16:05 Listowel Tue 10 September 2019
Bumper winner 12 months ago, the Shantou gelding has been well held in three of his four hurdle appearances. Plenty to prove at present.
Winner of his last couple of starts at Tramore last, coming a day apart over the larger obstacles followed by success in a handicap hurdle over a similar trip off a 8lb lower mark. Leading contender.
Won her second hurdle in June landing a Wexford handicap off a 5lb lower mark over 2m on good ground. Can be forgiven last run over timber at the Galway festival in July and worth further consideration here.
In solid and consistent form of late, getting off the mark over hurdles at the seventh time of asking for connections at Downpatrick in July. Minor setback at Killarney was corrected by a second win over timber at Clonmel earlier this month.
Off the mark for connections at the fifth attempt when landing a Sligo maiden hurdle over 2m5f last month on yielding ground. Looks to be an improving sort and merits plenty of respect.
Has generally struggled overall since returning to the track in May following a 14 month break. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.
Improving sort, shaping well over hurdles recently including a win over 2m½f at Down Royal in June. Ran well in defeat at the Galway festival and one for the shortlist in this company.
Ran well to defeat the more fancied couple of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott charges when getting off the mark at the fourth time of asking at Sligo last month. Strong place claims.
Winner on her second start over hurdles but the daughter of Salutino has struggled a little in a couple of starts since. Liable to find a couple stronger.
Dual hurdle winner has been struggling in a number of runs since December last year including being brought down when in midfield at Ballinrobe last month. May need relief from the handicapper before further consideration.
Ran into good form in July landing the spoils in a couple of starts at Limerick. Beaten off his revised mark at Killarney last month and may find one or two better handicapped sorts lurking.
Deservedly off the mark at the fifth time of asking over hurdles, winning a Sligo maiden following a couple of solid efforts over the spring and summer. Open to more improvement.
Has come to hand in a couple of starts since June, winning on his latest start in a Tramore maiden hurdle over 2m5f on good ground last month. One to consider based on recent displays.
C&D winner of a handicap hurdle in June off a 9lb loer mark on good ground. Ran well in defeat when last seen in July and should go well again here.
Has failed to hit the frame in eight hurdling starts so far, never a factor when brought down on latest start at Down Royal last month. Will need to raise overall profile to play a role in this contest.
Second of 12 beaten 5L behind Celtic Dancer at Limerick in July is the only highlight in a pretty dismal series of efforts this term. Plenty more needed in this company.
Faller over hurdles at Ballinrobe last time out but ran pretty well last time on the level when third over 1m5f at Sligo back in June. Enters calculations.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane|
Unexpected Depth (3/1), Peaches And Cream (5/1), Live Every Day (7/1), Drop The Anchor (8/1), Buttons And Bows (10/1), Cusp Of Carabelli (10/1), Convara (12/1), Celtic Dancer (12/1), Penny Out (14/1), Westmead (16/1), Bog War (16/1), Volatile Lady (20/1), Fleurys Fort (25/1), Warlike Intent (33/1), Spancil Hill (33/1), Dollar Value (33/1), Magic Sea (50/1)
- Peaches And Cream
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