16:20 Fairyhouse Sun 14 July 2019
No win since 2016 and off since November, though was only just touched off at Dundalk (AW) then and previous success came off the back of a layoff. Watch betting.
Experienced sort, no turf win since 2018 (has a couple of Dundalk wins since). Well held over 6f at Navan recently, needs to step up considerably on that effort to be grabbing this prize.
From an excellent middle-distance family, and cost 750,000 gns as a yearling. Not overly promising in trio of AW maiden around the turn of the year but could offer plenty more now running no turf / tackling a handicap.
1-18 record, success coming at Dundalk (AW) over this trip in February. Has run well on turf at this course before, should leave behind last month's laboured Roscommon run on soft/heavy ground.
Winner over a similar trip in France five years ago but has shown very little in four starts for current connections. Plenty of problems in the past and beat nothing home last month at Sligo on return from latest absence.
Poor strike rate (3-45) but has been running sound races recently, including last time out in a claimer at Bellewstown. Has to find a bit more in a tough handicap such as this.
Much less exposed than plenty of theses rivals, but has to find improved form. Did run his best race over 6f here last month in first-time tongue-tie (not as good as since at Naas) and booking of Colin Keane is promising.
Returned to the winners' enclosure when scoring by 3L over this trip at Killarney (good) in July last year off lowly rating. Not as good either start afterwards or in recent seasonal reappearance.
Still only has a maiden win to her name when in the hands of trainer Stan Moore last year. Promising Sligo run over 6f in May an island amid some poor showings and remains tough to place much faith in.
Filly won a Down Royal handicap in September over 7f and has shaped nicely enough in her outings afterwards. At home in this sort of company and no shock to her going well, if confidence is there off the break. Seasonal bow.
Zoffany filly, a maiden of six races now and never threatened the judge recently at Naas (6f, good; 20-1) on turf bow in apprentice handicap. Has plenty improvement to find here.
Placed twice in five efforts to date, including over 6f here last month (fourth of 16). Eased 2lb and three-year-old still has scope for doing better things in a field such as this one.
1-13 record, landing a Gowran Park handicap last year from similarly low perch in the ratings. That came on quick ground, and has run well fresh before so not the most unlikely contender in the line-up.
Gelding by Mastercraftsman who is yet to hit the frame in seven turf starts, three of them since joining this yard. Has been tried over a variety of trips to little effect and 3lb wrong on these terms.
Dandy Man filly, 16-race maiden now and yet to even make the frame in 10 turf starts, all over sprint trips. Not hard to look elsewhere in search of a likely winner.
Made it 0-26 when reappearing in maiden company at Bellewstown this month over 5f, also suffered wide margin defeat at this course on final start of last year; faces stiff task on all known form.
Seven-race maiden, hasn't shown enough for the switch to handicapping to merit serious consideration here. Will have to improve markedly.
Both career wins have come on the AW, unplaced in 18 previous runs on turf and unlikely to break through off a layoff if getting in (First Reserve).
Last Year's Winner
Bionic Tonic (5/1), Red Bloodedcruiser (7/1), Stamp Of Authority (15/2), Crafty Hugo (8/1), Munfallet (8/1), Clonville (10/1), Amazing One (10/1), Little Camacho (11/1), Slainte (12/1), Reverberation (12/1), Ingelara (14/1), Watchman (14/1), Emperor Bob (16/1), Cappadocia (16/1), Nakakande (25/1), Gala N Dandy (25/1), Realtin Fantasy (25/1), Slaney River Run (33/1), Rosenborg Rider (40/1), Smiling Emily (40/1), Iron Ryan (50/1)
- Amazing One
- Bionic Tonic
- Red Bloodedcruiser
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