12:40 Clonmel Thu 5 December 2019
Winner of a hunter chase contest in the early part of last year before finishing second of six when last seen in a point-to-point in March 2018. Possibly best watched on return to action.
Five-time winner including only prior Flat start in France way back in 2016. Pulled up when last seen in May at the Punchestown festival as the 5/2f in the Grade A Guinness handicap on yielding to soft ground. Likely to be ready on return.
Gallant veteran. Third of the 40 Grand National runners finishing 5L adrift of Tiger Roll at Aintree in May. Beaten since and likely to find a couple quicker on return to hurdling action.
158-rated chaser, winner of two of his six starts over hurdles. Losing touch when unseating rider at the last in a Grade 1 contest in the US, a race won by Brain Power in October. Entitled to have designs on prize money.
Highest rated hurdler in the race, winner of three of his 10 starts over timber. Chasing, without success in France over the summer but capable of a bold bid in first-time hood.
Modest handicapper was pulled up latest on return after 11 months off in a Thurles mares' chase in October. Difficult to see where the improvement is coming from at her age.
Winner of two of 14 starts over timber. Well held in a couple of starts in March before a solid run over C&D last month finishing second of 11 beaten 1L behind Westerner Point. Plenty to prove on ratings but the mare has plenty going for her here.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend|
Rathvinden (11/10), Total Recall (3/1), Mary Frances (5/1), The Storyteller (6/1), Class Conti (9/1), Allannahs Gold (66/1), Kilkarney Mai (100/1)
- Mary Frances
- Total Recall
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