19:50 Downpatrick Fri 24 May 2019
Won a maiden hunter chase in a slow time over C&D a fortnight ago. Likes a sound surface and taking on similar opposition here.
2-6 in point-to-points and finished behind My Oakclahome here two weeks ago. Would have benefitted from a stronger gallop and no surprise should he turn the tables here.
Second of three finishers on point-to-point debut in a weak race at Necarne two weeks ago. In good hands and the jockey booking indicates improvement will be forthcoming.
Won three point-to-points before a solid fourth behind Aintree Foxhunters runner-up Burning Ambition. Bumped into a useful one at Cork, but last run at Necarne was shocking.
1-34 in point-to-points and has two ways of running. Even his best would not be good enough here so prudent to look elsewhere.
Beat a subsequent winner when landing a Durrow maiden in March. Unseated halfway when 20/1 for a better race than this two weeks ago and worth a check to see if the market is more positive about his chances here.
Beat the only other finisher at Loughanmore last week and that form is on a par with many of these. Yard do well in these contests and they have secured a top amateur for the ride.
Not at his best between the flags nor under rules this year. Beaten 25L when runner-up at Punchestown earlier in the month and that may have been flattering as the odds-on favourite had an off day.
Last Year's Winner
Hi Murphy (5/2), Pyrios (7/2), My Oakclahome (4/1), Vital Island (9/2), Danjaman (15/2), Crutches Lad (10/1), Captain Commander (20/1), Is This It (25/1), Krisquin (25/1)
- Crutches Lad
- My Oakclahome
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