12:00 Naas Sat 9 November 2019
Winner of three of his last four bumper starts since July. The son of Jeremy has plenty to offer making his hurdles debut though connections might not want the ground to become too testing.
Has done little wrong on all four bumper starts to date including in the Cheltenham Champion Bumper in March; very interesting contender on hurdles debut and very much one for the shortlist.
Followed up a gentle introduction at Punchestown in February to win a Kilbeggan bumper in June on good-to.yielding (form has worked out well); certainly one to take note of on hurdling debut.
Robin Des Champs gelding; dam won bumper sole start; not disgraced on racecourse and hurdles debut at Galway recently; should progress from that but might not be up to winning against some classy rivals.
Won Punchestown bumper on debut last December before being steady away in better class contests on his next two runs; should want further than this in future but interesting on debut if conditions turn testing.
Just placed the once from four starts in bumpers; showed his well being when running a fair race at Galway at the end of October on his hurdling debut but this looks tougher.
€20,000 purchase as a three-year-old by Milan out of a half-sister to Gold Cup winner Bob's Worth; never really a factor on only racecourse appearance at Gowran Park last March; hard to make a case for.
Well beaten and unfancied on his first two hurdles starts and pulled up on latest appearance at Roscommon in September; unlikely winner.
Has shown little in the way of ability in bumper and hurdle starts to date; hard to fancy on racecourse evidence.
Fair effort on racecourse debut over hurdles over this course and distance in February before running a good race in a bumper at Navan in March; slightly difficult to assess and market may provide clues.
Winner of a point-to-point at Dromahane in April for Paurick O'Connor; reasonable effort on sole racecourse start for new connections at Galway in October; entitled to improve and difficult to write off easily.
Arcadio geldng has shown little in one bumper and two maiden hurdles so far; difficult to get excited about.
Made steady progress last season and looked all over the winner when falling at the last at Limerick in March; might need a few races once again to get to his best but one whose form deserves closer examination.
Cost 7,000 euros as a three-year-old; has not shown any real promise in two point-to-point outings to date and unlikely to be good enough on debut on racecourse proper.
Gelding by Winged Love out of a Religiously mare; very little to be positive about following disappointing debut at Roscommon in September.
Three dismal bumper performances was followed up with finishing last of 18 on his hurdling debut at Galway in August; slight improvement last time out at Wexford but plenty more needed to get competitive.
Cost 40,000 euros as a three-year-old; never a factor on debut in a Punchestown bumper in May; would need to huge improvement to be a serious contender.
Related to some hurdles winner; never a factor on hurdles debut at Punchestown in October; entitled to improve but others preferred.
Stoutly-bred Milan gelding; difficult to assess on racecourse debut but worth a peek in the market beforehand.
Promising start when landing a 2¼m bumper at Downpatrick on good going before disappointing when odds-on at Perth; has been soundly beaten on three starts over hurdles, and suddenly has plenty to prove.
Getaway filly out of a Orpen mare related to money spinner Leslingtaylor, multiple winner for trainer John Quinn; tailed off on only racecourse appearance; plenty to prove.
Promising 31L seventh over course and distance in a maiden hurdle on good ground won debut in February before running a similar race a month later at Navan; place chance at best.
Built on a couple of promising efforts when winning a good ground bumper over 2m at Ballinrobe in September before disappointing next time at Gowran Park; needs to bounce back on hurdles debut.
A €1,200 three-year-old, Millenary filly. She's closely related to smart hurdler/chaser Sharp Rise. Well down the field in her initial hurdle starts at Limerick and in April at Fairyhouse finishing 65L adrift of the winner.
Dam placed in bumpers, half-sister to decent 2m7f hurdle winner Torboy but still tough ask on debut.
Last Year's Winner
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Blackbow (4/9), The Very Man (11/4), Embittered (7/2), You Can Call Me Al (11/1), Cavalry Master (14/1), Bentham (16/1), Thebellsofshandon (25/1), Key Commander (33/1), Spruced Up (33/1), A Different World (40/1), Even Flight (50/1), China Princess (50/1), Saint Or Sinner (50/1), Forrard Away (50/1), Dawson's Gate (50/1), You Should Have (50/1), Rightplacerightime (66/1), Rocconrockall (66/1), Good Ol Days (66/1), Amber Run (100/1), Sol Milan (100/1), Unlaoised (100/1), Northern Love (100/1), Mattie's Mountain (100/1), She's Commanche (100/1), Stormy Master (100/1), Moylisha (100/1), Diamond Grove (N/A)
- The Very Man
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