14:05 Wexford Wed 22 May 2019
- Welcome To Wexford Racecourse Maiden Hurdle
- 2m 4f,
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Gelding by Scorpion out of a Luso who cost €12,000 as a three-year-old. Well held in a couple of initial hurdles starts before two bumper defeats in recent months. Good chance handicaps will suit better.
Failed to finish in a couple of points and hasn't fared much better so far over hurdles, though did show a marked improvement earlier this month at Downpatrick. One to consider.
Unfancied when pulled up on his hurdles debut at Cork in April before finishing seventh of 10 beaten 25L in a Kilbeggan 2m4f maiden hurdle on good ground earlier this month. Hard to fancy on overall evidence and others hold stronger claims.
Point-to-point winner who has shown little in a bumper and three spins over hurdles. Sent off at 33/1 on latest start at Clonmel when last seen in December and probably best watched for now.
Gelding by Muhtathir out of a Barathea mare. Closely related to Pacha Du Polda. Well held in three below par efforts in bumpers, including when last seen in August. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about required improvement on hurdling bow.
A cheap purchase that has been well held in every start so far. Made no impact in a number of hurdling efforts since February and overall form doesn't warrant support here.
Presenting gelding out of a Fair Mix mare. Winner of two of his three career point-to-point starts. Well held and never nearer in a couple of career chase starts to date. Liable to find a couple stronger.
Gelding by Haatef out of a Marju mare. Half-brother to the handy Estibdaad and Danz Gift. Marked improvement finishing fifth in a 20-runner Down Royal contest over 2m earlier this month. Step up in trip not sure to suit.
Stowaway gelding with little to recommend him based on five starts in maiden hurdles so far. Tough to see where improvement is coming from to play a role in this contest.
Showed signs of greenness and promise on debut but has failed to progress in three maiden hurdle starts since. Cannot be completely dismissed representing leading yard.
100/1 fourth at Wexford in March her first glimmer ability and filled the same position there next after being well held at Tramore. Fourth (again) in a 10-runner Clonmel maiden earlier this month. Open to more improvement.
Big prices and yet to get anywhere near to being competitive over hurdles so far. No impression in third when making a mistake and unseating at the last in a Clonmel maiden earlier this month. Out of sorts recently and this looks a tough ask.
Last Year's Winner
|Cut Em Down||5||11-12||7/1|
|T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin|
Black Market (11/4), Shawshank (9/2), Big Tree (9/2), Storm Flight (5/1), Yendo (7/1), Araukan (9/1), Try Dollys Sister (12/1), Pat Coyne (16/1), Magistralis (22/1), Clouncerna (22/1), Tibetan Gold (33/1), Dix De Der (40/1)
- Black Market
Next Race Off
Anita Chambers has a selection for every race in Britain and Ireland on Wednesday, with the nap going to post at Ayr.
Matt Brocklebank looks ahead to the fiercely competitive Investec Dash at Epsom on Derby day, with a 33/1 selection in the big sprint handicap.
Ben Coley takes over nap duty for one day only - and he's heading to Yarmouth, where Ed Vaughan can score with Nasee.