15:15 Downpatrick Fri 27 September 2019
Winner of a Wexford bumper in July and off the mark over hurdles at the second time of asking for connections when landing a 2m3f maiden at this track last month. Another bold bid is likely.
Out of luck in four starts in bumper company but the daughter of Gold Well was quick off the mark over hurdles when landing a Wexford maiden over 2m in July. Well held on return to action earlier this month but better expected here.
In a good run of form currently winning at the fifth time of asking at Cork last month before finishing second of 10 beaten a head at Ballinrobe off a 7lb lower mark. Carries a penalty for recent deeds but another bold show looks likely.
Off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles when winning a Sligo maiden over 2m4f last month. Jockey Sean O'Keefe reported to the stewards that the gelding 'stopped quickly' before being pulled up on handicap debut at Listowel this month.
Landed a double over C&D in the summer and ran well in defeat off a higher mark at Tramore last month. Clearly improving and a leading player back at this venue.
Five-race maiden yet to hit the frame in four maiden hurdle starts since July. Market likely to reveal expectations moving into novice company.
Off the mark for connections at the 14th time of asking when landing a Sligo handicap hurdle off a 6lb lower mark in July. Running well in defeat since and an interesting contender.
Off the mark for connections at the fifth attempt when landing a Bellewstown 2m½f maiden on good ground last month. More needed here but one of the more likely challengers in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
Nibblers Charm (7/2), Flooring Porter (7/2), Star Adventure (7/2), Trendsetter (6/1), Soldier At War (13/2), Canadian Steel (7/1), Generator City (8/1), Three Is Company (9/1), Boro Tari (12/1), Dollar Value (16/1)
- Flooring Porter
- Nibblers Charm
- Star Adventure
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Matt Brocklebank tipped the Ladbrokes Trophy winner at 33/1 last year and launches his winter column with another big-priced tip for the Newbury feature.
Anita Chambers previews Tuesday's action with tips for every race on every card and a positive word for a Kim Bailey chasing newcomer at Fakenham.
It's off to Fakenham for Tuesday's best bet as we highlight the claims of a 'giant' of a horse who returns from a break.