20:00 Sligo Tue 21 May 2019
Shown little in two starts since he finished second at Thurles last October; was well backed last time and will be interesting to note in the betting this time around. Still has a bit to prove after a modest effort.
Shown ability on the AW and wasn't disgraced on handicap debut last time; up in trip and open to improvement but needs to take a step forward here.
Won on handicap debut last summer but didn't progress afterwards and dropped out tamely on a couple of occasions. First start since November and is trying a new trip; might just be better for the run.
Posted a couple of respectable efforts in defeat this year and has a fitness edge on a few; Has gone up 3lb after a solid run at Killarney last week and must enter calculations back over this trip.
Well backed when he won at Cork on his penultimate start and also received his fair share of support when mid division at the same course last time. Held Royal Canford when last tired at this trip and, so, has to be high on the shortlist.
Form has been regressive since being gelded and he's probably best watched again after making little impact at Leopardstown last month. The step up in trip creates a bit of hope but not enough to merit him being forwarded as a major contender.
Has shown bit of promise and given the form of his yard he has to merit a betting check. Untried at this trip and needs to take a step forward on known form; but might just have something up his sleeve. The market can guide.
Showed ability in three starts last year but was never a factor when tried over this trip on his seasonal return at Navan in March. Comes here with a bit to find.
Showed little on debut for her high profile yard last time and obvious from the betting market that more was expected. Fitted with a tongue now but needs to find plenty more over a 2f longer trip. One to have reservations about at present.
Left last season's form behind when third over a mile at Naas on his seasonal bow last month; ran well above market expectations and might well have more to offer over this trip. Dangerous to underestimate.
0-11 so far and is starting to look frustrating. Has ability but difficult to say which has been his best trip. Was eventually well held when tried over 1m2f before and now has something to find with The Names Jock and Royal Canford.
Stablemate of Grace To Grace and looks the lesser light in terms of scope; well held behind a few of these at Navan in March and has a stiff task on his hands.
Rated better on turf than the AW but is another who looks held by a couple of others on previous Navan form and looks a risky option this time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs D A LoveJ: C P Hoban|
The Names Jock (11/4), Royal Canford (4/1), Fujimoto Flyer (5/1), Fine Fettle (8/1), Grace To Grace (10/1), Ideal Pal (12/1), Dinard Rose (14/1), Arcland (14/1), Luminent (20/1), But I Like It (20/1), Majority Share (20/1), Olympic Honour (33/1), Hidden Spark (33/1), Rinty Maginty (33/1)
- Royal Canford
- The Names Jock
- Ideal Pal
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