19:50 Killarney Mon 15 July 2019
Only win in 20 starts came in maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in November. Hasn't reached same level over fences so far and was pulled up last time over 3m at Limerick. Drop in trip should help but others make more appeal.
Landed two handicap hurdles for Olly Murphy in 2017 and made debut for current yard in May when fair fifth over C&D. Found drop back to minimum trip against her at Wexford latest and goes handicapping over fences for first time. Worth a glance.
15-race dual purpose maiden who ran fair race when third over timber last time at Cork. Shown little in two starts so far over fences but is still relatively unexposed and the addition of the first-time hood might help his cause.
Four-time winner uner Rules; last victory back in January 2017 in handicap chase over this trip off 118. 18lb lower now but hasn't done enough last two outings to suggest he is an obvious winner-in-waiting.
Winning form has come with plenty of give in the ground but has run well on a better surface on occasions. Good effort when close third at Tramore last month following eight-month break and has decent chance off just 1lb higher mark.
Won Bellewstown handicap hurdle last July and hasn't run over fences since September 2018.when third off 98 in Sligo handicap chase. Poor efforts over timber last two starts and hopes rest on return to fences sparking a revival.
Last win came in Downpatrick h'cap chase last summer over 2m1f. Best form at shorter than this trip and loks a doubtful stayer. Others have stronger claims.
Two wins over hurdles but yet to strike over fences. Well beaten at Cartmel recently so has a bit to prove but does have bits and pieces of form that give him a squeak if putting his best foot forward.
Won Clonmel handicap hurdle in October and was good second over C&D in handicap chase three starts ago. Runner-up at Limerick time after but disappointing favourite last time at Wexford and only eased 1lb. Could go close if able to bounce back.
Only win over fences came way back in 2014. Has looked one paced most starts of late over a variety of distances and handicapper probably hasn't cut him enough slack.
Veteran who has won six races but has been struggling for any form this term and been wellbeaten in both starts. Hard to see him being good enough despite being dropped 4lb.
Five wins to his name but all over hurdles on long losing streak and hasn't scored for two years. Is 0-22 over fences and has been out of touch in recent starts over timber. Very hard to recommend.
Last Year's Winner
Motcomb Street (4/1), Island Master (6/1), Invincible Don (6/1), Dundeedy Lad (6/1), Rock Road (7/1), Fairymount Boy (8/1), Cantkidakidder (12/1), Allied Victory (14/1), Undefined Beauty (14/1), Mister Butler (18/1), Winter Magic (20/1), Old Supporter (33/1)
- Dundeedy Lad
- Island Master
- Undefined Beauty
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