13:25 Fairyhouse Tue 12 November 2019
Won a third hurdle win of his career when landing a Down Royal 2m3½f handicap off a 8lb lower mark on soft ground in March. Beaten when last seen in April but the C&D winner is entitled to make the shortlist in this company.
Off the mark over hurdles at the 11th time of asking for connections when winning over C&D in good style in April but her inconsistencies have caught her out in three starts since. Has to be considered back up in trip at this track.
Winner at the fifth attempt when landing a Downpatrick handicap hurdle over 2m3f on good ground in September off a 9lb lower mark. Tough ask from revised rating on unproven ground.
Just the one win from 11 starts over hurdles and the daughter of Milan has been struggling to complete in a number of starts since March. Chance on best form but more needed with a couple of better handicapped sorts lurking.
Winner of two of his 13 starts over hurdles but it has been over a year since his last success over timber. C&D winner but the Milan gelding found it tough going on return to action at Cork recently.
Schiaparelli gelding. Dam modest 2m1f-2m5f hurdle winner. Showed some promise with placed efforts in point-to-points before a couple of dismal maiden hurdle efforts last month. Others preferred on handicap debut.
Has been in solid and consistent form since winning at Tramore in August and showed her well being when finishing a useful third at Gowran Park before another bold effort at Punchestown last month. Better than last run at Thurles suggests.
10-race maiden yet to hit the frame on any occasion showing little or no aptitude to be considered in this contest.
Eight-race maiden, without a win in five starts over hurdles. Lightly raced over the last 12 month and needs to improve on a 32L reversal in a Roscommon handicap hurdle in September to play a role in this contest.
Lightly raced over hurdles. Sole win over hurdles was back in 2015. Has failed to complete on his last couple of starts over hurdles both at Cork when sent off at big prices.
Won two of his first three starts over timber, and a Triumph Hurdle fancy at one point, but has regressed badly since. Handicap mark continues to fall but looks to be up against it again.
Big prices and beaten a long way on all starts so far under rules. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here.
Has found his level in recent starts. Stepped up markedly on his return when splitting subsequent winners in the race won by Theatre World at Navan in September before a career best effort over C&D last month. Not to be taken lightly.
Has only hit the frame on the one occasion from 12 starts over hurdles. Hints of promise at Thurles on his latest start in a 2m handicap hurdle but overall form leavers little to be desired.
Mixed bag of results in a number of starts over hurdles since August. First time cheekpieces unlikely to bring about the required amount of progression needed to land a blow here.
Without a win in six starts over hurdles, failing to hit the frame on each occasion. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Padraig RocheJ: L P Gilligan|
Lagenod (5/2), Presenting Sun (5/1), Nicole's Milan (7/1), Friary Gold (8/1), Iknowwhereiamnow (9/1), Mickey Shea (9/1), Ballymadun (12/1), William of Wykeham (14/1), Citizen Al (14/1), Fu's Island (14/1), Magic Sea (16/1), Empirion (16/1), Laughing Trix (20/1), Imperial Reprise (25/1), Miss Rossie (25/1), Getalife (33/1), Need For Gold (33/1), Theophilus (40/1), Rightback Atya (50/1)
- Presenting Sun
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