14:45 Limerick Sat 13 July 2019
Decent 14L fourth in a 2m3f maiden hurdle at Downpatrick (good-to-yielding) just under a month ago. Represents a top yard and is interesting with further improvement likely.
Well held in a couple of bumpers and it was a similar story on first completed hurdles start at Punchestown (good-to-yielding) last time out. Others make more appeal.
20 race maiden under all codes and was beaten 46L off a mark of 85 on handicap debut at Tipperary (3m, good) earlier this. Probably best watched down in trip.
Failed to figure in three bumpers most recently when beaten 66L at Fairyhouse (2m, good) in October last year. Changed yards since and is making her hurdling debut.
Pulled up three times in point-to-points but fared better when 33L ninth in a big field maiden hurdle at Listowel (2m, good) on Rules debut last month. More needed here however.
Promising 22L fifth in an 18 runner 2m4f maiden event at Tipperary (good) on hurdles debut recently. Remains open to improvement and is worth a check in the market in this contest.
11 race maiden showed ability in small field beginners chases last autumn. Also placed over hurdles at Listowel (2m, yielding-to-soft) in September and is a notable runner despite finishing well held over fences at Wexford (2m, yielding) in April.
Good 1L third in a Sligo (2m2f, good) bumper on debut last August and off the mark at the second attempt in that sphere when winning by a head at Clonmel (good-to-yielding) the following month. One for the shortlist on hurdles debut.
Good second in a similar race to this over an extended 2m at Punchestown (good-to-yielding) just over a month ago. Represents shrewd connections and is of interest in this event.
Point-to-point winner over 3m on good ground last November. Struggled in a winners race next time out however and others hold stronger claims.
Signs of ability when beaten 16L into eighth in a mares maiden hurdle over an extended 2m at Punchestown (good-to-yielding) on debut last month. Interesting with improvement likely.
12 race maiden finished a good third over an extended 2m at Punchestown (good-to-yielding) last time out. Hails from a leading stable and looks likely to play a leading role.
Eight race maiden has fallen on her last two starts over hurdles. Others hold stronger claims with hood tried for the first time.
Placed twice from six starts on the Flat and finished a fair 10L fifth in an AW maiden at Dundalk (1m4f) on debut for this yard last November. Tongue tie tried for first time on hurdles debut.
Fair fourth over an extended 1m1f at Ballinrobe (yielding-to-soft) on stable debut last month. Top jockey booked to ride on first start over hurdles.
Run well in a couple of bumpers so far most notably when runner-up over 2m at Tramore (good) on debut early last month. Worth a check in the market on hurdling bow.
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Kerry Star (6/4), Karannelle (7/2), City Ballerina (5/1), Ballydunblaze (6/1), Patriciadplasterer (12/1), Lets Go Again (14/1), Indian Music (25/1), Be Yourself (33/1), As High Say (40/1), Icostnothing (50/1), Long Island Jenn (50/1), Intermedia (50/1), Remember Jack (66/1), Gameasapebble (100/1), Fake Media (100/1), Career Guide (100/1), Goodnightmare (100/1), Gerrys Gem (100/1)
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