12:15 Thurles Thu 28 November 2019
A generally consistent racehorse but has only won once in his career and is winless over hurdles; would be a surprise if he is good enough.
Won just one race from nine races over hurdles; never got into contention on his chase debut at Listowel in September and given his liking for better ground probably one just to watch.
Generally consistent hurdler in France in 2018; chase debut was full of promise when finishing 2nd of 11 at Cork in October but let down by jumping before being pulled up at Navan four days ago; hard to assess chance.
Had shown enough promise in maiden hurdles last year top be sent to Cheltenham; off the mark in April and showed up well on chase debut at Naas earlier this month; entitled to improve and one to consider.
Just one place finish from six starts over hurdles; type who was always likely to do better over fences and any market moves would be interesting.
Has some fair form in point-to-points but has failed to complete on two chase starts to date; off the track since May and very difficult to make a strong case for.
Returned from a long absence when finishing well down the field over hurdles at Fairyhouse on heavy ground earlier this month; hard to be confident about his chances on chase debut but has fitness on his side.
Has been in reasonable form over hurdles in 2019 and ran a fair race (without ever looking like a challenger) on chase debut at Wexford in October; should improve on that effort and not easy to totally write off.
Decent hurdler on his day; no real show on chase debut at Navan earlier this month; will have learned from that experience and entitled to be more prominent here but needs to bounce back.
Mixed bag over fences so far; best effort came last time out following a long break in September at Listowel when weakening in the closing stages; lack of a strong finish may see him vulnerable once again.
Off the mark over hurdles at Ballinrobe in May; lightly raced for his age so best days may still be ahead and an interesting recruit to chasing but needs to put a fall on chase debut at Navan in September firmly behind him.
Won two bumpers before making an impressive debut over timber at Galway in October; pulled up on only subsequent appearance at Punchestown in May; very interesting recruit to chasing and market will provide clues.
Generally inconsistent hurdler who was beaten over 60 lengths on latest appearance at Cork earlier this month; hard to see him being good enough on chase debut.
Very useful staying hurdler and an interesting recruit to fences; will certainly need further in time and a watching brief is probably best advice on chasing debut.
Presenting mare, beaten wide margins all starts so far under rules and trend should continue on second start over fences.
Last Year's Winner
|Game Of War||6||11-12||7/2|
|T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore|
Royal Rendezvous (8/11), Discordantly (4/1), Demain Des L'Aube (6/1), Milan Native (7/1), Ministerforsport (10/1), Line Out (25/1), Thermistocles (33/1), Monstrosity (40/1), Archer's Up (100/1), Jack Holiday (100/1), Kristian Goingwel (100/1), Krisquin (100/1), Presenting Hunzy (100/1), Alcander (100/1), Shedding (100/1)
- Royal Rendezvous
- Demain Des L'Aube
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