14:35 Listowel Tue 10 September 2019
Dylan Thomas gelding out of a Namid mare. Cost €17,000 as a three-year-old. Dam won over 5f. Struggling in recent starts and tough to see where improvement is coming from to play a major part in this contest.
Gelding by Westerner out of an Old Vic mare. Worth a market check on hurdling debut for a yard with an 83% win and place strike rate with their maiden hurdlers at this festival in the last couple of years.
Has suffered a number of disappointing defeats of late in five hurdling appearances since February. Worth noting for a yard with a decent record at this festival since 2015.
Well beaten in a couple of maiden hurdle starts last month, possibly flattered by finishing positions, both at Ballinrobe. Others appear to hold sturdier claims.
Sent off a big prices on both career bumper starts so far, running accordingly on both occasions. Unlikely to be making a significant impact on hurdling debut.
Well held on three initial starts over hurdles finishing down the field on each occasion before an improved effort at Ballinrobe finishing sixth of 12 beaten a little over 6L last month. More needed.
Was back from a short break when finishing second to well-backed jolly at Roscommon over similar trip last month on soft ground. More than capable of a big run and should go well with a clear round.
Gelding by Imperial Monarch out of a Presenting mare. Dam unraced. Well held on debut last month in a 2m1f bumper on yielding ground beaten 41L. First-time tongue tie fitted on hurdling debut.
Gelding by Yeats out of a Norwich mare. Dam dual winner of two chase contests. No impression when falling three out on hurdling debut at Killarney when last seen in May. Hard to place any faith in.
Gelding by Le Fou out of an Oscar mare. Half-brother to three winners, including useful sort Marinero and hurdler Tellthemnuttin. Plenty to like about his debut run at Fairyhouse when last seen in February. Big ask on return to action.
Six-race maiden. Not disgraced in a couple of early maiden hurdle spins last month. Will need to improve but a bold bid would not surprise.
Solid and consistent daughter of Robin Des Champs who has hit the frame on each of her five starts over hurdles. Should be in a position to grab a place late in the day.
Daughter of Vinnie Roe out of an Old Vic mare. Encouraging hurdling debut at Tramore last month. Live contender in this company.
Deservedly of the mark at the fourth time of asking in a Tramore bumper on good ground last month. Capable of a bold bid on hurdling introduction.
Last Year's Winner
|T: B CawleyJ: L P Gilligan|
Whatucallher (9/4), Dime A Dozen (5/2), Alice O'Byrne (10/3), Scardura (13/2), Weihnachts (10/1), Judex Lefou (14/1), Anything Will Do (16/1), Hesamanofhisword (20/1), Fou Diligence (22/1), Likable Chancer (25/1), Tuatha De Dannan (33/1), Farranreigh (50/1), Old Town Road (66/1), Cahirdown Boy (66/1), I Got This (100/1)
- Alice O'Byrne
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