20:30 Galway Wed 31 July 2019
Hurdling recently but won on the Flat on his second start at Carlisle last August. Beaten since but worth a check in the market with the gelding finishing down the field in this contest 12 months ago and is likely to improve on that.
Off the mark for connections at the ninth time of asking over this trip in a Clonmel handicap in April off a 12lb lower mark. Life more difficult under a penalty and liable to find a couple stronger in this contest.
125-rated hurdler who is without success in seven starts on the Flat. Well held on latest run at Limerick last month and others appear to have more scope for improvement.
Winner on the AW at Dundalk, the lightly raced daughter of Casamento is a five-race maiden on turf for connections. Earlier progression appears to have leveled out and hold look to hold stronger claims.
Ran well in defeat on return to action following a 351 day break at Ballinrobe recently following three runs at this festival 12 months ago. Place claims.
Off the mark at the 10th attempt for Mark Johnston at the back end of 2018. Well held in a couple of starts for current connections and will need to raise overall profile to play a role here.
Beaten in a couple of starts on turf the Teofilo gelding won at the fifth time of asking on the AW at Dundalk on his last Flat run in January. Beaten over hurdles since and unlikely to make significant impact here.
One from 14 starts on turf for the Hernando gelding. Running well in defeat in a couple of starts last month and, although a bit more needed, enters calculations here.
Won for the second time on the Flat when landing a Tipperary 1m4½f contest last month off a 10lb lower mark before finishing second of 14 beaten ½L at Bellewstown recently. Raised again for his troubles but one to have onside in this contest.
Bumper/hurdle/chase winner but well held in three starts on the level and looks firmly up against it here. Unlikely to be improving at his age.
Nine-race maiden who has hit the frame on four occasions including on his most recent start at Limerick last month over a similar trip. Looks a progressive type and can be shortlisted here.
Nothing of note in five Flat starts to date including finishing last of 12 at Ballinrobe last month. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.
Appeared to be coming back to form at the right time when finishing second of six at Ballinrobe last month. Market likely to be the best guide stepping back up in trip.
Off the mark at the fourth attempt on seasonal debut at Navan in May. Beaten since but better than his last run at the Curragh suggests. Needs a few to falter stepping up in trip.
Last Year's Winner
|17||Great Trango||5||9-9||12/1||Full Result|
|T: David KellyJ: W M Lordan|
Eight And Bob (5/4), Scaglietti (3/1), Conron (7/2), Upgraded (9/1), Awayinthewest (12/1), Camlann (12/1), Walking On Glass (14/1), Falak (14/1), Grey Waters (14/1), Stronghold (16/1), Noble Expression (16/1), Abraham (25/1), Cocohulababy (50/1), Firlinfeu (50/1), First To Boogie (50/1), Lady Annalee (66/1)
- Eight And Bob
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