14:40 Tramore Sun 18 August 2019
Improved from first to second run over hurdles when finishing third of 13 at Kilbeggan earlier this month over a similar trip. Yard came into this meeting with a 57% win and place strike rate in maiden hurdles in the last four years.
Winning bumper found the step into Grade 2 company at Aintree in April one too far finishing well down the field. Market likely to reveal expectations on hurdling debut.
Beaten in a couple of appearances last month, on the Flat at the Galway festival and earlier finishing down the field in a Cork maiden hurdle over 2m. Others look open to more improvement.
Well held in a couple of starts since June following a break of 334 days. Infrequent visits to the racecourse does not inspire confidence on only his second hurdling appearance.
Gelding by Black Sam Bellamy out of a Sir Percy mare. Out the back of the field on maiden hurdle debut at last months Galway festival over 2m5f. Probably best watched on this occasion.
Gelding by Jeremy out of a Toulon mare. Dam dual 2m5f/3m novice hurdle winner, also victorious 3m1f chaser. No signs of improvement just yet posting a dismal effort at Kilbeggan earlier this month.
Sent off at big prices on his three hurdle starts to date, running accordingly on each occasion. Others look more convincing at this level.
Gelding by Robin Des Pres out of a Fruits Of Love mare. Dam unraced half-sister to 2m4f hurdle winner Underthefloorboards. Well back on debut in a Killarney bumper over 2m1f last month.
Hurdling debut for gelding by Galileo out of a Green Desert mare. 73-rated maiden for the Coolmore operation and best watched here on stable bow.
Fledgling chasing career appears to be on hold as the six-race maiden switches back to hurdles for the first time since a dismal debut at Naas in November.
Last Year's Winner
|Karl Der Grosse||4||11-2||8/15|
|T: W P MullinsJ: R Walsh|
Blackhillsofdakota (6/4), Mooltazem (7/4), Echoes Of Family (10/1), Dani's Boy (10/1), Frankincense (12/1), Longfordwood Lad (12/1), Arthur Fonzarelli (14/1), Jack Holiday (25/1), Double Sixteen (66/1), D K Travel (66/1), Dubheen (100/1)
- Echoes Of Family
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