13:35 Downpatrick Fri 27 September 2019
Earlier progression appears to have leveled out based on three dismal efforts this term including finishing last of 12 beaten 45L at Tramore last month. Looks a tall order on recent form shown.
Improving sort who continues to knock on the door looking for his first success in five starts over timber. Best form gives him a claim.
10-race maiden over hurdles but has proceeded to hit the frame on five of those occasions. Last seen in December and likely to need the run on return to action.
Not disgraced in an unsuccessful summer jumping campaign including numerous fruitless trips across the sea. Worth a market check and not to be taken lightly.
Won a 2m3f bumper at this venue last month before a promising second of 12 beaten 2¾L on hurdling debut in a Kilbeggan maiden earlier this month. Another bold show looks likely.
13-race maiden hurdler posted one of his career best efforts when finishing a 1¼L third of 17 at Listowel earlier this month. The So You Think gelding looks open to more improvement here.
Failed to build on career best effort at Kilbeggan last month over 2m2f when finishing down the field in a Clonmel 2m½f maiden earlier this month.Needs to improve but not ruled out.
Unplaced in seven on the Flat and beaten out of sight in first two starts for this yard before tailing off at odds of 100/1 on hurdling debut at the Galway festival in July. Unlikely to play a part in the finish.
A Morzov gelding that is a half-brother to 3m hurdle and chase winner Another Frontier. Nothing of note in two career starts over hurdles so far and unlikely to be troubling the judge here.
Gelding by Windsor Knot out of a Rakti mare. Yard only three from 34 starters over timber this term and possibly best watched on hurdling debut.
Daughter of Beneficial out of a Supreme Leader mare. Closely related to four-time hurdle winner Conduct Yourself successful between 2m and 2m5f. Slight concern about first-time hood already fitted but still a leading player in this company.
Mixed messages in three starts over hurdles so far. Was keeping on in the closing stages over 2m5½f at Galway earlier this month and holds place possibilities in this contest.
Well held in three poor career starts over hurdles to date and overall profile suggests that she is worth taking on again.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell|
Roseriver Has (5/2), Ya Boy Ya (5/2), De Mazzaro (7/2), Marine One (13/2), Mooltazem (8/1), Bella Cohen (8/1), Staged Engagement (16/1), Castle Canny (16/1), All For Nothing (33/1), Table The Motion (33/1), Ringhill Lady (66/1), Windsor Spa (66/1), Willyouwalkwithme (100/1), Herdwick (100/1)
- De Mazzaro
- Ya Boy Ya
- Bella Cohen
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