15:15 Gowran Park Sun 16 June 2019
Very experienced gelding who has had four wins from his 46 starts. Hasn't won since September 2016 though, and his recent performances suggest he is past his best now. Others look far stronger candidates.
13-race maiden under both codes. Showed steadily improving form over hurdles and returned to the Flat over this C&D to be just headed late after making the running. Up 4lb for that but has more to offer and likely to make another bold bid.
Gained a win over hurdles in November but still seeking his first Flat win after 18 starts. Ran a close second on soft at Limerick but below that on quicker ground the last twice. Any decent amount of rain may bring into the argument.
Remains a 13-race maiden but recent efforts have suggested a win is coming sooner rather than later. Went close twice in April and May, including over this C&D and a touch below that when switching to front running tactics latest. Rain would help.
Three wins from 15 turf starts and twice a winner around this time last year. Handles any ground and now 7lb lower than the last success. Struggled in two hurdle and two AW starts but fit and has gone close back on turf last twice. Leading hope.
Eight-race maiden rated 6lb higher on the AW. Stuggled in that sphere on both runs this year but not disgraced back over this C&D on first start since leaving Alan Fleming. Not discounted but a bit more required.
Struggled to make any impression until scoring back-to-back wins in May on soft ground. Didn't get the best of runs when a decent fourth off 5lb higher over this C&D and now eased 1lb. If she's to find more off this mark she likely needs rain.
Five-time winner but not seen for eight months when finishing down the field over this C&D last month (17.5L behind winner Lady Scathach). Hard to make a case for at present.
Remains without a win following 24 starts but has been a close second twice for her new stable, with two poor runs either side. Has every chance once again off this much reduced mark although wouldn't want too much rain.
Sole win from 17 starts came over this trip at Dundalk (AW) in December and now down to a 3lb lower mark on turf. Good second over 7f though here latest and extra furlong suits. Concern is she has shown a preference for a fast surface.
Struggled in the main in five starts to date. Beaten 22L over this distance at Killarney on likely similar good ground last month and more needed in first time cheekpieces. Others look stronger candidates.
10-race maiden with just one good run to her name, when going a close second in testing conditions over 7f here last October. Now 8lb lower but three runs this year have been very poor and she remains unconvincing.
Daughter of Big Bad Bob was unraced until this season and has made no impression in three maidens and little better on this month's handicap debut. Down 4lb but best watched until signs of ability.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Path Of Silver||5||9-7||9/2||Full Result|
|T: R BrabazonJ: O J Orr|
Zayriyan (5/1), Lady Scathach (11/2), Mountain Fox (6/1), Scorpion Black (7/1), Alwarda (7/1), Lappet (9/1), Rince Deireanach (11/1), Above Us Only Sky (12/1), Silver The Fixer (14/1), Mr Whoppit (14/1), Keep Believing (14/1), Heavens Align (16/1), Korbous (16/1), Letmebreeze (20/1), Kodianne (25/1), Make A Story (33/1), Feeling Easy (33/1), There's The Rain (50/1)
- Rince Deireanach
- Scorpion Black
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