17:40 Fairyhouse Wed 17 July 2019
Maiden who ran poorly on his recent handicap debut at Tipperary (1m1f); best effort came over this trip (fifth in a Down Royal maiden). Drops into this grade for the first time but looks to have a stiff task at the weights.
Back in cheekpieces that were tried for the first time two starts ago; has shown some fair form in handicaps without threatening to win (handicapper looks in control). Now drops in grade for the first time; has claims in this company.
Stepped up 1m in trip last time and fared little better over 1m6f than he has over shorter trips in maiden company. Started 100-1 in his last three starts, well held in all of them, impossible to make a case even in this grade.
Well beaten on his handicap debut last time (wore cheekpieces/tongue-tie; now removed) over an extended 6f at Limerick (probably needed the run). Hard to give him much chance at the weights given his current official rating.
Stable flying of late he looks the one to beat on ratings if his handicap debut can be discounted (looked amiss; ground may have been too soft). Best form has come on good ground over this trip; has conditions to suit.
Kept to this grade after producing a career best run at this level last time over this trip at Ballinrobe on good-to-soft ground. Claims on that performance if he can repeat the showing on appreciably quicker ground; despite a stiff task at weights.
Bounced around a few yards already producing her best run in a similar race over C&D in May. Failed to repeat that performance last time back in a handicap (never landed a blow); a repeat of her May showing gives her place claims.
Dropped straight into a claimer on the back of one 7f maiden run at Tipperary (never involved); hard to assess what she is capable of at this level. Not beaten that far last time (16L), looks one for later on, worth a market check.
Regressed rapidly as a juvenile when with Johnny Murtagh failing to show much over a variety of distances at up to 1m. Well held in a Naas handicap on his first run for this yard; can look temperamental, not one who makes much appeal.
Yet to show any real ability having recently made his handicap debut over this trip at Naas after nine months off (beat one home). Now dropped in grade with blinkers on for the first-time; hard to know what to expect.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Elysian Plains||3||9-12||13/8||Full Result|
|T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane|
Bar Room Bore (6/4), Nobel Joshua (9/4), But I Like It (4/1), Lady Of Luxury (14/1), Secret Secret (20/1), My Kinda Gal (20/1), Live Show (28/1), Early Strike (33/1), Joe The Jeweller (33/1), Cuchonnact Maguire (66/1)
- Bar Room Bore
- Nobel Joshua
- But I Like It
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