20:40 Galway Tue 30 July 2019
1m Limerick winner earlier this season has been twice fifth since off revised handicap mark. Place claims here.
Six-time winner arrives here in very consistent form and although probably at the grip of the handicapper he could easily make the frame.
Ran over trips from 7f-1m4f this season with a win over 1m2f. Not sure this trip is really ideal however and his fourth of 10 at Killarney latest gives him a little to find.
Doubled his career tally when victorious in an 18 runner 1m handicap at Leopardstown (good) just under a month ago. Raised 4lb for that success he was seventh of eight at Bellewstown although he did meet trouble in running.
Winner at Limerick in April but been bitterly disappointing in three runs since and will likely be a big price here although he was at Limerick.
Maiden winner on soft-to-heavy ground over 7f at Gowran Park 14 months ago. Had some stern tasks since but was unable to take advantage of lowered sights at Limerick last month.
Fourth over hurdles latest and filled that same position twice in big field handicaps in the spring on the level. Rarely runs a bad race but more one for place purposes.
English raider ran his best race since winning at Haydock last year when second at that same venue last time out and the decision to come here is an interesting one so he has to be respected.
Winner of one start to date and ran an excellent race to finish third on his seasonal debut at Limerick in April before disappointing 16th of 18 at Leopardstown which tempers enthusiasm.
Dundalk winner in April and second in three of subsequent four starts including at Ballinrobe latest. Still a likable sort and be a surprise if he's not in the thick of things again.
Showed much improved form to score on start seven when making all with plenty in hand over this trip at Fairyhouse last month. 6lb rise shouldn't be an issue and is clearly one to follow but did seem to appreciate the switch to a quicker surface.
Placed twice in maiden company at Dundalk last October and showed improved form switched to handicapping for the first time at Limerick latest when beating 15 rivals. More to come now and a leading player here.
Won twice at Navan last year but not found consistency in 2019 and after a good Listowel second he's twice since disappointed. Capable but risky.
Dandy Man filly won a Fairyhouse maiden in May 2018 and shaped with some promise afterwards in handicaps. Third after 12 month absence at aforementioned venue pretty promising and could go close now if avoiding dreaded bounce.
Winner of a handicap at Bellewstown (1m, good) before a good second over 7f at Roscommon (good) five days later. Collared close home at Leopardstown latest so she is clearly thriving and a bold bid seems assured.
Dundalk winner in December not run badly in recent three starts although handicapper probably has the upper hand.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: R C Colgan|
Beckwith Place (2/1), Sky Moon (6/1), Red Striker (7/1), Tintoretto (9/1), Make A Challenge (10/1), Highly Approved (10/1), High Altitude (10/1), Nothing To Lose (10/1), Atlas (12/1), Elegant Drama (12/1), Moxy Mares (14/1), Lincoln (14/1), Shifted Strategy (16/1), Sors (16/1), Sagittarius Rising (20/1), War Hero (25/1), Eastern Racer (25/1), Encantador (25/1), Have A Nice Day (33/1)
- Sky Moon
- Highly Approved
- Moxy Mares
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