16:15 Listowel Fri 13 September 2019
Multiple Graded winner finished 10th in the Kerry National here (3m) on Wednesday continuing a run which suggests handicap's at present not a good course of action. Not an impossible task here at the weights and 2m4f may suit better than 3m.
Winless since landing a valuable Leopardstown contest in February 2018. Not got competitive since the start of 2019 and others are more compelling here.
Five-time winner (one over fences) run sound races in his last three starts but faces an uphill task here given that he would receive 20lb from top-rated The West's Awake in a handicap.
English raider finished second in valuable Skybet handicap last season before ending campaign with a fifth at Ayr at the Welsh National meeting. Second lowest rated here but more likely than some to run to that mark.
Rather disappointing since his win at Punchestown in May off a mark of 141. A repeat of that effort would make him very hard to beat but hard to predict such a performance now. Top-rated performer so chance is clear if on song.
Last Year's Winner
|Don't Touch It||8||11-2||7/1|
|T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M P Walsh|
The West's Awake (2/1), A Toi Phil (5/2), Last Goodbye (4/1), Monbeg River (5/1), Lucky Pat (7/1)
- A Toi Phil
- The West's Awake
- Monbeg River
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