15:15 Fairyhouse Sat 30 November 2019
By Jeremy. Trainer/jockey combo are in spectacular form at present, and it would be no surprise to see him play a leading role on rules debut. Difficult to weigh up the strength of his point-to-point form.
Disappointed when well-fancied (11-8f) at Limerick (2m; soft) when last seen at the end of 2018. Now makes seasonal return, aiming to win at the fourth attempt in bumpers. He has place claims, but has a bit to prove so isn't one to fully trust.
0-3 in bumpers, but most recent of those efforts when runner-up at Wexford (2m; soft to heavy) was a step back in the right direction. Work to do to reverse form with Biko, but he is respected hailing from this yard.
Produced an encouraging display for a 50/1 shot when not disgraced in fifth at Fairyhouse (2m; soft to heavy) on debut. Needs to prove that was no fluke, but has place claims if doing so if coping with quick turnaround.
Posted a promising effort on debut when fifth in a decent Punchestown (2m2f; good to yielding). Holds Axiomatic comfortably on that run, and would certainly hold leading claims out of the yard's three runners on form.
Son of Milan who made a quiet start to life when 10th in a bumper on debut at Cork (2m; soft). Plenty more required as he makes seasonal return to action in stronger contest.
Point-to-point winner who makes debut under rules for these connections. Looks the stable first-string on jockey bookings. Respected but others have more proven form in the book. Market check advised.
High-class form to his name in two bumpers finishing just behind the likes of Envoi Allen and Abacadabras. Now returns to action with impressive claims of getting off the mark at the third attempt before going over hurdles.
Tailed-off on debut when eighth at Thurles (2m; soft) last week. Beaten an awfully long way then, and this looks more competitive. Ruled out with confidence.
Last Year's Winner
|Desir Du Large||5||12-0||3/1|
|T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr T Hamilton|
Port Stanley (2/1), Eskylane (5/2), Appreciate It (11/4), Assemble (9/1), Axiomatic (10/1), Rosencrantz (10/1), Biko (11/1), Enniskerry (33/1), Barnaviddaun (50/1), Born In Galway (66/1), Rebel Gold (100/1)
- Port Stanley
- Appreciate It
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