14:45 Navan Sun 10 November 2019
Second of nine beaten 14L behind Roaring Bull over C&D in February. Pleasing third of 10 at Roscommon on return to the track last month and entitled to be in the mix.
Has taken to hurdles in good style landing a Galway 2m5½f maiden on sift ground in September before a solid run on handicap debut at Hexham last month. More progress possible.
Son of Galileo out of Grade 1 Flat winner Luas Line. Winner of a Thurles maiden hurdle on racecourse debut over 2m on good ground when last seen 12 months ago. One of five in the race for influential owner.
Improving sort, helped by the fitting of cheekpieces in a number of runs over the larger obstacles when last seen in 2018. Looks up against it on return to hurdling.
Off the track for 3 years, but huge run on return when just caught close by an in-form rival over 2m at Cork in April before winning at the same venue a month later. Has it all to do back from another lay-off.
Infrequent visits to the track has not helped in the son of Milan's overall progression over hurdles. Seen on course on four occasions in the last two years. One of five in the contest for owner.
Ran with much credit finishing third of 14 beaten 3L behind Lethal Steps on hurdling debut at the Galway festival in July before getting off the mark at the fourth time of asking when landing a Listowel maiden hurdle in September. Leading player.
Solid and consistent sort finishing in the first three on each of his last three starts over hurdles. Due a change in fortunes and one for any shortlist.
Winner of a 2m novice hurdle at Hexham in May before hitting the runner-up position in each of her three starts over timber since. Looks to be an improving sort on return to action and merits plenty of respect.
Appears to have the better form over the larger obstacles. Sixth of 16 well beaten on return to action at Fairyhouse last month and more needed in this company.
Seven-race maiden. Not seen on a racecourse since finishing down the field in a couple of dismal hurdling efforts 12 months ago. Will need to improve on return to action here.
Below-par 15-race maiden who has failed to complete on two of his last three racecourse appearances and hard to see him being good enough here.
Winner of four of his 39 career starts over hurdles and was winning as recently as July when landing a 2m4f handicap on good ground off a 5lb lower mark. Beaten since but could turn out to be a lively outsider.
Generally well held in three career starts over hurdles since desolate debut at Tipperary in July. Possibly best watched unless market indicates otherwise.
Winner of three of her 33 career starts over hurdles and now races 4lb lower than last winning mark. Handicapper relents once again but still plenty of work to be done.
Winner on the Flat in France for Andre Fabre last year. Four-race maiden hurdler, failed to hit the frame on his final three starts for trainer Denis Hogan. Plenty to prove on stable debut.
Four-race maiden, making headway four out before falling two out on handicap debut in a Gowran Park 2m4f contest when last seen in March. One five in the line-up for owner and needs to show a little more sparkle before any faith is placed in her.
Winner of a Naas 2m maiden hurdle at the turn of the year. Beaten but not disgraced since. Not to be taken lightly but looks up against it.
Without a win in 15 starts over hurdles and well down the field when last seen in a Fairyhouse contest in April. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C ByrnesJ: D N Russell|
Quamino (11/4), Winner Takes Itall (5/1), Wild Desire (6/1), Fightfortheroses (7/1), Dollys Destination (8/1), Brawler (8/1), Pilgrim Way (10/1), The Moyglass Flyer (12/1), Encore Lui (14/1), Velocity Boy (14/1), Rare Conor (16/1), The Shunter (20/1), Father Ailbe (25/1), Tintown Robin (25/1), Mystique Heights (25/1), Military Hill (25/1), Miracle In Medinah (33/1), Luckyinmilan (33/1), Peace N' Milan (33/1), Howluckycanwebe (33/1)
- Winner Takes Itall
- The Moyglass Flyer
- Military Hill
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