17:40 Cork Fri 12 July 2019
Was successful on the Flat last August at Tramore (1m4f). Has been disappointing on his two starts over hurdles since then, including on his return to action at Wexford (2m4f) when he was pulled up after going off at 100/1. Hard to make a case.
Made his debut in a bumper at Punchestown (2m½f) where he came home a long way down the field in 10th place of 19. This will be his first attempt over hurdles on a racecourse and he will need to improve.
Experienced gelding who won on the Flat at Galway (1m½f) last year. Has failed to impress in his two starts over hurdles though as he was 25l behind last time when eighth of 18 at Gowran Park (2m). Much more needed to be in the mix here.
Has had four attempts to get off the mark over hurdles and he has gone close on his last two runs, with his most recent attempt coming at Tipperary (2m4f) when second of 18. Down in trip and cheekpieces on for first time. Leading player.
Yeats gelding who is making his debut today. His dam was a winner over 2m4f. Should come on for the run today so one to watch.
Has had three runs in point-to-points, with his latest effort coming at Kinsale (3m) where he was third of 11. Taking a considerable drop down in trip on first start under rules. One to watch.
Has shown very little in his four starts of hurdles so far. Went close on the Flat last time at Fairyhouse (1m4f) where he was second of nine. Was rated as high as 87 on the Flat. Clearly capable and drop down in trip will help. Each-way claims.
Was fancied to get off the mark last time at Wexford (2m) at the fifth attempt over hurdle as he went off as the odds-on favourite at 5/6 but had to settle for second place of the 13. A couple of mistakes cost him last time. Will go close again.
Has had two goes over hurdle so far with little joy. Was eighth of 17 last time at Roscommon (2m) where he was not very competitive, finishing eighth of 17. Needs to improve a lot to be in the frame today.
Made his debut in a bumper at Punchestown last month where he was 11th of 18 over the extended 2m trip. Entitled to improve for that opening start but this is his first attempt over hurdles in a race so best to watch for now.
Has been beaten a long way on his two bumper starts so far, including last time at Punchestown (2m½f) where he was fourth of seven and beaten by 43l. Hurdles debut today. Not one that stands out off the page on his first run since February.
Had four outings on the Flat where he finished with a mark of 52. He ran in a handicap for the first time on his last start at Tipperary (1m4½f) but did not pass a horse in a 17 runner field. Hood on for first time today. Difficult to fancy here.
Experienced on the Flat with one win coming from his 14 starts. His sole success came at Naas over 1m2f. Did finish fifth of 14 at Dundalk on the AW over 2m where he didn't have any issues with the trip. Hurdles debut today. One to watch.
Has raced eight times on the Flat without success. He was not too far away last time at Limerick over the extended 1m3f trip when fifth of 11. Needs to prove himself over this distance and jumping hurdles though. Others preferred.
Has had four attempts to get off the mark over hurdles and he produced his best run yet last time out at Clonmel (2m4f) when second of eight, beaten by just ¾l. Stepping down in trip here by ½m which should help. One to consider for shortlist.
Was 15th of 24 on his debut over hurdles at Punchestown (2m4f) last month when going off at 50/1, beaten by 64l. Is stepping down ½m on his second start but difficult to see him improving so much. One to leave alone here.
Has had two starts over hurdle and she did improve from her debut run when fourth of nine last time at Down Royal over the extended two mile trip, albeit beaten by 30l. Has not been fancied in the betting on her two runs. Others are preferred.
Has shown some promise on her two hurdles runs so far where she has hit the frame on both occasions in third place. Her last attempt came at Down Royal over the extended 2m in a nine runner field. Open to improvement. Each-way chance.
Well beaten in her two starts over hurdles, both of which have come at Kilbeggan. On her last run over hurdles, she was eighth of 16 in a 2m2½f contest. Down in trip in trip today. Hard to make a case for on form so far.
Has struggled on her two starts over hurdles so far, including latest when last of eight at Punchestown over the extended 2m trip. Needs to find a lot more. Opening run for new yard but hard to see winning.
First Reserve. Did not finish ahead of a horse on the Flat in her two attempts which came at 7f and 7½f. Changed yards since then and is now being campaigned over hurdles. A lot to prove.
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