18:45 Galway Wed 31 July 2019
Still showing plenty of spark over hurdles recently including a win at Roscommon earlier this month when beating 16 rivals a neck. Hard to fancy here though making belated debut on the Flat from a difficult draw.
Maiden on the Flat after seven races but he went close on his latest attempt in what was his first run for his new yard where he was second of seven at Bellewstown over 1m4f. Unlikely to be troubling the judge.
Eight-race maiden well beaten when making no impression on his latest start at Leopardstown earlier this month and once again is liable to find one or two more suitable to today's conditions.
Without success in nine starts for the Canford Cliffs gelding who has by no means been disgraced in a number of career efforts to date. Market likely to be best guide given notable jockey booking.
Career best at Royal Ascot latest. Trainer and jockey combination landed the spoils in this contest 12 months ago with Diamond Hill and are four from five in this race in the last eight years.
One from two over the larger obstacles but failed to trigger any enthusiasm on Flat debut at Killarney earlier this month. Impossible to fancy against a number of these rivals.
Four race maiden with a negative draw against her here. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Four-race maiden running with credit on each occasion including a good effort at Ballinrobe earlier this month. Repeat of recent efforts needed in this company.
Well beaten and no impression in four Flat starts to date including three heavy defeats on turf. Unlikely to make a significant impact from wide draw.
Hurdle winner who has taken to the Flat showing plenty of promise finishing in the runner-up position in both starts to date at Bellewstown and earlier this month at Killarney. One for the shortlist in first-time tongue strap.
Zoffany gelding sent off at big prices on starts at Gowran Park in October and on return to action at Killarney earlier this month running accordingly on each occasion. Others preferred.
Running well in defeat when hitting the frame in both career Flat starts to date. Beaten a head in his latest contest at Roscommon last month and worthy of further consideration on first-start since gelding operation and introduction of cheekpieces.
Running well in a number of maiden before disappointing on handicap debut at the Curragh last month. Expected to go well for a yard that are two from seven in this contest in the last eight years.
Gelding by Fast Company out of a Muhtarram mare. Dam winner on the Flat over 1m6f, placed over hurdles between 2m and 2m4f. Best watched on debut.
Nothing of note in a couple of career starts for the Approve gelding. Has not shown enough ability to be considered in this company.
Sea The Moon gelding purchased for 10,000 gns at the sales in October 2017. Never nearer in two career starts to date and search for breakthrough success to continue after this contest.
Mount Nelson gelding cost 22,000 euros as a yearling. Well held when beaten over 19L on both career starts so far. Not a forlorn hope given his yard but others still more convincing.
Four-race maiden sent off at large prices on each of his starts and unlikely to be making significant progress to be considered in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Diamond Hill||5||11-7||11/8||Full Result|
|T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins|
Buildmeupbuttercup (1/2), Run For Mary (7/2), Hasankey (10/1), Born By The Sea (10/1), Formal Order (11/1), Rocky Shores (16/1), Charlie Bit Me (33/1), Cavelli (33/1), Freetown (50/1), Grove Hill (50/1), Baby Bellini (50/1), Takarengo (100/1), Donnersnstrings (100/1), Sea Ducor (100/1), Malenka Suka (100/1), Flying Mary (100/1), Bective Cave (100/1), Flirting Lesa (100/1), Snow Leopard (100/1), Right Approval (100/1), Ri Sean Baile Ard (100/1)
- Formal Order
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