18:20 Leopardstown Thu 8 August 2019
Hard to fancy off top-weight. Not as exposed as others but would need to step up on the bare form of his seasonal/stable debut when sixth at Bellewstown (7f; good). Drops back in trip to 6f.
Bit below-par the last twice after notching two wins in a row on the AW at Dundalk. Never involved over the sticks at Punchestown (2m; good to yielding) when last seen. Has first run on turf since placed at Fairyhouse last September over this trip.
Well-beaten last time when fancied (sent off 2-1f) at Fairyhouse (7f; good). Drops back in trip now, and had been in good form prior to that disappointment so shouldn't be completely written off as of yet.
Tailed off at Fairyhouse (6f; good) last month on return from long absence/debut for this new yard when he was detached from halfway. Impossible to fancy on that basis and so he is best watched for now.
Form has curtailed a bit the last twice since he scored at the Curragh in May. Not completely disgraced in a Premier Handicap last time despite finishing sixth. Needs to step up a little bit.
Kept on the go since January. Bit inconsistent in recent starts, but latest fourth at Down Royal (5f; good) would give him place claims as he steps up to 6f for the first time in a while.
Couldn't have made a better transition to the handicap sphere with two wins from two starts in this company (the first of those victories coming over C&D). Drops back in trip to 6f now and a bold bid is expected as she tries for the hat-trick.
Vulnerable to less exposed rivals but has been running well either side of a below-par performance at the Curragh (6f; good). Respectable effort at that track when fourth in big-field handicap behind Miss Jabeam and Sabrina Fairchild most recently.
Bounced back from lifeless display at the Curragh two starts ago in some fashion when she won a handicap at that track over this trip last time out. Had Sabrina Fairchild in behind her then, but is on a 7lb higher mark now.
Dropped down to 5f for the first time since joining this stable and finished last in a 12-runner affair at Down Royal (5f; good). Returns to a trip he was successful over on debut for this stable in June and could bounce back off a 2lb higher mark.
Respectable efforts in defeat the last twice. Sneaks into this off bottom-weight and has proved she has what it takes to hold her own in big-field sprint handicaps. Still lightly raced and she is towards the top of the shortlist.
Last Year's Winner
Geological (9/2), Miss Jabeam (5/1), Sabrina Fairchild (5/1), Baladiya (5/1), Blairmayne (11/2), Master Matt (7/1), Zodiacus (7/1), That's Not Me (8/1), Ducky Mallon (12/1), Plough Boy (16/1), Dandys Gold (25/1), The Feathered Nest (40/1), Ustinov (66/1)
- Sabrina Fairchild
- That's Not Me
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