13:00 Fairyhouse Sat 30 November 2019
Won over C&D at the start of the year. Ran as though something was amiss when 42-length behind Kildorrery (finished third) at Naas (soft to heavy) on his seasonal return to action. Subsequently has lots to prove off the back of that.
C&D winner who has finished last on each of his previous two starts. The most recent of those coming in the Fortria Chase. Obviously this is less demanding but he hasn't looked like winning for a while now and is therefore a bit risky.
Brushed aside with considerable ease by the talented Dinons at Limerick (2m3f; heavy) recently. 2lb worse off with Kildorrery who he finished in front of that day. Respected with top yard firing on all cylinders at the moment.
Looked to be returning to form earlier in the year, but he has subsequently been sold to new connections after finishing last in a competitive handicap hurdle at Listowel (2m; yielding). Bit to prove now as he goes back over fences.
2lb better off with Mind's Eye after finishing just behind that rival at Limerick (2m3f; heavy) on seasonal return in October. Put in his place by Cilaos Emery when last seen. This is much easier but he must reverse the form with Mind's Eye.
11lb lower than when last seen over fences. Returned from monster absence over hurdles at Naas (2m4f; soft to heavy) earlier this month when finishing down the field. Likely to need another run to reach peak fitness, and so he remains best watched.
Last Year's Winner
|Duca De Thaix||5||11-5||3/1|
|T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell|
Mind's Eye (13/8), Kildorrery (9/4), Avenir D'Une Vie (4/1), Duca De Thaix (9/1), Noble Emperor (10/1), Doctor Phoenix (16/1)
- Mind's Eye
- Duca De Thaix
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