17:35 Kilbeggan Fri 19 July 2019
Makes hurdles debut after showing a fair level of ability on the flat since switching to this yard. Tough task off joint top-weight, but has achieved plenty more than most of these and could possess the necessary talent required.
Returns to maiden hurdle company after a decent effort in defeat when fourth in a handicap at Roscommon (3m; good). Does have to give weight away but is a major player if able to reproduce form of latest effort.
Doesn't seem particularly straightforward. Has fell (after jinking at a hurdle) and ran out on his last two starts. Showed she does have a level of ability though when third at Kilbeggan (2m3f; yielding). Can't be trusted at the moment.
Arguably ran a career-best race last time out when belying odds of 100-1 to finish fifth in a 20-runner maiden hurdle at Punchestown (2m; good to yielding). Definite place claims if able to replicate that level of form.
Bounced back from a slightly underwhelming effort two starts ago when finishing in midfield to grab third at Tipperary (2m4f; good) last time. Stable in good form at present and she is more convincing than most in this field.
Failed to complete when pulled-up on rules debut at Wexford (2m4f; good) in a Mares Flat Race. Was even pulled-up in a couple of point-to-points before that. Subsequently best watched for the time being until offering more encouragement.
Managed to complete on rules debut, but could only finish ninth of 11 in a bumper at Roscommon (2m; good). Previously been pulled up on her first career start in a point-to-point at Balingarry. Should improve for a hurdle but needs to do much more.
Has shown nothing to suggest she is capable of winning a race of this nature on both rules starts to date. Hard to make a case for after being comprehensively beaten on those two occasions. Others make more obvious appeal.
14-race maiden on the flat. Makes debut in this code and is a half-sister to a 2m winner. Would need to step up by some way on all she has shown so far to cause any serious threat on hurdles bow.
Last Year's Winner
|Robin De Carlow||5||11-7||8/13|
|T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend|
Gambling Mistress (4/6), Payngo (3/1), Villa Moura (7/2), Misty Mountain (5/1), Monaco Rose (6/1), Bridgets Cross (10/1), Darrens Diamond (12/1), Aileens Joy (16/1), Smash The Lamp (20/1), Traidisiun (40/1), Haondotri (50/1), I Will Walk (50/1), Golden Robin (66/1)
- Gambling Mistress
- Villa Moura
- Monaco Rose
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