20:10 Ballinrobe Mon 12 August 2019
Running well in defeat in a number of starts towards the end of last year but the manner of defeat in a Tipperary beginners chase last month is a concern. Losing run over hurdles set to continue.
One from 16 over hurdles for the Stowaway mare who has hit the frame on a further six occasions. Worthy of consideration following run over C&D on her penultimate last month.
Two from 17 over hurdles with the Flemensfirth gelding's last victory coming at Gowran Park in March 2018 off a 15lb lower mark. Others look more convincing.
Out of form in a number of recent starts including a couple of dour efforts at the Galway festival. Still 2lb higher than last winning mark and hard to fancy looking at the whole card.
In good form last autumn winning a handicap hurdle at Wexford in October off a 12lb lower mark. Well held on last start in December and has never been the easiest to catch right.
Winner of three of his 20 starts over hurdles but last win over timber came at Punchestown over four years ago. Racing 9lb lower than last winning mark but the Rakti gelding ran well on latest start here over a similar trip and merits respect.
Off the mark for connections at the 14th time of asking when landing a Sligo handicap hurdle off a 6lb lower mark last month. Well held from his new rating earlier this month and others look more compelling.
Ten-race maiden hurdler produced a career best when running the improving Pump Road to 1L at Ballinrobe over 2m5f on good ground last month. Likely to run well once again.
18-race maiden hurdler and has produced a mixed bag of efforts this term, running well here before a below-par sixth of 29 at the Galway festival last month. Limited place claims.
Last Year's Winner
Sizing Malbay (3/1), Bridge Native (4/1), Bog War (9/2), Trendsetter (5/1), Empire Burleque (5/1), Divin Desir (8/1), Silver Planeur (10/1), Castlehume (12/1), Spancil Hill (12/1), Vinnwarr (16/1)
- Bog War
- Silver Planeur
- Sizing Malbay
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