19:15 Fairyhouse Wed 17 July 2019
Scored twice already this year at Dundalk over 5f/6f at the longer trip last time off a 3lb lower mark. Tried over 7f straight after that (ran respectably) before being given a stiff task back over 6f at the Curragh last time; not ruled out.
Consistent filly who was rewarded with her first win when dropping in trip to score over C&D last time (got first run on her rivals); raised 5lb for that victory. Showed that she could cope with big fields must have a good chance of following up.
Not beaten far in her two handicaps starts so far both at 7f (this will be her first try at sprinting since her 5f debut). Edges down the handicap another 1lb to a career-low mark; possibly went a shade too quick last time; likes to race prominently.
Fair handicapper; won at Layton and Dundalk twice last year over 6f/7f. Failed to show that sort of form for the most part this year, returned to form last time over 7f at Down Royal (looked a little one-paced at the death); needs to find more.
Still yet to win a race; 0-10 in handicaps but was made favourite at Down Royal last time despite that miserable record in this sphere. Headgear (visor) worn on his last two starts is now removed; comes with obvious risks attached.
Fifth to She's My Dream on his penultimate start (didn't see his race out) over C&D he went close at Limerick over an extended 6f last time. Saw his race out better last time; well placed to attack here, a positive display is likely off this mark.
Arguably a better performer the AW his last two runs over 6f at Naas have produced contrasting results. Not disgraced on the first of those runs he blew his chance last time with slow start returning a lacklustre effort; others appeal more.
Below-par last time but that 1m would have been too far for him and he'll be happier back at this trip (last win came over 6f at the Curragh off an 8lb higher mark). Looks well handicapped if he can be made to fire over this more suitable trip.
Needed the run after a break of 20 months when well down the field in a Nass 6f handicap last time. Hard to say that she had shown much before her absences that would warrant an interest here; best watched for now.
A career record of 1-43 (win came over C&D) isn't that appealing but she has looked capable of adding another victory on the basis of her last two performances at Sligo and Bellewstown. Travelled well last time (never got a run); fair chance.
Handicap debut having shown very little in three maiden runs at up to around 7f and fared no better last time in a soft ground Tipperary claimer (beaten 33L). Visor now goes on for the first-time; would need to take a fair step forward to feature.
Shown very little in her six starts so far with the majority of them coming over further (tried at up to 1m2f; entered over 1m4f). Not come near to landing a blow in her last two starts; likely to be the same narrative in this contest.
Slipping down the weights with each run but not really producing the sort of performance that she needs to capitalise on the reduced mark. Fared a little better of late in blinkers (retained here); 0-14 record overall leaves question to answer.
Not really shown much if any promise on his three maiden runs over sprint trips (two on the AW, one on turf); started at 66-1 plus each time. Now goes into handicaps for the first time; may do better off a basement mark, plenty to prove in reality.
Yet to win a race (0-8) but did show improved form when not beaten far in a Sligo 6f handicap in May. Went backwards from that reappearance run over 5f last time at Navan (trip proved too sharp); will appreciate the return to 6f.
Plummeted down the handicap after just three starts in this sphere having been well beaten in that triumvirate of outings. May well have needed the run when last seen in May (5f, Navan) but offered little to work on.
Bounced around between a couple of yards producing her best run for Anthony Mulholland over 6f at Dundalk in February. Now back with this former yard but fared no better in first-time cheekpieces last time (now removed); hard to fancy.
Ran a fair race in a change of headgear last time (cheekpieces) when appearing to be stretched by a well-run 7f trip. A career record of only 1-30 obviously tempers enthusiasm but his one win did come over 6f; not written off.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P MurtaghJ: S B Kelly|
Jungle Jungle (9/2), She's My Dream (6/1), Rag Tatter (7/1), Tyrconnell (15/2), Bellick (8/1), Teddy Boy (8/1), Guiding Star (10/1), Reeking Havoc (12/1), A Likely Story (12/1), Cozy Sky (14/1), Ten Joys (16/1), Olay Power (16/1), Ken's Sam's (20/1), Coffeemeanscoffee (20/1), Itsdacraic (33/1), Realtog (33/1), Tessiesee (40/1), Theweehard (40/1), Realtin Fantasy (50/1), Antiquus (50/1)
- She's My Dream
- Jungle Jungle
- Guiding Star
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