18:45 Galway Mon 16 September 2019
Broke his maiden at Punchestown last November in a 2m6½f chase. Returned to action over hurdles at Wexford (3m) back in July which should have tuned him up .Each-way claims here on his return to fences.
Scored over hurdles early in his career but has yet to add more success. He has had six attempts over fences now, with his most recent effort coming at Tramore (2m5½f) where he fell at the 9th. Capable of bouncing back. One to think about.
Experienced chaser who has recorded two wins over fences so far in his career. He was a long way off the winner on his latest appearance at Tramore (2m5½f) when finishing sixth of 14. Has been eased 2lb. Has an each-way chance.
Form has taken a big dip ever since he won at Limerick in a 2m2f chase in July 2017. Has been well beaten in all three runs this season, including when fifth of seven last time over this C&D. Blinkers on for the first time. Hard to make a case for.
A C&D winner but that was back in September 2016. Returned to action at Limerick (2m6f) last time where he was a long way behind after going off at 66/1. Has been eased 5lb but he needs to improve a lot to be in the mix.
Has not won since July 2016 when he scored at Ballinrobe (2m5f½) over hurdles. Returns to fences here where he did show some promising form earlier this year, including when third of nine at Roscommon (2m½f). One for the shortlist.
Added his third victory over fences two starts back at Killarney (2m5f) in a 12 runner field. Could only finish fifth of 14 last time as he looked to follow up over that same C&D. One to consider at his latest attempt at this mark.
Has had just the three races over fences so far where he has struggled to be competitive, including latest effort at Tramore (2m5½f) where he was ninth of 13. Makes his handicap debut now which might help. Look out for any strong market support.
Veteran who has won twice in eight starts over fences. Has failed to finish in two runs this year since he returned to the track. He was pulled up last time at Listowel over 2m. Stepping back up in trip. Others appeal more.
Remains a maiden after seven starts. He was a long way down the field on his latest attempt at Tipperary (2m3½f) when finishing 11th of 15. This is his first start in a handicap over fences. Needs to a huge step forward.
Last Year's Winner
Island Master (7/2), Ballybrowney Jack (5/1), Pistol Shoot (6/1), Wake Up Early (13/2), Gunfire Reef (7/1), Little Haarth (8/1), Persian Wind (8/1), Select Opportunity (12/1), He Rock's (16/1), Cable (20/1), Rebel Cry (25/1)
- Little Haarth
- Ballybrowney Jack
- Island Master
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