17:25 Curragh Sun 15 September 2019
Improved to score at Doncaster (6f, good) in July, and better form when fourth of 14 in a competitive 7f nursery at Goodwood last month. Will progress again, and not dismissed.
Has picked up a pair of 6f novice events on a sound surface at Newmarket and Salisbury, improving further to decisively beat a subsequent winner last time. One to keep on side.
Out of a half-sister to smart sprinter/miler The Cheka, and produced a remarkable performance to run away with a 6f maiden at Leopardstown last month despite running green. Has since been snapped up by Team Valor, and looks an excellent prospect.
Has shown ability in three starts at up to 7f to date, and possible he will benefit from a first-time visor, but he has a huge amount to find, and hard to see him figuring.
Both wins gave come over 5f, most recently tackling Fibresand for the first time at Southwell. Should be equally effective back on turf, and ought to stay, but possible that he needs softer ground given his profile.
Fairyhouse maiden winner who looks pretty exposed, so perhaps he's flattered by his latest seventh of 12 to Lope Y Fernandez in the G3 Round Tower Stakes here last time, although may also have benefited from a tongue tie. More required now, even so.
Best effort to date when 1¼L second of 7 to Danyah in a heavy-ground maiden at Nottingham last time. Type to do better in a first-time visor, but needs to take quite a big step forward.
Well held on debut at York, but that was in an extremely strong maiden, and this half-brother to 1000 Guineas runner-up Lady Kaya isn't the no-hoper his form might suggest, albeit lacking in experience for a race like this.
Wetherby maiden winner who seems to have stopped progressing based on his efforts in nurseries, and wouldn't be good enough to win this even on the pick of his form.
Finally off the mark in a Down Royal nursery last time, but rather scrambled home off an official mark of 68, and a big surprise if he was capable of getting heavily involved in this much stronger contest.
Has won twice over 6f in novice company, and out of his depth when last of 7 to Pinatubo in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.. Lost his rider early in a Listed contest last time, and capable of running well if avoiding misfortune.
Soundly beaten in maidens at Leopardstown and Bellewstown to date, and no reason at all for optimism here.
Better effort to date when third of 7 to Mr Kiki in a 6f novice at Yarmouth on debut last month. Failed to build on that at Redcar since, however, and will find easier opportunities than this.
Best effort over 5f when runner-up at Pontefract on penultimate start. Possible to forgive lesser effort on Fibresand last time, but has plenty to find, even if cheekpieces do help.
Shaped with plenty of promise on debut over 6f at Windsor, and similar form when runner-up next time, but he ran poorly upped to 7½f at Lingfield on his latest start, and has a mountain to climb on that evidence.
Cheap purchase by Leroidesanimaux who was unfancied and finished well beaten in a 7f maiden here last month. Should do better in time, but out of his depth in this field.
Produced arguably his best effort when sixth of 14 to Natural Power in maiden at Down Royal last time. Should find a small race, but others come here with much more convincing claims.
Epaulette half-brother to 2-y-o 6f winner Fast And Furious, but bought cheaply. Finished 10L behind Half Nutz when well beaten in a 7f maiden at Down Royal last month, and that puts his chance in perspective.
Useful filly who improved a little when winning over 5f at Chester in July, but hasn't been able to build on that since, and just a respectable run when blinkered for nursery debut at Goodwood last time. Needs to bounce back to hold a chance.
Full-sister to useful 5f-1m winner Daddies Girl, and improved on debut form when 4¾L second of 8 to Helvic Dream over 7f at Roscommon last time. Respected, for all the drop in trip is a minor niggle.
Ran to a fair level in three qualifying runs, but well beaten when making nursery debut off a modest mark at Killarney last time, and tried in cheekpieces after that flop. No appeal in this line-up.
Made a winning debut over 6f at Newbury in July, and hasn't been disgraced since, but she doesn't seem to be improving after that bright start, and just an outside chance here on balance.
Showed a bit on debut at Down Royal last month, but well held at Listowel on Monday, and makes minimal appeal turned out fairly quickly.
Has a couple of blips on her card, but this 5f winner bounced back to her best when neck second of 7 to Silence Please on nursery debut at Cork last time. Would have place claims if running to that level again.
Better effort to date when fourth of 14 in a 7f maiden at Naas last month, and type to do better again at some point, but does appear to have plenty on her plate here.
Showed more than on debut when mid-field at Cork last time out, seeming to know her job. That is still only poor form, however, and she appears out of her depth.
Last Year's Winner
|T: M R ChannonJ: J F Egan|
Last Opportunity (7/4), Hamish Macbeth (9/4), Milltown Star (8/1), Stone Circle (12/1), Champers Elysees (12/1), Maystar (14/1), Prince Of Naples (16/1), Odyssey Girl (20/1), Western Hero (25/1), Ocasio Cortez (25/1), Windham Belle (25/1), Upstate New York (25/1), Coastal Mist (33/1), Bendy Spirit (33/1), Red Lark (50/1), Commit No Nuisance (50/1), Lexington Warfare (50/1), Simply True (50/1), Tyler Durden (50/1), Half Nutz (66/1), Rare Kylla (66/1), Strawberry Morn (66/1), Sir Dotti (100/1), Our Patron Saint (100/1), In A Bubble (100/1), Depardieu (100/1)
- Last Opportunity
- Hamish Macbeth
- Milltown Star
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