19:45 Dundalk Fri 25 October 2019
Vertical Speed gelding winner of one of his three bumper starts but is yet to get off the mark in 16 starts over hurdles as well as three over the larger obstacles. Best watched on Flat debut.
Five-race maiden. Generally well beaten on all starts so far including three defeats in bumper company. Likely to be vulnerable on Flat debut in this contest.
Son of Bated Breath out of a Shamardal mare. Plenty of promise when improving from first run to second at Gowran Park when last seen in May. Capable of a big run.
Finished a good second over an extended 1m1f at Gowran Park on good ground before finishing fourth of 15 beaten 5¾L in a Limerick 1m maiden on yielding ground when last seen in June. Market likely to be the best guide on return to action.
Bated Breath gelding out of a Medicean mare. Cost €58,000 as a yearling. Dam, winner over 1m2f. Yards debutantes, including three-year-olds usually come on for debut effort.
Gelding by Henrythenavigator out of a Jeremy mare. Half-brother to Eadbhard winner between 1m2f and 1m4f. Possibly best watched on debut unless the market suggests otherwise.
Farhh gelding out of a USA bred mare. Closely related to Ru'oud winner between 6f and 1m. Market likely to reveal expectations on debut for leading connections.
7,000 gns yearling, half-brother to middle distance winners, but has taken a long time to reach the track and trainer still searching for first win of the season. Watching brief on belated debut.
One of the more experienced in the field who posted a career best effort when finishing second of 12 beaten a short-head over C&D in February. Appears to be well ahead of her rivals.
Born To Sea filly, related to multiple winners. Plenty to find on recent offerings since her debut in May when sent off a big prices before running accordingly on each occasion.
Daughter of Frankel out of a Giant's Causeway mare. Failed to build on an encouraging run over a similar trip in a Navan maiden in May when beaten over 18L at Bellewstown when last seen in July. Entitled to need the run on return.
New Approach filly. Made €200,000 as a yearling. Full-sister to Listed winner Glamorous Approach. Fourth of 14 on second career start at Thurles earlier this month when running too keenly to be eventually beaten 17L. Needs to settle better.
Three-race maiden. Better than her last run at Tipperary suggests given encouraging efforts at Killarney and Galway earlier in the season. Lively contender dropping in trip on this surface.
By War Command and cost £95,000 as a yearling. Well held on both career starts to date at Newbury and Salisbury when in the care of trainer Richard Hannon. Hard to place any faith in on stable debut.
Last Year's Winner
Defilade (13/8), Hazel Bay (7/2), Globe Theatre (9/2), Elizabeth Way (15/2), Irradiate (8/1), Geolai (9/1), Malvolio (25/1), Tactical Approach (25/1), Liquid Luck (33/1), Simple Words (33/1), Michigan Blue (40/1), Loingseoir (66/1), Swiss Power (66/1), Mother's Approach (66/1), Chief Of Police (80/1), Billy's Angel (80/1), Lispheasty (100/1)
- Hazel Bay
- Globe Theatre