20:25 Kilbeggan Fri 17 May 2019
Fast Company gelding out of a Vettori mare. Half-brother to bumper/2m hurdle winner Dixie Lee. Dam, a 2m2f hurdle winner. Market likely to be an interesting guide for a yard with a 29% strike rate with their bumper runners in the last five years.
Gelding by Court Cave out of a Rajpoute mare. Half-brother to 2m1f winner Kansas Kid. Dam unraced half-sister to 2m2f hurdle winner Pink Goddess. Enters calculations for inform yard.
Placed on both previous starts including when runner-up in a good ground bumper at Punchestown in December. Dismal effort at Navan last month can be forgiven and likely to be in the mix, for duo that landed the closer at Clonmel yesterday evening.
Gelding by Golan out of a Alhaarth mare. Dam 1m4f Flat and 2m hurdle winner. Quiet, Kinsale, Co Cork yard not renowned for their bumper winners.
Improved for the switch from bumpers to hurdles when finishing second of 18 beaten 1¾L in a Tipperary maiden over 2m earlier this month. Looks to be finally getting the hang of things for Champion hurdle winning trainer.
Daughter of Court Cave out of a Norwich mare. Closely related to bumper/2m5f - 3m hurdle/chase winner Always Lion and point-to-point victor Lion's Choice. Well beaten and no impression on bumper debut at the Fairyhouse Easter festival last month.
Gelding by Alberto Giacometti out of a Grand Tresor mare. Inexpensive €2,500 as a three-year-old. Dam sister to 2m1f - 2m6f hurdle/chase winner Ola Du Sulon. Looks a long term prospect.
Della Francesca gelding out of a Califet mare. Dam unraced half-sister to Flat winner Une D'Oudairies and chase victor, Releve D'Oudairies. Quick return following heavy 35L defeat on hurdling debut at Cork on Saturday.
Gelded Fastnet Rock four-year-old out of a Fusaichi Pegasus mare. Half-brother to 1m3f - 1m6f winner Frosty The Snowman. Well held on bumper debut with leading jockey in the saddle finishing third of 14 beaten over 13L. Improvement needed.
Last Year's Winner
Santana Plessis (6/5), Watch Guard (9/2), Blue Heather (9/2), Faslane (7/1), Clondaw Hollow (10/1), Fumet D'Oudairies (12/1), Jessica's Boy (12/1), Inspired Choice (33/1), Fest Deiz (50/1), The Reanie Rocks (100/1)
- Santana Plessis
- Blue Heather
- Jessica's Boy
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