17:25 Roscommon Mon 10 June 2019
Fair seventh in a 1m maiden at Cork (good) on debut last month. Gelded since and interesting to see how he fares down in trip.
Beaten 38L when finishing last of 17 over 1m at Navan (good-to-yielding) earlier this month. Others hold stronger claims in this contest.
Placed nine times from 13 starts including when third over 5f at Tipperary (soft) recently. Has run well over this trip in the past and looks likely to play a leading role once more.
Good second on soft ground over this trip at Limerick on seasonal debut in April. Disappointed upped to an extended 1m2f at Sligo (good) subsequently and this trip looks more suitable.
Struggled in both starts in middle-distances so far including when 35L ninth over an extended 1m4f at Tipperary (soft) recently. Others make more appeal.
Signs of ability on the AW earlier this year but struggled over 1m2f at Cork (good) in a first time hood (absent here) last time out. Tongue tie tried for the first time.
Not gone on following a promising debut over 5f at The Curragh (heavy) in May last year. Ran off a mark of 76 in handicap company at Listowel earlier this month and is worth a check in the market dropping in grade.
Finished mid-division in a claiming event over 1m2f at Fairyhouse (good-to-firm) at the end of last month. Others hold stronger claims down in trip.
Well beaten tenth in a big field 6f maiden at The Curragh (good-to-yielding) on debut last August. Changed yards since and more needed in this contest.
Placed in a similar race to this at Tipperary (good-to-yielding) last August. Disappointing since however including in two starts this campaign. Blinkers tried for the first time.
Well beaten on all three starts so far most recently on seasonal debut at Naas (6f, yielding-to-soft) in March. Others hold stronger claims.
Placed off a mark of 61 in a 7f handicap at Gowran Park (yielding-to-soft) in April. Well beaten in two starts over further since and blinkers tried for the first time.
Good fifth over 1m at Leopardstown (good-to-yielding) in October last year. Well beaten in two starts this campaign however and probably best watched dropping in distance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss C CannonJ: C D Hayes|
Royal Court (13/8), Small Town Boy (5/1), Wartime Hero (7/1), Eyeoweyou (8/1), Faerie Laws (12/1), Cafe Con Leche (12/1), Wexford Land (12/1), Zaamar (12/1), Cliara (16/1), Shamalov (16/1), Zathura (20/1), Sevenaday (25/1), Clarendon (25/1), Tony's Rocket (25/1), Dash To Celebrate (25/1), Boughtinthedark (25/1), Cosmic Jazz (25/1), Gormanston (100/1)
- Royal Court
- Small Town Boy
- Wartime Hero
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