14:05 Tipperary Mon 7 October 2019
Mountain High gelding, won a low-grade bumper at Worcester in June on debut before disappointing in two races on the Flat in August and September; difficult to asses at present on hurdles debut.
Former French-trained gelding who has raced twice over hurdles to little effect late last year; not disgraced on two efforts on the Flat earlier this year but possibly best watched at present unless significant market moves.
Not beaten too far on his hurdles and racecourse debut at Galway in September; notable that he is turned out again fairly quickly and not without a chance if he can build on that debut.
Showed reasonable if not spectacular form on all his bumper appearances between last December and April; needs to show plenty more on his hurdles debut to get involved.
Has been off the track since the start of the year but his reappearance will be much anticipated given his trainer's ability with these ex-French hurdlers; He finished second on his Irish debut at Tramore and looks the class act here.
Sent off at big prices in four hurdle starts to date, running accordingly on each occasion. Others look more convincing.
Showed the occasional bit of form in his bumper outings but was very disappointing on only hurdles effort at Listowel last month and not one to place too much faith in.
Beaten nearly 70L on his only start under Rules in a bumper contest at Punchestown and hard to see him being able to make an impact on his hurdles debut.
Beaten 44L on his only point-to-point outing hardly suggests he will be capable of troubling the leading protagonists here.
Gelding by Mountain High out of a Beneficial mare. Dam, seven-race maiden hurdler, failing to hit the frame on any occasion; finished last of 11 on only racecourse appearance at Listowel in September.
Cost 38,000 euros as a yearling and is related to many hurdle and chase winners; looks the pick of the unraced contenders and market should be a good guide.
Well-bred and fairly expensive purchase as a youngster; no real show on his only racecourse appearance at Fairyhouse in April; entitled to improve and can't be totally ignored.
Ran with some promise on his first two bumper outings at the turn of the year but ran as though something amiss when last seen out in April; should run his race but likely to find a few of these too good.
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Janidil (1/3), Tiger Voice (9/2), Goodbye Someday (8/1), Rough Terain (10/1), Zambezir (20/1), Immortal Name (20/1), Mr Manhattan (33/1), Getalife (40/1), Toms Courage (50/1), Charle's River (50/1), Golden Zero (50/1), Papal Present (66/1), Balkos (100/1), High As Akite (100/1)
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