19:10 Roscommon Tue 11 June 2019
Off the mark for connections at the seventh attempt when landing a Tipperary handicap hurdle over a similar trip last month. Life more difficult under a 6lb penalty but very much a leading player.
One from 13 over hurdles but has hit the frame on a further four occasions. Running well in defeat in a number of starts since March. Step up in trip and first-time cheekpieces may assist.
Plenty of encouragement in two of his last three starts over hurdles, running well in defeat at Thurles when runner-up and here last month. Step up in trip on handicap debut could be a positive move.
Took the Oscar gelding 10 starts before finally getting off the mark for connections when landing a Punchestown handicap hurdle over a similar trip off an 8lb lower mark. One of a number of viable combatants in this company.
Six-race maiden over hurdles who has managed to hit the frame on a couple of occasions but overall progress is poor and makes little appeal for the Champion hurdle winning yard.
Solid and consistent form in a number of hurdle starts since March including a win in a Thurles handicap over this trip off a 7lb lower mark. Holds strong place claims on recent evidence.
Landed three low grade handicaps last summer and shot up the ratings. Finished eighth of 11 on return to action following five months on the sidelines, but was later found to have bled. Hard to fancy.
3m Tipperary winner in October has ran well in five of her seven subsequent starts, including finishing runner-up in a 14-runner Wexford handicap hurdle when last seen in April. Capable of hitting the frame.
Winner on his latest start landing a Kilbeggan handicap hurdle over 3m½f earlier this month off a 6lb lower mark. C&D winner and any market support for follow up could be significant.
Struggling over the lager obstacles of late and remains a five-race maiden over hurdles since joining current connections. Other more appealing on the balance of recent sorties.
Has failed to find success in 15 hurdle starts to date offering little in the way of encouragement in the process. Handicap mark continues to fall but hard to be confident at present.
Has shaped like a progressive type in three career starts over hurdles including finishing third of nine beaten 3L in a Downpatrick maiden hurdle last month. Capable of more improvement.
17-race maiden over hurdles but continues to knock on the door in the search for his elusive first success. Steps up in trip and could be worth a market check in the run up to post time.
Has appeared unlucky in her last couple of starts over the larger obstacles. Modest form in previous hurdle attempts and this appears to be a confident booster before going back chasing.
Third of 16 beaten over 8L in a Fairyhouse handicap hurdle in February is the highlight among a number of dispiriting efforts since November. Not the most reliable of sorts and others hold stronger claims.
First Reserve: One form 14 over hurdles and his 32L defeat behind Brogine at Limerick over 3m last month doesn't trigger much enthusiasm.
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