19:40 Punchestown Wed 12 June 2019
Little sign of ability and impossible to make a case for on all evidence.
Leopardstown bumper winner over Christmas was unsurprisingly no match for subsequent champion bumper scorer Envoi Allen next in a Grade Two next but could be a smart recruit to hurdling and has to be respected here.
Run three times in bumpers and each one carried promise in it. Ran a little better than 13th of 21 suggested on hurdles bow (lost a few placed with bad blunder two out) in January but big step forward needed.
Soft-ground Cork bumper winner in January over 2m showed aptitude for hurdling with fourth at Navan and third at Tipperary where niggling errors held him back. Not much to find here and can still improve hurdling technique.
3L second latest in a Wexford maiden over this distance represented strong form for such a contest and no reason he can't replicate it so has to be considered a leading player.
(E1,200 vendor Y); ninth foal; dam unplaced 2m/2m1f juvenile hurdles, half-sister to 2m-2m2f hurdle/chase winner Paddy O Dee. Makes little appeal on pedigree and best watched on debut.
Milan gelding, related to couple of hurdles winners. 50-1 and never got into a challenging position on debut at Limerick (2m, good) in March. Stiff ask on that evidence, even allowing for improvement.
Downpatrick bumper winner in September struggled to replicate that form in two subsequent hurdle races late last year. Had six months to brush up his technique but best watched here.
Well beaten and no impression in a couple of bumpers last year and two hurdle races last month. Makes no appeal here.
Brought down early on hurdles bow last month before finishing a well beaten 11th of 16 at Kilbeggan 10 days ago. Presume he will improve for that but doubt by enough to make the frame.
40-1 winner of a Listowel bumper in September over 2m4f on heavy ground. Returned from six months off latest when a remote seventh of eight back over hurdles and only other hurdle race ended similarly.
Thurles bumper winner last November beaten just ½L on hurdles bow at Ballinrobe latest in a 15-runner maiden over this trip. Hood can maintain focus if getting in a similar battle and has leading claims here.
Two pulled ups and a remote seventh of 10 in three point-to-points make a watching brief the best course of action on debut under rules.
Maiden pointer, runner-up last time out in that sphere in April. Completely tailed off on rules bow 10 days ago and can only be watched now.
Jeremy gelding who was easy to back and pulled up on both point-to-point outings. Remote 12th of 15 on rules bow further evidence he's one to cross off the list.
Failed to complete any of first four points before remote third latest in that sphere. Hardly the most appealing profile as he starts under rules.
Four-time Flat scorer and although a maiden of six over hurdles a couple of pieces of form would put him firmly in the mix here. Even his fourth of five latest at Clonmel offers each way promise.
3m point winner left quite ordinary bumper form behind when only beaten 1¾L into third of 18 on hurdles bow over 2m at Tipperary last month. Won't need to improve much on that but extra 4f should help her to do so.
0-6 on the Flat but rated 83 at his best; needs to step up considerably on the bare form of his two hurdles races to date although expect he beats the majority of these.
Just behind midfield in two races since switched from Flat to hurdles so not completely without promise but nevertheless not shown nearly enough to get involved.
Fifth of 14 and 15 in 2m maidens and in both he looked likely to appreciate this step up in trip. Won't need to improve greatly to make the frame here and looks a sound each-way proposition.
Very ordinary Flat maiden showed little in two hurdles races either so is easy to pass over again here.
First foal; dam unraced half-sister to 2m-3m2f hurdle/very useful chase winner Lord Of Illusion and 2m5f-3m hurdle/chase winner Cruising River. Suspect will need this first racecourse outing.
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