16:05 Punchestown Tue 15 October 2019
Showed some promise on his hurdles debut at Limerick at the backend of last year; two subsequent midfield finishes in March and September does not mark him down as an obvious winner of this contest.
Related to some decent bumper/chase winners; had been showing some promise in bumpers himself before disappointing when last seen at Cork in April; not without a chance and market may prove reliable.
Second of 10 beaten 4L in a May point-to-point over 3m before no real show when last seen out in Tramore hurdle last December; difficult to believe he will be up to winning this based on that form evidence but market may provide clues.
Showed some promise in maiden hurdles in mid-2018 but disappointed in later efforts at Cork and Navan later the same year; would be no surprise to see him run well but long break a cause for concern.
Had some very solid bumper form eventually winning at Listowel in September; only headed on the line on hurdles debut at Roscommon at the end of the same month and looks one of the more likely winners.
Little impression in one bumper and two hurdles races at Galway and Navan to date; open to improvement but may find a few too good once again.
Fairly consistent bumper form last season culminating in a win at Galway in August; just two runs since but the latter was a decent effort at Listowel in September and there should be more to come.
Cost 15,000 euros as a three-year-old; fairly well-bred for hurdling and while trainer not renowned for first-time out winners, a check in the market is suggested.
Lots to like pedigree wise but floundered on debut at Navan late last month; entitled to come on for that but hard to see him suddenly being good enough to win this against some more experienced rivals.
First foal; related to some minor hurdles and Flat winners; hard to assess chance but unlikely to be good enough on hurdles debut.
Unbeaten bumper winner who scored well at both Leopardstown and this track earlier this year; if continuing his racing progress over hurdles then he should be up to winning a race of this quality pretty soon.
Related to some hurdles winners but another unlikely to be forward enough on hurdles and racecourse debut to trouble those with more experience.
Fairly impressive bumper winner at Downpatrick in August before running well on his hurdles debut at Navan in September finishing 4th out of 25; will undoubtedly have learned from that experience and one of the leading contenders.
Not disgraced on hurdles debut at Gowran Park earlier this month when let down by some minor jumping errors; should know the game better this time and not easily discounted.
Landed a 20/1 shock at Worcester winning a bumper in May; more on her plate here on hurdles debut but no reason why she can't give a good account of herself.
Unfancied and well beaten on hurdles debut at Tipperary last week; can obviously improve but unlikely to be troubling the judges based on that run.
National Hunt bred related to some minor winners; hard to assess on debut and a look in the market should be the first port of call.
Last Year's Winner
|My Sister Sarah||4||11-0||4/11|
|T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh|
Sixshooter (1/1), You Raised Me Up (9/4), Soldiers Hill (6/1), Shanwalla (7/1), Minella United (20/1), Bergkamp (25/1), Da Big Fella (25/1), Drifting Back (33/1), Hell On Earth (40/1), Stormy Judge (50/1), A Three Eighty (50/1), Roman Rock (50/1), Round The Buoy (50/1), Three Boyo's (66/1), Big Money Mike (66/1), Sol Milan (100/1), Calibrator (100/1), Jimli (100/1), Meetmeattheborder (100/1), Le River Noir (100/1)
- You Raised Me Up
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