17:00 Sligo Tue 21 May 2019
Won at Ayr over this trip last winter but struggled in handicaps after; is consistent and will be suited by the conditions though. Worth considering to gain a confidence booster in this grade.
Lost her way lately and has a bit to prove even though she's dropped in grade. All three previous win gained on the AW at Dundalk.
Rated higher on the AW so feasible he'll be suited by the drop into a claimer; being 0-7 on turf is an off-putting statistic though.
Not posted much worthwhile form so far and makes limited appeal back over 6f; even though he got going late in the day over the minimum distance at Navan on Friday he still has something to prove over this trip.
Has an obvious chance on the official ratings and would be giving weight away all round if this were a handicap; the drop to 6f shouldn't be a problem. Looks the one to beat.
Lightly raced but shown little so far; not hard to overlook in this grade for the first time.
Won a couple of modest handicaps on turf last summer but lost his way towards the back end of the campaign; didn't shown much on his return at Naas last month to suggest he's about to turn the corner as he faded very quickly under pressure.
A modest handicapper at his best but recent starts on the AW have been below his own standards. Hard to recommend on the evidence of two poor runs this year.
Low grade performer that is on a long losing run. Been well held all three starts this year and it's hard to make any sort of case out for him.
Managed a win over 7f during his time with David Barron but it's been a downward spiral since then; another whose recent form is too uninspiring to merit a recommendation.
Last Year's Winner
Lincoln (11/10), T For Tango (11/4), Eacharn (5/1), Neyland (12/1), Keep Believing (14/1), Stamp Of Authority (16/1), Highly Approved (16/1), Florida's King (33/1), Bluesbreaker (33/1), Tember (50/1), Guiding Star (66/1)
- T For Tango
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