18:50 Killarney Tue 16 July 2019
C&D winner last August has run three fair races over hurdles since. 3lb higher here than aforementioned win and faces quicker ground too. That said he certainly can't be ruled out.
1lb lower now than last win but not really performed to his level in last two efforts after a sound fifth at Cork before which would give him a real chance. Not totally ruled out.
Only win in 2016 for David Menuisier and has raced over variety of distances since including 2m latest where he actually ran quite well. Very different test today though over half of that distance.
1m Limerick winner and ran as if very much needing a return to the trip latest when he got going too late over 7f at the Curragh (fifth of 12). Makes real appeal here with full confidence that this mark remains within range.
1m2f Cork winner ran well enough at Leopardstown next before perhaps not appreciating step up to 1m4f latest. Goes the other way trip wise now and suspect forcing tactics could be employed.
Still a maiden but generally runs her race and never finishes to far away. Another sound effort latest when third at Leopardstown dropped back to this trip and a repeat of that should again see her in the shake-up.
Poor overall strike rate and 17 months now since his last win on the AW. Recent efforts fair but not enough to recommend him.
Yet to run a bad race for this yard and head second at Naas latest when collared right at the wire the pick of her efforts. Matter of time now and rates a leading contender here.
2L third dropped to 6½f latest after a break represented his best effort in some time. Not always consistent however so not guaranteed to back that up.
Up 5lb for 7f Roscommon win latest, his first success in almost two years. If arriving in similar vein of form he is among the more likely sorts even if that handicap rise looks steep enough.
Last Year's Winner
|T: P J F MurphyJ: C D Hayes|
Tintoretto (4/1), Minnie Haha (5/1), Angels (11/2), Red Striker (6/1), Procurator (7/1), Koybig (8/1), Atlas (8/1), Spiorad Saoirse (10/1), Mr Ormsby (12/1), Monkeylou (12/1), Contrapposto (20/1)
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