15:30 Navan Sat 28 September 2019
Dual winner in novice company last spring has been pretty consistent since barring running out two starts back. On song with a second at Listowel 17 days ago and with the trip about optimal today he merits respect.
109-rated performer so very much up against it here at the weights (two rivals in the 130s) but did run pretty well when last seen at Kilbeggan.
Maiden hurdle winner at Gowran Park last autumn over 2m, failed to make a significant impact in two handicap starts this year and will have to improve plenty for new trip if he's to feature.
Kept some good company in juvenile division last season en-route to two success in total. Would be better off at the weights in a handicap but could still make the frame here.
Won a 2m4f Listowel bumper by 10L and a 3m Wexford maiden hurdle by 8½L; his only two starts under rules to date. Still in the could be anything bracket and surely a danger to all here.
Won a Downpatrick maiden in March on his rules bow but disappointed twice since in novice company so looks up against it here.
Winner over fences at Downpatrick recently before not jumping quite as well next time. 125-rating would make him competitive here but giving weight away to higher rated Black Tears will be tough.
Fairyhouse maiden winner beaten just 2L by Eglantine De Seuil at the Cheltenham Festival when fourth and not disgraced since in a further Grade One and Listed contests. Found an excellent opportunity here.
Last Year's Winner
Doctor Duffy (9/4), Black Tears (11/4), Lowtown Charlie (11/4), The Red Menace (5/1), Lethal Steps (10/1), Mister Eddman (20/1), Vocarium (25/1), Rock Road (50/1)
- Black Tears
- Lowtown Charlie
- Doctor Duffy
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