16:20 Cork Mon 5 August 2019
Showed very little in four previous starts prior to popping up at 50/1 when landing 2m4f handicap hurdle here last time off 8lb lower mark. Chance if able to build on that as won with a bit in hand.
Only win in 20 starts came over 3m at Wexford last July and has run a series of good races there since, including last two outings. Seems less effective elsewhere so has a bit to prove here.
Stayed on gamely to win at Bellewstown penultimate start and was fair runner-up at Sligo last time off 5lb higher mark. Raised further 2lb now so has to produce more but is not out of it in current form.
Gradually getting her act together and another step in right direction last time when 50/1 third over 2m in Limerick maiden hurdle. Extra three furlongs for handicap bow and good conditional claims 3lb.
Yet to win in 18 starts on Flat and over timber and hasn't been seen since losing her form last season with a series of poor effots. Others make rather more appeal.
Only success in 25 outings came here over 2m last year when scoring off a mark off 85. Beaten a head here in June off 89 and seems to like this track. Respectable third over fences at Tipperary recently and should see out the trip back over timber.
Built on previous third at Wexford when scoring in good style last time at Sligo where seemed suited by drop back to minimum trip. Surprise to see her going back up in distance and will find life tougher off 7lb higher mark.
Third in 2m maiden hurdle here in March on first start for current yard. Bounced back from three poor runs to be fair third at Killarney recently and doesn't look overburdened for handicap bow. Decent in-form conditional claims 7lb too.
First hurdles form when third on handicap debut at Bellewstown penultimate start but was behind from halfway and pulled up latest at Roscommon where reportedly lost a shoe. Chance on previous effort.
Landed Tipperary 3m handicap hurdle penultimate start but got no further than the 3rd at Limerick last month when unseated rider. Drops back in trip and may find this on the sharp side for her.
Odds-on when fell at the 3rd at Hexham on last hurdles outing two months ago. Has run twice on Flat since and was fair third in Killarney staying handicap last time so is worth considering with fitness guaranteed.
No form prior to second at Clonmel in May then proved that no fluke when beating Courting Bb at Tramore last time off 6lb lower mark. Appears to be going the right way and should again be on the premises.
1-24 with only win coming in Southwell 1m6f Fibresand Flat staying handicap last term for Gavin Cromwell. Showed little over hurdles last time on first start for current yard and others are more appealing.
Four-time winner in Britain, most recently at Southwell over 3m penultimate start for Dan Skelton. Irish debut for new yard and drop back in trip doesn't look obvious move. Worth noting for any market confidence though.
Hasn't shown much in all five career starts, the last three in maiden hurdles. handicap debut here but appears up against it on evidence to date.
Won two mile handicap hurdle at Gowran Park in June 2018. Ran well over similar trip at Ballinrobe in April and nto disgraced latest when fourth at Wexford. Has struggled at around this trip in the past and has stamina questions to answer.
Landed Clonmel h'cap hurdle at this trip in September last year off 1lb higher mark but has been woefully out of form last four starts and is hard to recommend on what we've seen of late.
Nine-race maiden who has been soundly beaten in all four outings in handicap hurdles to this point. Has only been eased a total of 3lb and hard to see her making much impression.
Yet to reach a place in nine starts but returned from 301-day break to finish a promising fourth at Bellewstown last month. Could have turned the corner and may again be in there pitching for a place.
Very modest mare who only has a few bits and pieces of form among 13 career starts so far. Raced mainly over 3m since the spring.
Only win in 33 starts under both codes came here on the Flat over 1m4f in 2016. Fair effort in May when last seen in action finishing fifth in Limerick handicap hurdle having been denied a run at a crucial stage. Hardly one to rely on though.
33 races without success but ran OK here on penultmate start when staying on well into to finish fourth of 19. Normal service resumed last time when well beaten at Ballinrobe.
Some promise in maiden hurdles but nothing to excite in two starts in handicaps so far. Dropped 2lb since last run but it doesn't look enough.
Galileo filly who showed little in her first two outings but showed a bit more last time when seventh at Limerick in April. Handicap bow for leading owner so worth a market check for any postive signs.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M A CahillJ: S W Flanagan|
Magen's Moon (11/4), Rock On Bennie (8/1), Belle West (8/1), Cailean's Angel (10/1), Courtin Bb (10/1), Kashika (11/1), Lady Of The Sea (12/1), Wink Wink (12/1), Theatre Act (14/1), Slainte And Thanks (14/1), Rathnaleen Tou (14/1), Icostnothing (14/1), She'stherightone (16/1), Wild Desire (20/1), Miss Mcilroy (25/1), Fly Round The Bend (25/1), Boston Babe (25/1), Lily Trotter (33/1), Ainmisfearr (33/1), Duty Girl (33/1), Career Guide (33/1), Siempre Amigos (33/1), Glamorous Nellie (33/1), Allora Yeats (33/1), Hunter (33/1), Our Pocket Rocket (50/1), Charlotte Wells (66/1)
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