12:35 Cork Sun 8 December 2019
Modest 63-rated handicapper on the Flat winning one of his 10 starts. Ran a pleasing race on hurdling debut in a Gowran Park maiden last month finishing third of the 16-runners on heavy ground over 2m. More than capable of a big run.
Five-race maiden over timber with efforts getting progressively worse as highlighted by a fall at the fifth flight at Punchestown last month. Good chance handicaps will suit in future.
Showed some glimpses of ability on the Flat, though hardly progressive in five starts. Sixth of 13 beaten over 13L on hurdling debut in a Down Royal maiden over a similar trip when last seen in August. Best watched for the moment.
Winner of one of seven starts on the Flat which came in a Ballinrobe 1m1f handicap on yielding to soft ground in June. Sent off at odds of 50/1 on hurdling debut at Gowran Park last month before running accordingly. Needs a chunk of improvement.
Gelding by Frozen Power out of a USA bred mare. Let down by some erratic leaps at a number of his hurdles in two starts in October. Hard to fancy with others holding sturdier claims.
Gelding by Sea The Moon. Beaten 25L into sixth on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse before a 32L reversal in a Punchestown maiden over a similar trip last month. Struggling in recent performances and tough to see where improvement is coming from.
78-rated maiden on the Flat running well in a number of starts over the summer without getting his head in front. Market likely to reveal expectations on hurdling debut.
No sign of ability in trio of maidens from 7f to 2m on the Flat since his debut in August 2018. Unlikely to be a good sign the Dark Angel gelding sports first-time blinkers for hurdling debut.
45-rated, seven-race maiden on the Flat, mostly meeting with wide-margin defeats. Detached by half-way on hurdling debut when sent off at odds of 100/1 at Galway in October. Looks a tall order.
Milan gelding who is a brother to Martello Tower who was smart over hurdles and fences. Is also a half-brother to Martello Park who scored in a bumper and over hurdles. Tailed off on both hurdle starts since August.
By So You Think out of an In The Wings mare. Below-par 55-rated handicapper on the Flat but shaped with plenty of promise on hurdling introduction in a Gowran Park maiden over a similar trip last month. Market likely to be the best guide.
Won a 1m6f Gowran handicap on heavy off a mark of 71 on final Flat start in October. Beaten 1¾L on a promising hurdling debut in a Punchestown 3-Y-O contest last month finishing second of 14 behind Sacchoandvanzetti. Sets the standard.
Several respectable efforts in handicaps for William Haggas over the summer. Well held beaten 20L on hurdling debut in a Bangor-On-Dee maiden last month. Plenty to find.
Fell on hurdling debut at Punchestown before a dismal display over 2m in a Gowran Park maiden on heavy ground, both races coming in the last month. Will need to raise overall profile to play a part here.
No signs of improvement in three career starts over hurdles since making her debut in August. Others appear to have more scope for improvement.
Casamento filly out of an Echo Of Light mare. Four-race maiden on the Flat, well beaten on all starts. Best watched on debut over timber.
Last Year's Winner
|T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend|
Pasley (2/5), Bajan Excell (7/1), Clemencia (8/1), Gealach (12/1), Hazran (12/1), Millford Sound (14/1), Politicise (22/1), Ellaat (33/1), Pretty Fantasy (40/1), Charlie Bit Me (50/1), Scalino (66/1), Me Well (66/1), Frozen Spring (80/1), Martello Boy (100/1), Our Nancy (100/1), Little Stone (100/1), Jeyyaad (100/1)
- Bajan Excell
- Millford Sound
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