16:35 Fairyhouse Sat 12 October 2019
Claims on his best efforts, but he's looked regressive this season, and not easy to fancy on most recent efforts. Must bounce back to have a chance.
Best effort when sixth of 21 in a C&D maiden hurdle in January, but well beaten in three handicaps, including when well backed in first-time cheekpieces at Sligo when last seen on April. Clearly thought capable of better.
Has won twice in points and running well over hurdles at a modest level of late. Opening mark appears stiff, but he's almost certainly got improvement to come.
Best effort in this sphere when 15L fourth of 10 to Yaiza in maiden at Tramore in June, but beaten 27L when fifth at Kilbeggan last time, and others appear better treated.
Now 4lb higher than when landing 2m3f handicap hurdles at Limerick and Naas last term. Top claimer booked which makes him interesting, but he has a rather mixed record fresh. and returns from 6 months off.
Ran well when third at Limerick (2½m) on penultimate start, but suited by how that race developed, and efforts in handicaps on either side of that suggest he has something to find.
Has found his level in recent starts. Stepped up markedly on his return when splitting subsesequent winners in the race won by Theatre World at Navan last month. Seen to advantage there, but of obvious interest all the same.
Got off the mark over hurdles in a Kilbeggan handicap over this trip last summer, but regressive form since, and didn't go with much promise after a break at Navan recently. Cheekpieces tried now.
Has twice shown a glimmer of promise at Clonmel, including when mid-field there last time, but beaten 70L on her handicap debut and just 4lb lower now.
Looks of no account on racecourse evidence, and even this lowly handicap mark looks to overestimate her considerably. Pulled up on handicap debut.
Has shown only a modicum of ability to date, and almost certainly flattered by running through beaten rivals on handicap debut at Killarney on penultimate start.
Best form at Down Royal, winning there last year, and back to form when second of 17 to Top of The Charts over 2¾m there on latest outing. Must show he can repeat that.
Poor maiden who merely plugged on past tired rivals when ninth of 13 at Wexford last time. No appeal.
Second over fences at Downpatrick two years ago, but not seen since well held here in November 2017, and handicapper hasn't cut her any slack in that absence.
Better known as a chaser, and produced a career best when scoring at Sligo last time. Hurdles record is patchy, but much lower in this sphere, and runner-up in this contest 2 years ago off 2lb higher.
Showed ability on the Flat for Jim Bolger, but extremely limited over hurdles on the evidence of two tailed-off efforts in handicaps.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Shane NolanJ: P E Corbett|
Select Opportunity (2/1), Lagenod (5/1), Woodbrook Boy (6/1), Bythesametoken (8/1), Zagnzig (8/1), All About Alfie (10/1), Billy's Angel (12/1), Molly Barrys Cross (12/1), Magistralis (14/1), Whydah (14/1), Pino Boy (20/1), Sir Ector (20/1), Gotta Getaway (28/1), Costalita (33/1), Time Is Time (33/1), Bannow Breeze (33/1), Golden Symphony (33/1), Signing Off (33/1), Ard Cregg (33/1)
- Select Opportunity
- Woodbrook Boy
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A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in October 2019.