15:05 Downpatrick Sat 15 June 2019
Winner over C&D in October landing a maiden hurdle on good to yielding ground. Should be a leading contender representing Champion hurdle winning yard.
Landed a couple of handicap hurdles in the autumn, the latest of which came off a 13lb lower mark. Running consistently since and can once again hit the frame if fully fit following a break.
Six-race maiden hurdler who has been badly out of form in a number of starts since February over the larger obstacles and on latest start in a Punchestown handicap hurdle last month. Plenty to prove at present.
Has returned just one win from 12 starts over hurdles. Sent off at a big price on latest start in January and unlikely to be making a significant impact in this contest.
Duke Of Marmalade gelding who has shown significant progress in his last couple of starts including when finishing second of 13 beaten 3¼L at Kilbeggan earlier this month. More than capable of a big run here and should go well with a clear round.
Strong run of form when hitting the target regularly last autumn has diminished somewhat in a couple of starts at Kilbeggan and Roscommon recently. No surprise to see a return to form with notable jockey booking.
Four-race maiden hurdler, well held on each start. Not seen since running on the Flat at Dundalk on the AW in January and needs to improve on overall form to play a significant role in this contest.
Six-race maiden who has failed to complete in either of her last two starts at Clonmel and Tramore last month. Best watched unless the market has other ideas.
Two from 25 handicap hurdle starts with his last win coming two years ago off a 3lb higher mark. Others more appealing on the balance of recent starts.
Last Year's Winner
|T: E J O'GradyJ: S J Gray|
Wooster (7/2), A Place Apart (7/2), Just A Normal Day (9/2), King Of Aran (9/2), Peacocks Secret (11/2), Milomynit (6/1), Cappacon (10/1), Bective Cave (12/1), Jensen (12/1), Muroor (12/1), Crimson Chief (14/1), Triolet (33/1)
- A Place Apart
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