. Winner over C&D on a couple of occasions (bumper/hurdle) and worth a market check with adept claimer in the plate.
Landed a couple of hurdling contests last autumn but has been left floundering in three starts since returning in February. Hard to fancy on recent evidence and others hold stronger roles.
Sole win was in 2016 and not disgraced with a few placed efforts last winter. Built up a 15L lead by the third flight at Cork earlier this month before being headed at the last to finish 3L behind Pilgrim Way. Leading player.
C&D winner in good form towards the end of the year landing an Ayr novice handicap chase when last seen in October. Could be a prelude to a summer jumping campaign. Market to be best guide.
Off the mark for connections at the third time of asking winning on soft ground last month off a 9lb lower mark. Life more difficult under a penalty but very much a leading player.
Struggled for any signs of form in a number of starts towards the end of the year and made no impression on comeback run over C&D last month. Plenty to prove at present.
One from 16 over hurdles and backed when finishing fifth of 15 beaten 6½L in a Tramore 2m handicap on Tuesday. Appears that success is coming sooner rather than later.
Running well in defeat in a number of hurdle spins towards the end of the year for trainer Garrett Power. Likely more to come on debut for respected connections.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Emmet MullinsJ: D J Mullins|
Coral Blue (11/4), Arctic Sofia (5/1), Bridge Native (5/1), Billy's Angel (6/1), Lleyton (6/1), Mandarin Monarch (8/1), Golden Poet (12/1), Callthebarman (14/1), My Manekineko (33/1)
- Arctic Sofia
- Coral Blue
- Bridge Native
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