18:45 Dundalk Fri 27 September 2019
A much better horse on the AW and showed he still reatains good ability when comfortably winning at Laytown earlier this month; up in the weights for that win but looks in the form of his life and may prove hard to beat.
Looks reasonably handicapped based on form from a couple of years ago but has not been showing enough of late to suggest he is capable of bouncing back any time soon.
Tough and genuine filly who has produced a number of decent efforts this term including a win at Bellewstown in July. Running with credit since and more progress possible at this level.
Rarely runs a bad race at this venue and likely to put up another useful effort; last seen out in August when a little below par at Roscommon but definite place chances here if running up to his best.
Speedy type who won her maiden here last season; not seen much over the summer but has the ability to do well in this type of race though a better drawn would have helped her cause.
Showed some promise on his racecourse debut for Richard Hannon in 2018 but subsequently floundered; make handicap debut here and best watched unless significant market support.
Navan specialist who showed his well-being when scoring at that track earlier this month; more needed here up in the weights but is in good form and certainly one that deserves closer inspection.
Has much better form on the AW and has struggled on his three turf runs this year including finishing 20/22 last time out at Navan; should do better than that here but possibly not up to winning this.
Won a Dundalk claimer for Denis Hogan earlier this year and while not disgraced on some outings since, needs to bounce back from a poor effort last time out at The Curragh to play a leading role.
Has finished last on his last three racecourse appearances and while dropping a few pounds in the weights it seems highly unlikely he would be capable of winning this in his current mood/form.
Has been struggling and in the grip of the handicapper for a while now but is currently on a mark not dissimilar to when she won here over five furlongs in 2018; not a strong pick on current form but hard to easily dismiss.
Off the mark at the 19th time of asking at Laytown earlier this month but reverted to type next time out at Fairyhouse when finishing 17/17; better chance here on the AW but not one to put too much trust in.
Just a maiden success to her name in 15 career starts but put in one of her better performances last time out at Fairyhouse (7f) despite struggling at the start; good place possibilities again off current mark.
Maiden but placed seven times in the UK for James Bethell. Second of 22 in a promising effort in a Navan handicap earlier this month on second start for new connections. Will look to progress here.
Last Year's Winner
Sir Ottoman (7/2), Highly Approved (9/2), Scream (7/1), Early Call (7/1), Kasbah (9/1), Tie A Yellowribbon (12/1), Ahundrednotout (12/1), Polly Douglas (12/1), That's Not Me (14/1), Confident Kid (16/1), Lily's Prince (16/1), Ken's Sam's (20/1), Red Phoenix (25/1), Cappadocia (25/1), Lumsden (25/1), Eastern Racer (33/1), Boing (50/1)
- Sir Ottoman
- Early Call
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