12:50 Thurles Thu 28 November 2019
Maiden of nine starts over fences but has been showing improved form of late evidenced by two recent runner-up performances at Galway and over this course and distance; slightly more needed but in excellent form.
Course and distance winner here in October before showing his versatility when running well in a handicap hurdle last time out; clearly in sparkling form and very much one to consider.
Has been very busy over the summer and early autumn since winning a Punchestown handicap over two miles; now back below that mark and while not in the best of form is quietly respected.
Won a Tramore beginners chase (2m5½f, good; 6-1) in August and showed his liking for fences at this track last time out when third of 12; can give another good account of himself.
Likes to race prominently and showed plenty of ability when landing a Sligo 2m5f beginners contest on good to yielding ground in September; not the strongest in the finish but should run his race and one for the shortlist.
Might lack overall reliability but showed his well being when finishing a good runner-up last time out at Naaas (2m4): a reproduction of that effort off only a slightly higher mark could see him go close.
Off the mark for connections at the eighth time of asking when landing a 2m5f handicap at Fairyhouse earlier this month on heavy ground off a 7lb lower mark; subsequently placed at same track last time out: in good heart and every chance.
Last Year's Winner
Stylish Moment (11/4), Western Sea (7/2), Cusp Of Carabelli (4/1), Great Khan (4/1), Hilltop Supreme (6/1), Enduring Love (8/1), Sunrise Lady (16/1), Reach Up (25/1)
- Stylish Moment
- Enduring Love
- Hilltop Supreme
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