19:10 Ballinrobe Mon 12 August 2019
Genuine and tough sort, run up a four-timer on the Flat in a number of British raids last month, rising over 14lb in the process. Second of 14 beaten over 3L in a handicap hurdle at the Galway festival. Leading player.
Beaten on the Flat and over hurdles since winning over hurdles at the first time of asking when landing a Fairyhouse maiden over this trip in November. Well held at the Galway festival earlier this month and may struggle on these terms.
Winner of three of her 14 starts over hurdles, last win coming on her penultimate start at Cork last month off a 6lb lower mark. Only got as far as the first at the Galway festival on latest start and not one to be putting a line through just yet.
Off the mark for connections at the ninth time of asking winning on soft ground in April off an 11lb lower mark. Beaten on three occasions since and on balance probably has something to find in this contest.
Sole win in seven starts over hurdles came here in May over a similar trip off a 13lb lower mark. Running well in defeat over timber and on the Flat since and rates a live contender in this group.
Yard appears to have gotten to the bottom of the Excelebration gelding following a fine second of 14 over 1m4f in a Flat handicap at the Galway festival earlier this month. Back over hurdles here on handicap debut with the market the best guide.
Nine-race maiden hurdler who is yet to hit the frame. Recent efforts have been below-par and has not shown enough overall to be considered in this company.
Last Year's Winner
Lever Du Soleil (5/4), Zoffalee (7/2), Humaniste (11/2), Father Ailbe (6/1), Authorizo (7/1), Coral Blue (10/1), Smiling Eliza (14/1), Colour Me In (16/1)
- Smiling Eliza
- Lever Du Soleil
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