14:50 Naas Sat 9 November 2019
Moderate form in four point-to-points (pulled up twice); unfancied and beaten 50L in maiden hurdle at Clonmel in October; hard to get excited about.
Fell on hurdles debut before being sent back to bumpers to restore some confidence; likely to be ready on seasonal reappearance and looks a leading contender.
Son of Sixties Icon, achieved a rating of 86 on the Flat in England before joining Noel Meade; creditable effort after absence at Galway last month; should be fitter and stronger here and looks to have an excellent chance.
French bumper winner at Lyon Parilly as a three-year-old and made an encouraging enough start behind Vision D'Honneur at Punchestown in January; aimed at Grade 1 events and should be able to take this in his stride.
First foal; related to some useful staying types; no real sign of immediate brilliance on three point-to-point starts in 2018; difficult to see him being good enough.
Gelding by Kalanisi out of a Linamix mare; dam won a couple of novice hurdles over 2m - 2m1f; only beat one home in a 10-runner novice hurdle at Perth in June; little sign of any light at the end of the tunnel.
German bred son of Getaway; should have learned plenty from a recent outing at Galway but was beaten a long way and unlikely to be troubling the judge.
Smooth winner of his bumper at Punchestown in May having shown promise in point-to-points; quite a big ask against some smart rivals on hurdles debut but should run his race.
75-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer Ollie Pears. No impression and never a factor on maiden hurdle debut at Roscommon over a similar trip when last seen in September. More needed.
€12,000 son of Tobougg out of a mare who was a winning hurdler. Fell in a maiden hurdle at Gowran Park in March on debut and highly likely to struggle against much more fancied rivals.
Niclely bred for hurdling; given gentle introduction at Listowel in June but was pulled up when last seen out at Tipperaray last month; hard to make a case for in current form.
Won two bumpers in France (including a Grade 3 contest); first start for Willie Mullins and it will be interesting how much market support there is for the daughter of Limnos.
Caught the eye on hurdling debut at Tipperary over a similar trip finishing second of 14 on good ground over 12 months ago. Last of 18 in a Gowran Park bumper last month and others hold stronger profiles here.
Well beaten in a point-to-point contest, a bumper and most latterly over hurdles; difficult to see where any improvement will come from.
Fourth in first bumper but well held on subsequent runs including over hurdles; up against it here once again.
Pulled up in a point-to-point in January and well beaten on first try under rules in a maiden hurdle at Clonmel in late October; easy to pass over.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A FlemingJ: D Meyler|
Elixir D'Ainay (13/8), Longhouse Poet (9/4), Et Dite (5/1), Column Of Fire (6/1), Davy's Dilemma (8/1), Forgetthesurprise (33/1), High Viz (33/1), Exciting Oscar (66/1), Working Capitol (66/1), Lotus Hill (66/1), Glenquin Castle (66/1), Sisyphus (66/1), Beating The Odds (100/1), Red Lemonade (100/1), Falkland Castle (100/1), Askmenow (100/1)
- Elixir D'Ainay
- Et Dite
- Column Of Fire
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