14:15 Naas Sat 9 November 2019
Generally well held in four chasing efforts to date including a 30L defeat when last seen in December in a Limerick beginners contest over a similar trip. Looks opposable.
Improvement continued for the Westerner gelding when landing a Sligo 2m5f beginners contest on good to yielding ground in September; showed up well for a long way on handicap debut at Thurles last time out and worth giving another chance to.
Dual hurdles winner, coming to chasing late at 10-years-old and four autumn starts have not offered a lot to be positive about.
Fell on chasing debut at Clonmel earlier in the year but well backed to land the spoils in a Tramore 2m novice chase on soft to heavy ground earlier this month. Repeat of that effort should see the mare back in the hunt for more prize money.
Well backed last time out at Gowran Park but ran into a better handicapped rival; back up a few pounds for that effort but should run his race though has obviously had training problems.
Yet to win over fences but put in best chasing effort at Navan on his penultimate start (sent hurdling next time); still looks on a reasonable mark and no reason why he can't run well.
Finished over 6L adrift of the improving Mohart in a Downpatrick 2m2f beginners contest in September but disappointed last time out at Tramore; needs to bounce back to play a leading role here.
Maiden hurdle winner at Killarney (2m6f, good) in May. Well held on all four starts over fences so far including last time out at Punchestown in October; others preferred.
Has been left toiling in four starts over fences so far; difficult to see where any obvious improvement will come from.
Lacks overall reliability to be given a serious chance and the maiden has not been done any favours by the handicapper.
Hints of ability in bumper/hurdles career so far and landed mares' maiden point-to-point in March; last couple of runs have suggested she has reasonable claims to land a place off her current mark.
Has mainly been hurdling of late; has raced in five chases in his career and only beaten one horse home; that pretty much sums up his chances.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J J HanlonJ: Rachael Blackmore|
Arctic Light (9/4), Ask Heather (11/4), Fairly Legal (7/1), Hilltop Supreme (10/1), Western Sea (10/1), Carrigready (12/1), Sea Scorpion (12/1), Trumps Ace (14/1), Manger Et Trotter (16/1), Fiveaftermidnight (20/1), Princely Conn (25/1), Golden Sunset (28/1)
- Fairly Legal
- Western Sea
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