18:15 Galway Tue 17 September 2019
Running well in defeat in a number of starts in this grade. Holds strong place claims given the daughter of High Chaparral's 93 rating.
Two from two on the Flat including a win over C&D. Needs to improve but very much in the mix here. Worthy noting that leading National Hunt yard landed this race in 2017 with Airlie Beach.
Experienced handicapper, winner of two of her 34 Flat starts on turf. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role in this company.
Not won since winning on debut at Leopardstown over 12 months ago, but not disgraced in Group 3 company. Yard have a strong record and association with this contest over the years, including more recently winning in 2011 and with Tarana in 2014.
One of a number of winners for the yard at the Bellewstown festival in July. Well held in this grade at Down Royal since and may find this a tough assignment.
Experienced handicapper, ran well in defeat in a Cork Listed contest over a similar trip in April when third of 10 beaten 1L on good ground. Looks a little vulnerable here.
Fast improving filly winning a maiden and on handicap debut in June. Not beaten far in Listed company at Gowran Park last month. More needed but not easily dismissed.
Sister to yard's Irish St Leger winner Flag Of Honour clearly has a fraction of that one's ability, unplaced in seven starts. Yard are one from 18 runners in the last ten years of this race.
Off the mark over C&D at the festival last month before being out of her depth at Cork since. Represents leading connections who last won this contest 2012 with Chamonix, but have a poor return overall in the last 10 renewals.
Sole win came in a maiden in June but running well in defeat in Group 3 company last month. Leading player for top yard but comes with a note of caution given their runners over the last 10 years.
Last Year's Winner
|16||Baby Pink||3||9-0||10/1||Full Result|
|T: J P O'BrienJ: N G McCullagh|
Diamond Hill (5/2), Camphor (11/4), Simply Beautiful (3/1), Moteo (7/1), Warnaq (9/1), Invitation (16/1), Terzetto (20/1), Bongiorno (25/1), Morga (25/1), Tritonix (33/1), Four Leaf Clover (66/1)
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