18:40 Ballinrobe Mon 12 August 2019
Winner of just one of his nine starts over hurdles, coming over 12 months ago in a Limerick handicap off a 6lb lower mark. Still looks in the grip of the handicapper.
Not in the form required to play a major role in this contest on the balance of his hurdling efforts since May.
Stingy return of just one hurdle success in 29 starts. Sole win came over C&D two years ago off a 6lb lower mark. Little sign of a return to winning ways looking at the King's Theatre gelding's efforts at Down Royal and more recently at Cork.
Off the mark for connections over hurdles at the ninth time of asking when landing a Wexford 2m handicap off a 5lb lower mark in April. Well held since and others look more compelling.
Running well in defeat in two of his last three starts over timber, including when fifth of 16 behind Pump Road here last month. Return to this trip should suit and not without a chance in first-time cheekpieces.
Struggled twice on the Flat following a return from a 705-day absence before a further defeat at the Galway festival earlier this month. First-time cheekpieces added and best watched for the time being unless market vibes suggest otherwise.
nine-race maiden who appears to be struggling over both the larger obstacles and in four dour efforts over hurdles. Plenty of questions to be answered at present.
Has struggled on her three starts over hurdles so far, including latest when finishing tailed off at odds of 100/1 in a Cork maiden last month. Others preferred.
Without a win in eight starts over hurdles and first time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Eight-race maiden over hurdles who has been looking a little overwhelmed in a number of innocuous efforts since returning to action in May. Well below par form looks set to continue.
Seven-race maiden over hurdle, yet to hit the frame on any occasion. Not seen since pulling up with a circuit to go here in May and others clearly hold stronger claims.
Last Year's Winner
Youngnedofthehill (10/3), Derby De Thaix (7/2), Mosstown Miller (4/1), Joy's Gift (5/1), Baby Bellini (13/2), Trenchtown Rock (11/1), Disco Musik (11/1), Alfred Wegener (12/1), Crafty Codger (16/1), Kilcolgan Rocket (16/1), Dragon Queen (25/1), Silvretta Schwarz (33/1)
- Joy's Gift
- Baby Bellini
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