15:10 Limerick Sat 12 October 2019
Early season form has diminished a little in a couple of starts at Naas in April and more recently a 13L defeat at Listowel last month. More needed but no surprise to witness improved effort.
Representing leading National hunt yard the gelding landed the spoils in a Listed contest at Listowel over 1m1f a little over 12 months ago. Capable of a bold bid.
Well held in Group 3 company at Gowran Park in April but holds a chance following a second of nine in a Listed contest at Naas over 1m4f 11 months ago. Yard last won this contest in 2011 with Bob Le Beau.
Still looking for a second career win in 14 starts. Well beaten and never nearer in a couple of Listed contests in June at Leopardstown and more recently at Cork over 1m½f. Hard to fancy and plenty to prove.
Solid and consistent handicapper, winner of his latest starts at Naas in May and when last seen in a Down Royal 1m4½f contest in June. No forlorn hope but tough ask stepping into this grade fresh from a break.
Off the mark at fifth time of asking when landing a Gowran Park maiden over 1m1½f in August before finishing second of 12 in another bold run at Fairyhouse last month. Worth a market check stepping into this company.
Winner of two of his six starts. Running well in a number of handicap contests over the summer since winning at Navan in June. Interesting connections decide to pitch him in here.
Daughter of Dubawi out of Group One winner Saoirse Abu. Off the mark on second start at Cork earlier this month. Yard have won this contest on a couple of occasions since 2009 with Ard Na Greine and more recently in 2015 with Answered.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Sir Erec||3||9-1||9/2||Full Result|
|T: A P O'BrienJ: M C Hussey|
Pink Dogwood (2/1), Riven Light (5/2), Dadoozdart (11/4), Metier (4/1), Nickajack Cave (5/1), Still Standing (10/1), Bongiorno (12/1), Whirling Dervish (14/1), Harriet Tubman (25/1), Shekiba (50/1)
- Pink Dogwood
- Riven Light
- Harriet Tubman
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