20:20 Tramore Thu 15 August 2019
Arguably the standout contender in this field. Multiple winning hurdler, and hard to knock last time when he just failed in his bid for the four-timer when fifth in what was a fiercely competitive renewal of the Galway Hurdle.
Not gone on from Kilbeggan (2m2f; good to yielding) hurdles win in June, and could never land a blow at Galway (2m; good) last month. 0-15 on the flat, and it would be a surprise if he were to be one of the main protagonists.
Something is not right after he hasn't show anything like the form he did in two starts since landing a bumper for WP Mullins in April. Heavy defeat on hurdles debut at Galway (2m; good) when last seen, and is risky.
Ran exclusively over hurdles since making a winning racecourse debut over hurdles at Cork (2m; good to yielding) in November. Progressing in handicap sphere before disappointing at Galway (2m; good) last time. Place claims at best on flat debut.
Talented sort over hurdles/fences, and bounced back from poor showing at the Curragh on flat debut with a fine third to the smart Pravalaguna at Cork (3m; yielding). Now returns to the flat, & this is a bit easier than latest run on the level.
Makes return from 277-day break, but has shown on multiple occasions she goes well fresh. Smart chasing mare, and third in the Grade 2 Fortria Chase when last seen. Flat debut and she should make her presence felt.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Emmet MullinsJ: Miss R Dudfield|
Sole Pretender (4/5), Listen Dear (5/2), Buttons And Bows (8/1), Botani (12/1), Jaime Sommers (25/1), Court Martialed (25/1), Beat Of The Sea (50/1)
- Sole Pretender
- Listen Dear
- Jaime Sommers
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