15:05 Sligo Wed 7 August 2019
Well held on first two starts, but improved to win a 6f maiden at Fairyhouse (soft) last time, making all. Handicapper has taken a dim view of that win, and she needs another jump forward to score on nursery bow.
Best effort when runner-up in a soft-ground maiden at Listowel in June. Not discredited without building on that since, and vulnerable to progressive rivals.
Posted his best effort when sixth of 15 to Rebel Tale in a maiden at Navan in May, but that form isn't rock solid, and he needs to improve markedly from what looks a stiff opening mark.
No impact on first three starts, but appeared to improve when sixth of 10 to Petite Mustique in a 7f maiden at Galway last time. That form looks of dubious merit, however, and she has more than her share of weight based on the balance of her form.
Has shown a fair level of ability in maidens, but it must be a concern that he weakened rather tamely to finish last on his nursery bow at the Curragh last time. Cheekpieces reached for now.
Stepped up markedly on earlier form when a staying-on 2½L sixth of 11 to Royal County Down in maiden at Down Royal last time. Needs to conclusively show he can build on that, but worth the benefit of the doubt.
Improved on debut when 5L third in a 5f Tipperary maiden on her penultimate outing, and may yet do better, for all she failed to confirm that improvement at Navan last time.
Fine third in a 6f Fairyhouse maiden on her second start, and far from disgraced on either side of that. Ought to improve for the switch to handicaps, so shortlisted from what looks a fair opening mark.
Improved a little at Bellewstown on final qualifying run, and stepped up again when a close third to Royal County Down in a 7f Galway nursery last week. Is 7lb lower here, so claims obvious, although drop in trip is arguably a negative.
Yet to trouble the judge, although seemed to show improved form when a 4L seventh of 10 to Between Hills in a 6½f maiden at Listowel last time. Type to progress in nurseries, so not dismissed.
Hasn't gone on from the mild promise of her Curragh debut, and appears to face an uphill task here.
Best effort over 7f on penultimate start before looking unsuited by return to 5f last time. Campaigned with handicaps in mind, but will find easier opportunities than this.
Bred to be speedy, but has failed to beat a rival in two of his three starts to date, and needs to find significant improvement, with blinkers and a tongue tie utilised for the first time.
Last Year's Winner
Erlking (7/2), In From The Cold (4/1), Yolo Aris (4/1), Rolling Wave (8/1), Cobb And Co (10/1), Dolce Sicily (11/1), Mogwli (14/1), Mighty Mirage (16/1), Confidence High (16/1), Myrcella (20/1), Joupe (25/1), Made In Pimlico (33/1), Megans Beau (33/1)
- Yolo Aris
- In From The Cold
- Confidence High
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