14:20 Clonmel Thu 5 December 2019
Four-race maiden over the larger obstacles with the Milan gelding hitting the frame on more than one occasion. Wouldn't have to improve too much to play a major role in the finish.
Had been improving over hurdles all summer culminating in a decent win in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan in August. Likely to improve on promising chasing debut at Punchestown over a similar trip in October.
Six-race maiden, very modest form over hurdles. Tailed off finishing last of 13 making no impression on chasing introduction at Navan last, sent off at odds of 100/1.
Below-par 96-rated handicap hurdler who finished a moderate seventh of 15 on debut over the larger obstacles at Thurles late last month.
Has not reproduced the form of his 1¾L defeat at Naas in January in five dismal efforts since including on return to action in a Cork 2m4f handicap hurdle last month. Looks up against it on chasing bow.
Not disgraced but generally well held in a couple of point-to-point starts last year and a number of hurdling defeats since February. Last seen in May and will likely need the experience on first start over fences.
Not the most consistent but put in one of his more pleasing performances at Gowran Park in October before disappointing again in a Down Royal 3m handicap hurdle last month. Market likely to reveal expectations on chasing debut.
100-rated handicap hurdler who will have disappointed connections on first start over the larger obstacles producing a dreadful performance at Cork over 2m5f last month. Others hold sturdier claims.
Limited promise since return from 635 days off over hurdles in the spring. Down the field on a dismal return to action at Galway in October and likely to be up against it on chasing introduction here.
Tough and genuine sort who deserves a change of luck. Second of 13 behind Stones And Roses on chasing debut in a Cork beginners contest last month. Another bold show expected.
Was beginning to get to grips with hurdling in the spring, culminating in a win over 2m4f in a Clonmel maiden in May. Weakened from three out on chasing debut behind Stones And Roses and Randalls Ur Poet at Cork last month.
109-rated handicap hurdler, the daughter of Stowaway has been running well in defeat in a number of starts over the summer. Well worth a market check as the mare makes her chasing debut.
11-race maiden over hurdles the 83-rated handicapper will need to improve on overall form to play a significant role on her debut over the larger obstacles in this company.
Wexford novice hurdle winner in March, the daughter of Flemensfirth made a pleasing start to her chasing career finishing sixth of 16 in a Thurles beginners contest over 2m2f last month. Any market support could be significant.
Had shown nothing until landing a big gamble at Thurles before backing that effort up in a Clonmel 2m3½f handicap at the end of October. Beaten since but could be of some interest on chasing introduction.
Last Year's Winner
Bitsandpieces (11/4), Touch Of Oscar (7/2), Randalls Ur Poet (6/1), Brog Ahaon (7/1), Montagne D'Argent (7/1), Niccolai (10/1), Robin Gold (16/1), Bridge Native (20/1), Jack Holiday (20/1), Love And Wishes (33/1), Mr Jacaranda (40/1), Oskar High (50/1), Pull The Other One (66/1), Myladyrose (100/1), Empire Escape (100/1)
- Randalls Ur Poet
- Touch Of Oscar
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