18:50 Gowran Park Wed 14 August 2019
Must concede weight away all round, but she is without doubt the one to beat. Finished out of the first two just twice in her 10-race career, and a lot to like about her when successful in the Munster Oaks at Cork (1m4f; good to yielding) recently.
Just done for second by Goddess at the Curragh (1m1f; good to firm) in a Group 2 most recently. That was a clear seasonal best, and she is ever so slightly better off with her Ballydoyle rival this time round.
Finished last at Le Lion-d'angers (1m2f; good to soft) in a 'Listed' race and was miles behind Who's Steph on her seasonal reappearance over C&D in May. Masses to prove and is subsequently best watched for now.
Behind Who's Steph at Cork two starts ago in Group 3 company when sixth of seven, and produced another disappointing effort when only managing midfield in a handicap at the Curragh (1m2f; good). Others look a lot more solid and he can't be fancied.
In great form of late and bidding for a hat-trick after a pair of wins in handicaps, of which he is 13lb higher for now. This represents a step up in grade, but he is on a roll and is not completely ruled out.
Vulnerable to less exposed rivals and has proved incapable of making a significant impact in 'Listed' company so far throughout 2019. Extremely difficult to recommend when pitched into this grade once again.
Never finished out of the placings in five starts. Did little wrong in defeat when runner-up to the very well treated Mr Adjudicator at Galway (1m4f; good). Drops back in trip now, and has a genuine chance on ratings.
Behind Snapraeceps and Secret Thoughts last time when sixth at Killarney (1m; good). Top-level handicapper who always seems to come up short at this level, and looks set to play another minor role.
Returns to the track after being given a short break since running in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m4f; soft). Vulnerable as a win prospect, but could sneak a place as she has done on previous attempts in pattern company.
Ballydoyle filly making seasonal return after just the two career starts. Pitched into the deep end after successful in AW maiden when contesting the Group 3 'Oh So Sharp Stakes' at Newmarket when she was well-beaten. Hard to know what to expect.
Posted a clear seasonal best when two-length runner-up to hot-favourite Red Tea at the Curragh (1m1f; good to firm). Will have to turn up in similar form if she is to go close in what is a competitive affair.
Broke maiden duck at the sixth attempt when an eased down winner over C&D. Has a bit to find on form however, and others look much more solid in this grade.
Got her racing career off to the perfect start when justifying market favouritism at Leopardstown (1m1f; good) where she looked to be learning on the job. This is a marked rise in grade, but she is respected for powerful connections.
Only made her racecourse debut back in April. Respectable effort when pitched into pattern company for the first time when fourth to Viadera in a 'Listed' contest at Killarney (1m; good) recently. Still unexposed and could make her presence felt.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Snowy Winter||4||9-8||25/1||Full Result|
|T: Archie WatsonJ: G F Carroll|
Who's Steph (11/10), Camphor (5/1), Fresnel (10/1), Luxuriant (11/1), Snapraeceps (12/1), Goddess (14/1), Secret Thoughts (14/1), Frosty (16/1), Waitingfortheday (16/1), Annie Fior (25/1), Lady Olenna (25/1), Tipitena (33/1), Cnoc An Oir (33/1), Wisdom Mind (33/1), Coeur D'Amour (66/1)
- Who's Steph
- Annie Fior
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