19:30 Kilbeggan Mon 17 June 2019
Enjoyed a renaissance since last summer and registered three wins over hurdles during the period. Was denied a hat-trick when run out of things near the finish at Leopardstown in March now on a career high from 1lb higher. Stiff test.
Tries cheekpieces for the first time after finding things tough this year; off since disappointing at Fairyhouse in April and has something to prove.
Stablemate and in the same ownership as Avenir D'Une Vie so the betting can guide as to any preference. The gelding has looked a better chaser and notable that Rachel Blackmore switches allegiances this time.
Won on heavy ground at Galway on the Flat last August but hurdles form has been limited to three starts since. Been off since a modest effort in January but has won when fresh in the past; so still worth a betting check.
Has ability at this sort of level and caught the eye when fourth at Ballinrobe last month; he's still 6lb above his last winning mark but does like this course (won a maiden hurdle over C&D last September). Another to bear in mind.
Pulled something out of the fire when second over this trip at Listowel earlier this month and merits respect with just 2lb more to carry but worth noting that he's never won from a rating this high before.
Won a maiden hurdle here last September but ostensibly only seen over fences since. Well treated in comparison to his current chase rating but needs to prove his confidence hasn't been affected by a fall last time out.
Was a well backed winner at Naas in February but form hit the buffers since. Plenty to prove after beating just one rival (from 15) at Haydock when last seen. Still 7lb higher than his only previous winning mark.
On a reasonable mark but only one start since last December is a tad off-putting; also at his best when there's plenty of ease in the ground. The betting can indicate whether there's enough juice underfoot for him to do himself justice.
Emerged as a ready winner over C&D in April before posting another creditable effort from a 9lb higher mark last time; raised a further 2lb since but in good enough form to merit an interest. Has to be high on any shortlist.
Last Year's Winner
Kildorrery (11/4), Great Trango (9/2), Silver Star (5/1), Coral Blue (7/1), Ingleby Mackenzie (8/1), Wait Here (9/1), Arcenfete (9/1), Avenir D'une Vie (16/1), Ming Dynasty (20/1), The King Of Brega (20/1)
- Silver Star
- Coral Blue
- Great Trango
Next Race Off
Roger Fell is clearly keen to win the AGMA Stablemate Carlisle Bell, and Anita Chambers fancies Tadaawol to score.
Archie Perkins can claim his third win of the year, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race on Tuesday.
Ryan Moore is fancied to be among the winner aboard Nicklaus at Salisbury on Wednesday.