14:25 Fairyhouse Tue 12 November 2019
Finished the season off in a couple of hurdling efforts in France when running with credit in Graded contests. Rated 160 over timber, interesting recruit over the larger obstacles.
Pressed for the lead when falling two out on chasing debut at Fairyhouse before finishing a gallant second of nine behind the highly thought of Battleoverdoyen at Galway over 2m6½f last month. Leading claims.
Winner of a Hexham novice hurdle over 2m7½f on good to soft ground in March. Pleasing second of six on chasing debut when never catching the winner in a Fairyhouse beginners contest over a similar trip last month. One for the shortlist.
Has failed to get involved in three career chase starts over a variety of trips. Will need to raise overall profile to play a role in the finish.
Not disgraced in a number of Graded contests over hurdles towards the end of last season, when a big run always looked beyond him. First time hood unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed on chasing debut.
Winner of two of his eight starts over hurdles and ran a pleasing race in the Grade 3 Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham festival in March finishing fourth of 24 beaten 3½L behind Sire Du Berlais. Solid form on heavy ground.
Chase bred gelding won a bumper and a hurdle before bowing out when struggling in a Fairyhouse Grade 2 last April. Pleasing efforts at Galway and Cork on first couple of starts over fences and one for any shortlist.
Solid 144-rated novice hurdler, winner of three of his five starts over timber. Still ion touch when falling four out on chasing debut at Galway last month and worth another chance here.
Rated 125 over hurdles, winning a Punchestown maiden in February. By Scorpion and may need a little time as he makes his chasing debut in this contest.
Tough and genuine winner of four of his 14 starts over hurdles with his wins coming in his last five runs. Improved 34lb last term and looks an interesting recruit on chasing debut.
One of five in the race for the owners, the Gold Well gelding was four from six over hurdles last time finishing the season on a rating of 136. Market likely to be the best guide on chasing debut.
Lightly raced gelding by Beneficial. Not seen on track since his fourth and final appearance over hurdles in a Fairyhouse 3m novice hurdle in April 2018. Best watched on return to action.
Off the mark for connections over hurdles at the eighth time of asking when landing a Limerick handicap on heavy ground over 3m last month beating Theatre World - winner at Navan, Sunday - 7L in the 12-runner contest.
Beneficial mare, of little account in three maiden hurdles and a bumper since rules debut in December before tailing off on a dismal chase debut at Wexford last month over 2m4f. Not one to be placing a great deal of faith in.
Last Year's Winner
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Bapaume (1/1), Speak Easy (6/1), Cuneo (8/1), Ronald Pump (10/1), Galvin (11/1), Castlebawn West (12/1), Insult (14/1), Captain Cj (16/1), Cap York (16/1), Smoking Gun (20/1), Spyglass Hill (25/1), Final List (33/1), Rare Deal (100/1), Captain Cruiser (100/1)
- Cap York
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