14:35 Gowran Park Mon 14 October 2019
Has improved for each race with best effort coming last time at this track over an extended 1m1f in September on soft ground; possibly tough ask on handicap debut but certainly going in the right direction.
Has been brought along steadily over the summer and autumn and is reasonably consistent without threatening to win a race; dropping down the handicap and capable of winning races.
Tough and genuine sort; rarely out of the frame these days but latest efforts suggests the handicapper may have finally got her mark; goes well for this jockey and could be capable of winning.
Eight-race maiden but running with credit in a number of starts since June between 7f and 1m. May need a couple to falter. Blinkers tried for the first time.
Some fair efforts in three maidens; open to improvement and is bred to enjoy a test of stamina but others preferred on her handicap debut.
Six-race maiden, beaten in a couple of starts on turf when in the hands of trainer Archie Watson. Raced keenly on both her starts for new connections but shouldn't be underestimated.
Got off the mark in at Naas in June but has not threatened in any race since; back down to a similar handicap mark now and one that deserves closer inspection.
Penny finally dropped last time at the Curragh after struggling on his first few racecourse appearances; up a few pounds for that effort but there should be more to come and one for the shortlist.
Much improved effort last time out at The Curragh after struggling in her first few maidens; closely matched with Athlumney Hall on that run and should be capable of showing more improvement,
Nothing of note in four career starts so far. First time blinkers failed to bring about the required amount of improvement last time at Listowel and an unlikely winner on all known form.
Took advantage of a lenient handicap mark last time out at Tipperary; plenty to like about that win and there should be more to come even off his revised mark.
Two weak efforts in June were bettered last time out at Cork at the start of the month; is capable of progressing but whether he will be up to landing this on his handicap debut remains to be seen.
Slightly improved effort last time out at The Curragh following some woeful efforts previously; is going in the right direction and possible place claims if things drop right from low draw.
No forlorn hope on the balance of her first four starts but still unlikely to threaten the leading players too much though.
Put his best foot forward last time out at Cork putting some inconsistent performances behind him; certainly capable of defying the rise in weights and a lot may depend on how he is affected by such a wide draw.
Off the mark three starts ago but has disappointed since returning to handicap company; may need to drop a few more pounds in the ratings to get truly competitive in this sphere.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Art Of America||3||9-4||20/1||Full Result|
|T: N MeadeJ: C T Keane|
Athlumney Hall (3/1), Never Rains (6/1), Mother Vincent (6/1), Muntahez (6/1), We'll Go Again (7/1), Calonne (10/1), Guinevere (11/1), Starlite Dancer (12/1), Lady Arona (16/1), Frosty Beach (16/1), Han Solo (16/1), Light Breeze (16/1), Plum Perfect (20/1), Case In Point (20/1), Faerie Laws (22/1), Toffee Galore (25/1), Call Me Dolly (33/1), Self Rule (50/1), Undeniable Fact (50/1)
- Frosty Beach
- Never Rains
- Case In Point
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