15:25 Listowel Mon 9 September 2019
Won for the fourth time on turf from 22 Flat starts when landing the Listed Celebration stakes at the Curragh in June. Beaten since and more needed here but enters calculations.
Won a Listed contest on seasonal debut at Naas in March. Beaten in the Group 3 Alleged stakes at the same venue when last seen in April but not easily dismissed in this contest.
Won last year's Irish Lincoln and also recorded a Listed win at Leopardstown last term. Last of 15 on sole start this season at Killarney last month.
Winner of this contest in 2017 over C&D. Entitled to make the shortlist being highest rated in the field and representing a yard with a 48% win and place strike rate at this festival in the last four years.
Won the Listed Tetrarch Stakes over 7f at the Curragh earlier in the season but well held over 1m at Killarney last month. Approach with caution from a yard who failed to find a winner from 13 runners at this festival 12 months ago.
Two wins from eight starts at similar level but has looked a little lacking in a couple of spins at Cork and Killarney in Listed company last month. Needs to find plenty of improvement.
Running well in defeat, shaping well on a number of occasions since April including when finishing second of 14 beaten 1¼L behind Goddess in a Gowran Park Listed contest last month. Requires plenty of respect.
Just about a career best effort when third of 10 in Listed company at Cork in April before finding the step up to Group 3 level a little too much at Chester in the Ormonde stakes in May. Market likely to be the best guide.
Lightly raced colt winner on both career starts to date at the Galway festival and over a similar trip at Tipperary last month. Step up in grade but likely to cope well enough.
Not disgraced in four seasonal starts this term but is still looking to add to sole career win at Leopardstown in October as a juvenile. Hard to recommend on current evidence and in first-time blinkers.
Has failed to add to his seasonal debut win at Naas in March, running well in defeat in a number of starts since at Listed and Group level. Should give a good account of himself.
Originally with trainer Willie McCreery the daughter of Roderic O'Connor ran well in defeat at Killarney last month in a 1m contest beaten 3¼L behind National Guard. More required at this level.
Comes here in fine form following a couple of wins at Leopardstown and Roscommon last month. Plenty to prove stepping up in grade.
First Reserve: Winner of one of her six career starts so far but will need to show significant improvement if she is to excel in this company.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning|
Lancaster House (7/4), Riven Light (3/1), Up Helly Aa (7/1), Winiata (8/1), Still Standing (10/1), Tipitena (10/1), Warnaq (12/1), Wargrave (14/1), Shelir (16/1), Insignia Of Rank (16/1), Rionach (16/1), Marshall Jennings (16/1), Drombeg Dream (20/1), Come September (33/1), Manjeer (33/1), On The Go Again (33/1), Memyselfandmoi (50/1)
- Riven Light
- Lancaster House
- Up Helly Aa
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