14:05 Downpatrick Fri 27 September 2019
C&D winner of this contest 12 months ago beating 14 rivals off a 9lb lower mark. Running well in defeat in a couple of starts this month. Place claims off top weight.
Won a second career win over hurdles when landing a C&D handicap off a 6lb lower mark in June. Beaten and struggling since from revised rating. Needs to improve.
Four-race maiden over hurdles, disappointing connections on each start. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
Solid and tough sort over a variety of distances running well in defeat in a number of starts last month. Beaten favourite on latest start here over a similar trip and not to be taken lightly.
Off the mark for connections at the eighth time of asking when landing a competitive handicap over C&D last month off a 5lb lower mark. Life more difficult under a penalty but another bold bid likely.
Five-race maiden, daughter of Papal Bull still looking for breakthrough success in three starts over hurdles. Plenty to prove at present on handicap debut.
Well held when disappointing connections in three dismal hurdling efforts so far since making her debut in November. Others hold stronger profiles.
Five-race maiden. Well held in three maiden starts before a couple of innocuous handicap efforts, including when beaten over 10L on return to action following a 184 day break at Galway earlier this month.
Mixed messages in a number of starts over hurdles in maiden and handicap company since the spring. Needs to improve significantly if playing a role in the finish here.
Eight-race maiden by Oscar has failed to hit the frame in five of her six starts over hurdles. More needed but worth a market check as post time approaches.
Sole career win came on the Flat at Clonmel winning over 1m1½f. Noting of note in five starts over hurdles and unlikely to play a part in the finish in this company.
Has suffered a number heavy defeats over hurdles over a variety of trips to date. Hard to fancy this daughter of St Jovite on all starts so far.
20-race maiden well held in three starts over hurdles this term. First time visor unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.
Has hit the frame in three of her nine starts over hurdles but overall manner of her defeats leaves the daughter of Canford Cliffs very hard to fancy in first-time hood.
First Reserve: Without a win in 14 starts over hurdles and well beaten on her return to action on the Flat at Navan earlier this month following a 303 day break. May struggle if making the line-up.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Anthony McCannJ: S O'Callaghan|
Greenandwhitearmy (4/1), Sporty Yankee (5/1), Midland Millie (13/2), Authorative (7/1), Mr Moondance (7/1), Presenting Sun (9/1), Our Brian (10/1), Lets Go Again (10/1), Myladyrose (12/1), Bard Of Armagh (12/1), Santa Anna (16/1), Deauville Society (16/1), Our Rachael (16/1), Oscar Light (16/1), Steelyeyed (20/1), Hugh Divots (25/1), Ballybeggan Peggy (33/1), Lee Valley Legacy (50/1)
- Mr Moondance
- Oscar Light