17:55 Galway Tue 30 July 2019
Placed point-to-pointer well beaten on Rules debut in a Hunter's Chase and unseated next so has far from compelling claims.
Three-time hurdle winner not looked a natural in two previous attempts over fences and little margin for error in the jumping department here.
Five-race maiden over hurdles was well beaten in midfield on his chase debut and perhaps is one for further down the line over banks given his yard.
Chase debutant was 1-11 over hurdles and looks very much up against it given his rating of 106 given others rated far superior.
130-rated dual hurdler scorer didn't jump fluently yet ran respectably when fourth on chase debut latest and if he can brush up his jumping today he can make a bold bid for success.
Dual hurdles scorer showed best form to date latest when second in a Roscommon handicap. Others were smarter over timber but looks one of the more natural jumpers of a fence so commands respect.
Bumper and hurdle winner beaten a long way in both of his starts over fences and indeed has failed to really fire in four starts since joining this yard.
Won twice over hurdles in 2015 and now 0-14 over fences and given his age improvement is not surely going to happen to break his duck.
Dual hurdles winner (2m4f and 2m6f) improved on his second start over fences to be second at Wexford. That over 3m1f so drop in trip the doubt but can't deny his form among the best on offer.
Second to the smart Farclas last time over fences the best effort of his five chases but was beaten out of sight since over hurdles. Bare form of that second would give him a big chance but earlier chase runs suggest he may have been flattered.
Maiden hurdle winner at Down Royal in November 2017 but only raced once since and that 15 months ago (midfield in Punchestown handicap hurdle). Hard to gauge after another absence but has shown some ability and bred for chasing.
Dual hurdles winner just surrendered the lead when falling at the last in second and most recent chase at Limerick 17 days ago. If he can bounce back from that fall he should be involved again.
21-race maiden overall and made no impression in two chases, of no appeal.
123-rated dual hurdles winner yet to hit the target in five starts over fences but most of those have been over further and given he tends to be keen he may appreciate a drop in trip. Each way hope.
Very smart hurdler who won three out of four and was a ¾L second of 12 in a Grade Two in his only defeat. Head and shoulders the best hurdler and should win with a clear round for last year's winning yard.
1-14 over hurdles but well beaten on recent chase debut and even if improving to match her best hurdles form she's up against it here.
Only four yet managed 30 races already and amassed a 3-14 record over hurdles. Flat background casts doubts about how she'll handles fences but yard she hails from rather dispels them.
Last Year's Winner
|St Stephens Green||7||11-12||3/1|
|T: Emmet MullinsJ: D J Mullins|
Zero Ten (1/2), The Holy One (8/1), Kasakh Noir (8/1), Jack Dillinger (12/1), Smitty Bacall (16/1), One In All In (16/1), Smiling Eliza (16/1), Hero's Welcome (20/1), Ten Ten (20/1), Western Honour (20/1), Stormey (25/1), Charlie Stout (33/1), Pateen (33/1), Everlastingpromise (66/1), Rebel Turn (66/1), Robin On The Hill (66/1), Broadway Star (100/1), Trump Sixteen (100/1)
- Zero Ten
- The Holy One
- Jack Dillinger
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