15:20 Punchestown Sun 8 December 2019
Gelding by Al Namix. Dam was a maiden over fences in France but closely related to some smart performers in that country, including the top-class Arenice. Notable if there is betting support on rules debut.
Fame And Glory gelding. Made debut in typically-useful bumper, finishing ninth of 20 (2m). Off for seven months and will need to improve greatly to be competitive.
Snapped up for this yard for £125,000. More than impressive on sole point-to-point start (3m) and could have more to give under rules. Represents leading connections and is a leading player.
Gradually improving sort, finishing second over C&D in the spring before one-paced second of 16 at Navan (2m) last month. Sets the form standard and should give another bold account.
Arcano gelding. Dam was a winner on the flat but failed to strike over rules, but is closely related to former Lockinge Stakes winner Hawk Wing. Pedigree looks more flat-based and yard rarely has winners in this sphere.
le Cadre Noir gelding. Related to two hurdle winners including Black Ice. Dam was lightly raced over hurdles but a winner over 1m1f on the flat. Needs to have a look at in the market.
Recital gelding who doesn't have an impressive pedigree. Sent off an outsider on debut over C&D in April and ran accordingly when 19th of 25. Likely to fill the latter places once again.
€40,000 filly by Shantou. Related to useful hurdler/chasing Spending Time and dam was a fairly useful performer up to 2m6f. Stablemate of Grangeclare Native and looks second string on jockey bookings.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr T Hamilton|
Jungle Junction (5/4), Grangeclare Native (6/4), Gladiatorial (10/1), Farmix (12/1), The Sliding Rock (14/1), Coolbawn Lad (14/1), Lispendense (16/1), Somme Soldier (25/1), Talk To Jack (66/1)
- Grangeclare Native
- Jungle Junction
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