13:45 Listowel Sat 14 September 2019
Well held in a couple of career bumper starts so far. Best watched on hurdling debut, though yard among the winners this week.
Gelding by Mountain High out of a Beneficial mare. Dam, seven-race maiden hurdler, failing to hit the frame on any occasion. Market likely to be the best guide.
Gelding by Imperial Monarch out of a Good Thyne mare. Down the field in three below-par bumper starts to date. Yard struggling this week, hitting the frame on one occasion from 11 runners by Thursday.
Modest 68-rated Flat handicapper for trainer David O'Meara, without success in six starts. Likely to need the run on hurdling debut.
Sent off at big prices on each of his last four career starts, running accordingly on each occasion. Little sign of any light at the end of the tunnel just yet.
Modest 66-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer Ed Vaughan, with the Intello gelding earlier failing to make the grade for Sir Michael Stoute. Needs to improve on a poor hurdling debut at the Galway festival to play a part here.
Below-par 51-rated Flat handicapper, made too many mistakes on hurdling debut at Wexford over 2m earlier this month to be considered in this company.
Gelding by Westerner out of a Anshan mare. Cost €16,000 as a three-year-old. Seventh of 11 beaten 11L on race course debut in a Wexford 2m maiden hurdle when last seen in March. Looks vulnerable.
Ran with much credit when finishing third of 14 beaten 3L behind Lethal Steps on hurdling debut at the Galway festival in July. Yard among the winners this week and continuation of development expected here.
Running well in defeat in a couple of Flat starts and a Sligo maiden hurdle over 2m1½f last month. Deserves a change in fortunes and one for the shortlist on second start over timber.
78-rated Flat handicapper. Not disgraced on hurdling debut at Wexford earlier this month. Worth a market check representing yard going well this week.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall|
Winner Takes Itall (8/11), Bronagh's Belle (2/1), Ciao (6/1), Kingdom Brunel (20/1), Northern Love (20/1), Nasee (25/1), Sunnyhill Lad (33/1), Alfa Mix (40/1), Imperial Flash (40/1), Western Rambler (50/1), High As Akite (50/1), Little Saint (66/1)
- Bronagh's Belle
- Winner Takes Itall
Next Race Off
Lady Bowthorpe can regain the winning thread in the AR Legal Fillies' Handicap at Newmarket, according to Anita Chambers.
Ben Linfoot is backing a Rod Millman-trained filly coming off a break in a tight little handicap at Newmarket on Wednesday for the Sporting Life Daily Nap.
David Clough makes Futuristic his best Thursday bet and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.