19:45 Dundalk Fri 11 October 2019
Has a C&D win to his name from four starts over the combination. Fourth of eight beaten 1½L over a similar trip last month. Yard boast a 44% win and place strike rate at this venue in October with their handicappers since 2015.
Course winner, recently seen over hurdles following a number of dismal efforts on the Flat in July. Hard to fancy and plenty to prove.
Miserly return of one win from 11 starts on the Flat. Sixth of 14 beaten over 4L on AW debut over 1m4f last month when making no impression in the final stages of the contest. Worth a market check dropping in trip.
Has failed to build on a promising debut season with a number of below-par efforts since May. Second in the Group 3 Tyros Stakes last July after winning on Leopardstown debut. Market likely to be the best guide on AW debut.
Two-time winner at the track and finished a close up second of six over C&D last month. Gives the impression we may not have seen the best of him this season.
Running well in defeat in a couple of starts at Killarney and more recently in a Galway rated contest over the extended mile last month. Market likely to reveal expectations on AW debut.
Has failed to add a fifth career win since landing a Navan handicap over 1m5f off a 3lb higher mark in June. Yard among the winners at this track on a couple of occasions in the last month.
Sole win in eight starts on the AW came over C&D one of three starts over the combination. Running with credit in recent starts including on his most recent start here over 1m4f. Could be of interest dropping in trip.
Course winner who has hit the frame on a coup,e of occasions from five starts over C&D. Worth a check in the market on second start for yard who have produced a couple of winners at the track in the last month.
Lightly-raced this term. Not seen since finishing down the field in a 1m2f handicap at the Curragh in May. Needs to find some improvement on return to action.
Popular gelding, winner of the Grade A Galway Hurdle over 2m in August before running well in defeat in a high-profile handicap at York. Down the field on sole start at this venue five years ago.
Smooth transition from two to three with a win on seasonal debut in a Cork 1m2f maiden before another victory at Roscommon in July. Ran with credit in defeat on her latest start at Leopardstown when last seen in August. Handy mark.
Off the mark at the fourth time of asking in a 1m maiden at the Curragh in June before finishing down the field on handicap debut at the same track in August. Could be in the grip of the handicapper.
Off the mark for connections at the ninth time of asking in a Sligo 1m2f handicap on good ground off a 3lb lower mark before disappointing at Listowel last month. Drop back to this trip a positive.
Last Year's Winner
Eminence (7/2), Heliac (5/1), Massif Central (5/1), Spruce Meadows (11/2), Edification (7/1), Yuften (8/1), Kattani (10/1), Tudor City (11/1), Bold Approach (12/1), Charcor (20/1), Inscribe (20/1), Colfer Me (20/1), Elite Trooper Grey (25/1), Sam Missile (33/1), Tennessee Wildcat (50/1)
- Massif Central
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Next Race Off
He's A Keeper can provide the key to the Silver Tankard Stakes at Pontefract, according to Keith Hamer.
Matt Brocklebank focuses on the opening race at Pontefract as he picks out the Daily Nap from Monday's racing action.
A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in October 2019.