17:10 Navan Sat 8 June 2019
Winner of a Galway handicap last season (1m, soft) but hasn't threatened in two starts this season, including a never-nearer fifth at Limerick in April. Is on a 3lb higher mark than his Galway success and all wins have been over shorter trips.
Improved on promising stable debut to land Limerick handicap (1m3f, soft), beating Canary Row in the process. Up 6lb for that win, but the trip and forecast conditions will be no problem and can continue to progress. .
One win from 11 starts but bounced back to form when third of seven at Gowran Park ten days ago. Burst blood vessels during the race but kept on well to suggest he will get the trip. Likely to run on for a place.
Lightly raced out of a powerful stable, but has shown little promise since landing a Cork maiden last season. Blinkers didn't seem to work last time and runs for the first since being gelded. Needs to improve to be competitive.
Made a promising return from a lengthy absence at Cork two starts ago, but weakened to finish fifth of nine at Gowran Park over the extended 1m1f trip five days ago. Quick return but needs to prove he stays the trip. .
Winner of two handicaps (1m4f) in 2018 and wasn't disgraced when fourth of 15 at Naas (1m4f, Good) on final start of 2018. Returning from a lengthy absence but 1lb lower than his last run and dropped back in trip. Interesting contender.
Ran well on seasonal reappearance at Cork in May (1m2f, Good) but faded tamely when sixth of 10 at Sligo 11 days later. 12lb higher than his last winning mark and unlikely to land a blow.
C&D winner nearly two years ago and has been in good form this season. Ran a career best to finish second at Sligo (1m2f, good) last time out and another one is required here. Solid place claims on this season's performances.
Last Year's Winner
Onlyhuman (5/4), Happy Company (11/2), Canary Row (13/2), Magnetic North (7/1), Art Of America (8/1), Cacique Royale (10/1), Jewel Maker (12/1), Contrapposto (16/1)
- Happy Company
- Cacique Royale
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