14:05 Roscommon Mon 30 September 2019
£42,000 4-y-o out of a 3m1f hurdle winner. Encouraging run on hurdling debut in a Listowel 2m maiden earlier this month. More needed but no forlorn hope in this contest.
€38,000 3-y-o out of an unraced half-sister to Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River. Poor bumper debut was followed by a last hurdle fall at Cork last month. Liable to find a couple stronger.
Gelding by Le Fou out of an Oscar mare. Half-brother to three winners, including useful sort Marinero and hurdler Tellthemnuttin. Improved from first to second run, finishing close up behind Anything Will Do in a Listowel 2m maiden hurdle this month.
Didn't achieve in four Flat runs for Aidan O'Brien, but the gelded son of Galileo was runner-up on stable/hurdles bow at Tramore last month before a solid run in defeat at Wexford earlier this month. Capable of a bold bid.
Gelding by Imperial Monarch out of a Supreme Leader mare. Closely related to three-time winner, running between 2m3f and 2m7f, Duneen Point. Dam unraced. Winner of a May point-to-point and likely to be popular in the market on rules debut.
Rio De La Plata gelding out of a Montjeu mare. Cost $6,500 as a yearling. Not discredited on second start over hurdles at Wexford earlier this month but plenty of improvement needed to play a role here.
Gelding by Perugino out of a Norwich mare. Dam, two-race maiden in bumpers running over 2m/2m2f. Co Tipperary yard without a winner under rules in five years.
Gelding by Winged Love out of a Religiously mare. Dam, once-raced, finished 17th of 18 in a Limerick bumper. Very little to be positive about on hurdling debut.
Multiplex gelding is a half-brother to several winners, including useful French 2m3f hurdle winner Sang Dolois. Held up towards rear, mistake at the first before finishing tailed off on Wexford debut earlier this month.
Six-race maiden, beaten favourite last time out and still in contention when unseating rider at Ballinrobe in July following a couple of promising starts at Kilbeggan and Sligo. Capable of a big run if fully ready on return to action.
Casamento gelding who is a half-brother to a number of winners, including Spirit of France who prevailed on the Flat at trips ranging from 6f up to 1m. Tailed off on debut in a Galway maiden earlier this month.
11-race maiden, without success in five starts over timber but not disgraced in a number of starts during a summer jumping campaign. Leading player in this company.
Milan filly whose dam was a winner in a 2m1f hurdles contest, while she also prevailed on the Flat at trips up to 1m4f. Needs to improve on moderate debut appearance in a Galway maiden hurdle earlier in the month.
Below-par form in France was followed by a fall and a 107L defeat in a couple of dismal efforts earlier in the year. Will no doubt be returning from vigorous schooling and market check essential.
10-race maiden, not seen since finishing fifth of 17 beaten 12L on her second start over timber in June. Needs to improve significantly.
First Reserve: Gelding by Flemensfirth out of a King's Theatre mare. Still in touch when brought down 3f out on debut in a Naas bumper in February. Can be expected to come on for the run.
Last Year's Winner
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Union Gap (2/1), Fou Diligence (11/4), Hereditary Rule (6/1), Formentera (7/1), Tomeric (10/1), Ashqar (10/1), Frankincense (11/1), Arthur Fonzarelli (14/1), Alfa Mix (16/1), My Uncas (20/1), Birdie Blitz (25/1), It's A Hoofer (25/1), Paula's Prayer (33/1), Sharg (33/1), King Con (66/1), Northern Love (100/1), Saltmarket (100/1), Tribal Story (100/1), My Bonny Prince (100/1), Colour Me In (N/A), Tuatha De Dannan (N/A)
- Union Gap
- Fou Diligence
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