17:50 Cork Fri 14 June 2019
Very consistent throughout last year and capped the campaign off with a Listed win at Maisons-Laffitte in France. Not at his best throughout this campaign but very much capable of landing this race if he can bounce back for a yard in flying form.
Belatedly got his head back in front in a Listed race at Leopardstown at the end of last season. Running okay in defeat this year but he doesn't give the impression he will be best suited by a drop back to the minimum trip here.
Has won four of his eight starts, the most recent success a Listed win at Naas in April. Found the step up in class to Group 2 level tough at the Curragh last time but not one to underestimate back down in class with some cut in the ground.
Group 2 winner at the Curragh back in 2016 but has only managed to get his head in front once since. Capable at this level and not beaten far in a Curragh Group 2 last time.
C&D winner in 2017 and while his only win since came at Navan in at the start of last year in Listed class, it was a better effort when staying on well at Naas last time. Not ruled out if he can build on that.
Maiden winner for Bob Baffert at Del Mar but hasn't built on that since joining this yard. Well beaten at the Curragh on return and has plenty to prove at present.
Listed winner at Navan at the start of last year's campaign but has regressed subsequently and well beaten 13th of 14 when last seen at Doncaster. Plenty to prove on his return here.
Maiden winnner at the Curragh last year and only found one potentially smart sprinter too good back at that venue last time out. Could come on for that run and while she has plenty to find on ratings, she's open to more improvement than most.
Maiden winner at Dundalk in 2018 but that is her sole win to date and she was well beaten in a Curragh handicap last time out from a mark of 68. Hard to fancy on that evidence with a first-time visor fitted.
Won twice over the minimum trip at Naas but hasn't looked up to Pattern level in four previous attempts. Well beaten at the Curragh last time and others preferred.
Only a maiden win to her name to date, though shaped like a return to form may be imminent at Naas last month. Best efforts have come on quick ground.
Last Year's Winner
El Astronaute (11/4), Urban Beat (7/2), Ardhoomey (4/1), Primo Uomo (6/1), Smash Williams (8/1), St Patrick's Day (14/1), Angelic Light (14/1), Fantasy (16/1), The Broghie Man (20/1), Rapid Reaction (33/1), Optionality (33/1), Peshkova (33/1)
- El Astronaute
- Urban Beat
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