17:20 Galway Mon 29 July 2019
French import who was second in lone hurdle start in his homeland won with plenty in hand on his stable debut in a Punchestown maiden hurdle. Tougher ask now but yard's record with ex-French trained runners is highly compelling in his favour.
Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner ran right up to that level latest when third in a warm contest at Ballinrobe earning and official rating of 123. Ought to make his presence felt here in this deeper contest.
Only won one of his 12 starts over hurdles but placed in a further eight and remains in consistent form coming into this with his official rating of 126 well deserved. Should as usual make a bold bid.
French import ran encouragingly on debut at Fairyhouse over 2m in a Grade 2 juvenile hurdle in February before winning a 30-runner Balllinrobe maiden last in May. Looks a bright prospect then for a top and very much in-form yard.
72-rated Flat performer got off the mark at the second time of asking over hurdles in an 18-runner Tipperary maiden earlier this month. Will have to improve in this well above average novice hurdle.
Off the mark at the fifth time of asking in a 21-runner Cork maiden earlier in the month which followed a string of promising efforts. Upped in class here however he must find more progress.
Tailed off behind Rip Rocks Paddy Ok at 100/1 latest and likely be similar odds here.
Placed in his last three handicaps so ought to win a race soon enough but given they have been off marks in the 90s he looks at least 20lb short of what will be needed.
Unplaced in seven on the Flat and beaten out of sight in two for this yard. Faces an impossible task on hurdles debut.
66/1 second on hurdles debut was very promising but he couldn't follow it up at Sligo two weeks ago when eighth of 10. Must bounce back in this stronger contest.
Hurdles debut 14th of 21 at Cork in-keeping with his two efforts in bumpers and he can only be watched in this company.
Without success in 21 starts now and hurdles likely to make any significant difference especially at this level.
Hurdles debutant by Nathaniel only ran twice on the level last summer at the Curragh showing ability in each. Tough ask on hurdles bow but as he's from a top yard he is an interesting newcomer.
Shown ability in last two of her three hurdle races with fourth and third placed finishes in maidens. Will have to improve again to make the frame in this company but still open to progress.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh|
Authorized Art (11/8), Morosini (3/1), Winner Takes Itall (7/1), Lethal Steps (10/1), Rip Rocks Paddy Ok (11/1), Rasiym (12/1), Flindt (16/1), City Ballerina (20/1), Ashqar (25/1), Indian Admiral (50/1), Stealth (100/1), Acrux Cass (100/1), Little Saint (100/1), Herdwick (100/1)
- Authorized Art
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