16:05 Thurles Thu 7 November 2019
Placed in two bumpers last season but disappointed since and jumped poorly when ninth of 11 on hurdles bow at Gowran Park last month; more demanded back in this sphere.
€25,000 Califet gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler Shaky Gift. Dam, 6f winner, half-sister to useful hurdler/fairly useful chaser (2m-2¾m winner) Chief Yeoman.
€22,000 Mahler gelding. Dam, maiden pointer, out of fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Woodville Star (stayed 3m). Represents excellent yard and market prominence would have to be noted.
Sans Frontieres half-brother to modest hurdler West To Crossgales, appeared to lack a gear change on debut in Fairyhouse bumper 26 days ago.
€5,000 three-year-old Jeremy gelding, doesn't make significant appeal on paper ahead of first start.
An €18,000 Le Fou half-brother to three winners, including useful chaser Dunowen Point and fairly useful hurdler/chaser Mr Hudson. Second runner for Noel Meade and betting check demanded on both.
Scorpion gelding, better effort on second start in heavy-ground Roscommon bumper in September; respected connections and should improve before long.
Rio De La Plata gelding out of a Slickly mare, last to finish on debut in Killarney bumper in May and off since.
Fame And Glory half-brother to fair 2½m hurdle winner Kilbrew Boy, fourth of 11 on debut in Fairyhouse bumper and should soon be capable of bettering that. Second runner for Gordon Elliott.
Prominent in betting for debut at Fairyhouse last month, unable to sustain a challenge and finished sixth of 11 in the end. Can do better.
Promising second on debut at Naas in February (66/1) before weakening rapidly from the front at Punchestown 11 days later (7-4f). Off since and hard to know version to trust.
Point-to-point winner in Britain and third of 11 in bumper at Fairyhouse on debut last month, represent top team and much-respected.
Beaten 26L in soft-ground Galway bumper last month, will have to improve in first-time cheekpieces to take front rank.
Dylan Thomas, 33-1 chance and down the field in a bumper at Navan on debut in September; others make more appeal for now.
Last Year's Winner
Wingin A Prayer (5/2), Ballyhot Boy (10/3), Farsideofthemoon (5/1), Pistol Smoke (8/1), Feelgood Island (10/1), Casamari Abbey (12/1), Part Time Affair (12/1), No Grey Area's (14/1), Rosgalme (20/1), Beeverstown Bullet (25/1), Tempting Tara (25/1), Thedancingman (40/1), Bentanya (50/1), Serpolette (100/1), Eat The Book (100/1)
- Part Time Affair
- No Grey Area's
- Wingin A Prayer
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