19:00 Naas Wed 26 June 2019
Never a factor on sole run when making debut at Fairyhouse (6f; good) in June 2017. Can only be watched on return from such a long absence.
Showed she still retains ability when fourth at Fairyhouse (6f; good to yielding) on return from quite a long layoff. Possible that the bounce factor may come into play given that comeback was only 12 days ago, but a leading player nonetheless.
Has been unable to progress lately and has been dropped 7lb by the handicapper since his most recent run when eighth in a Curragh (5f; good to yielding) handicap. Hard to fancy now returned to a maiden.
Not shown a lot in three runs to date and no reason to expect anything better now. Best watched until offering more encouragement and switching to handicaps.
Showed no improvement for the drop back to 6f from 7f when unable to land a blow at Fairyhouse (6f; good to yielding) last time. Now tries 5f, but unlikely to pose much of a threat.
Shaped with plenty of promise when fifth on debut at Fairyhouse (6f; good to yielding). Work to do to reverse placings with Designation and Sun Sign, but drop back in trip is in her favour and she is a major player.
14-race maiden who has ability but is probably one of the most frustrating horses in training. Unable to justify favouritism when sent off 13-8F at Roscommon (7f; soft). Best to excuse that run, as he has never ran as bad as that before.
Offered plenty of encouragement two starts ago when third at Down Royal (5f; good to yielding). However, failed to build upon that at Leopardstown since and she doesn't make any appeal in a race where there are plenty of likely improvers.
Definitely getting the hang of things now and posted her best effort yet when third at Fairyhouse (6f; good to yielding) recently. Comes back to 5f now, but likely to be bang there if progressing again.
Low-key debut effort when ninth at Dundalk (6f; standard) in November. Given a break since then, but very unlikely to play any sort of part in this contest. Others hold far more obvious claims.
Has ran at this venue on both starts to date and showed marked improvement from first to second run when sixth in April. A similar chunk of improvement would entitle her to go close and she is of definite interest over 5f for the first time.
Benefitted for the drop in trip to 7f from 1m when fifth at Leopardstown (7f; good) recently. Now drops in trip again to 5f and should progress again. Place claims at least on her third career start.
Never threatened to get involved in five starts last year. Has since switched stables and now makes seasonal reappearance. Best watched on the basis of what she has shown so far.
Eight-race maiden who is still chasing that elusive first career victory. Posted a good effort when runner-up on only visit to this track last year. Hasn't been as consistent of late but should be thereabouts once again.
Hasn't been seen for 94 days since finishing sixth in a competitive maiden over C&D on debut. Such an absence poses a slight question mark but she should be on the scene if progressing from that fairly promising first career run.
Got her racing career off to a fair start when fourth on debut at Tipperary (5f; soft). Should progress from that and stable have been in fine form over the last 14 days (2-3; 67% strike-rate).
Last Year's Winner
Rita Levi (3/1), Castletownshend (4/1), Wondrous Scene (11/2), Zippity (11/2), Count D'Orsay (6/1), Designation (8/1), Royal Court (8/1), Sun Sign (11/1), No Nay Yellow (12/1), Lon Dubh (14/1), Hiella (25/1), Cactus Tree (25/1), Emma's Girl (50/1), Grufalo (50/1), Happaugue (66/1), Hold The Applause (66/1), Quintana Roo (100/1)
- No Nay Yellow
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