14:55 Listowel Sat 14 September 2019
Beaten 53L on first start for 732 days when finishing 11th of 13 at Tramore last month. Difficult to see where improvement is coming from at his age.
Won a second career hurdle win when landing a Stratford 2m2f handicap on good to soft ground when last seen in June. Worth a market check on return to the track.
10-race maiden hurdler has not shown enough in the way of ability to be considered in this contest in a number of inadequate starts since July.
Off the mark at the seventh attempt over timber at Bellewstown, 12 months ago. Well down the field on return in a Killarney beginners chase last month and needs a vast improvement switching back to hurdles.
Failed to build on a career best effort at Tramore last month when finishing 12L adrift of the winner in a Clonmel maiden hurdle earlier this month. Looks a tall order on overall form shown.
Seven-race maiden hurdler, beaten favourite last time out in a Bellewstown 2m contest last month beaten over 7L. Needs a check in the market.
Career best effort on latest start in a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle over 2m1f on yielding ground last month when beaten a head by Clear Left. Capable of improvement and worthy of consideration.
Running well ion defeat of late including in a maiden hurdle here on Tuesday finishing second of 18 beaten 4½L by the well fancied Blazing Emily. One for the shortlist.
Five-race maiden hurdler, finding the company too hot in a number of dismal efforts since June. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role.
Running well in defeat in a couple of starts at Killarney and Cork before two below par effort on the Flat and over hurdles at Bellewstown last month. Capable of bouncing back and one to watch in the market.
Put a number of dismal efforts behind him with a career best run at Sligo over 2m5f last month on yielding ground finishing second of 11 beaten a little over 4L. More needed but not one to put a line through.
Off the mark for connections over hurdles at the 16th time of asking when landing a Clonmel handicap over 2m2f in June off a 7lb lower mark. Beaten since but gives the impression we may not have seen the best of him yet.
Improving sort in recent starts at Sligo over 2m1f and in a Down Royal maiden hurdle over 2m4f, finishing second of 11 beaten 5L on good ground. No surprise to see a bold bid.
10-race maiden generally well held and never nearer on four of her five starts over hurdles. Will need to improve to figure.
Out of luck in a couple of handicap hurdle starts so far, only getting as far as the first at Clonmel earlier this month. Needs to rediscover the form of his win in a Limerick maiden on good ground in July.
Winner of a Tramore handicap chase last month, the gelding is still looking for a second win over hurdles since landing the spoils in a Wexford handicap 12 months ago off a 2lb lower mark. May find this tough.
Mare gained first success under rules at the seventh attempt when landing Clonmel maiden over 2m3½f on good ground earlier this month. Has more to offer and very much respected in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Mrs Y DunleavyJ: D J Mullins|
Sand Fly (15/8), Hewick (7/1), Our Jerry (8/1), Elusive Don (9/1), Cosmic Rock (9/1), Quarry Lil (10/1), The Diary Keeper (12/1), Something Sweet (14/1), Zalika (14/1), Elegant Dan (16/1), Whoyakodding (16/1), Buster Dan Dan (20/1), Bridgets Cross (20/1), Mohart (25/1), Lake Chad (25/1), Jack Holiday (25/1), Shedding (25/1), Torquay (28/1), Dunloe Lady (N/A), Baronial Hall (N/A), Military Poet (N/A)
- Our Jerry
- Quarry Lil
- Sand Fly
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