18:45 Sligo Tue 20 August 2019
Remains a maiden over hurdles following ten starts and has an inconsistent profile. Best form has come at Down Royal so far and while he's dropping to a decent mark others look more reliable candidates.
28-race Irish maiden under both codes but has plenty of form that suggests she should be up to winning a race. Ran with credit off 10lb higher mark at Perth last time out. A repeat of that should see her going very close.
Won a bumper at Killarney last May but was beaten a very long way in her three maiden hurdles and a handicap outings before running better last time out at Limerick. Chances but may need to drop a few pounds to get competitive.
Seven-race maiden who had failed to inspire on each start since October before putting in an improved effort last time out here over 2m. Up in the weights but step up in trip should help and cheekpieces applied for the first time. Chances.
Sole win in 20 starts over hurdles came all the way back in 2015 running off an 13lb higher mark. Will need to improve on overall form to play a significant role in this contest.
Without a win in 17 starts over hurdles and disappointed last time out over this course and distance. Slipping down the handicap but still hard to make a case for.
Was staying on strongly on handicap debut over hurdles at Tramore five days ago. Is a capable performer on the Flat and a reproduction of his latest form would entitle him to go very close here.
Won off a 10lb higher mark at Uttoxeter in June 2018 but has struggled since. Not seen out since November 2018 and while looking nicely weighted, the long absence is a concern.
Has shown nothing to suggest she is capable of winning a race of this nature on three rules starts to date. Hard to make a case for after being comprehensively beaten on all occasions. Others make more obvious appeal.
Has been slightly punished for his consistency by hardly moving off his handicap mark of around 80 for the past two years. Still looking for his first handicap win and likely to be kept waiting again.
Long standing maiden; tailed off on latest appearance over fences at Tipperary and hurdles form nothing to write home about including last time out here over 2m1f. Needs to improve a lot to have any chance.
Decent effort when fifth at Kilbeggan (2m4f; yielding to soft) earlier this month. That was a step back in the right direction after a pair of lesser efforts. Place claims if running up to best.
Last Year's Winner
|T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne|
Walking On Glass (4/6), Duke's Girl (7/1), Tibetan Gold (9/1), Northern Emperor (12/1), Back To Bataan (14/1), Shantelle (14/1), Divin Desir (14/1), Celtic Monarch (16/1), Galuppi (20/1), The Diary Keeper (20/1), Railway Muice (20/1), Mistheatre (33/1), I Will Walk (33/1)
- Duke's Girl
- Walking On Glass
- Celtic Monarch
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