13:40 Fairyhouse Sat 14 December 2019
Cost €60,000 as a three-year-old. Gelding by Fracas out of a Accordion mare. Impressive winner of a Roscommon bumper over 2m5f on good ground beating 9 rivals by 9L. Leading player.
Four-race maiden over hurdles. Third of 15 beaten over 17L on his latest start over 2m5½f on soft ground at Punchestown last month. Any market support could be significant.
Presenting gelding deserves a change in fortunes following a number of close calls in bumpers and a couple of hurdle spins at Clonmel recently. Positives outweigh the negatives in this contest and the Presenting gelding can give a good account.
Gelding by Bollin Eric out of a Simply Great mare. Closely related to four-time point-to-point winner Carrignagapple successful over the larger obstacles at 3m. Best watched on debut.
Point-to-point winner last year after which he was bought for £235,000. Has failed to justify favouritism on both starts under rules in a Punchestown bumper before finishing 7L adrift of Diol Ker in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle over 2m4f last month.
Son of Presenting made a more than promising start to finish second at Tipperary in a 20-runner 2m4f maiden back in July before finishing fourth of 12 on return to action at Punchestown over 2m6f last month. Capable of a bold bid.
Gelding by Presenting out of a Brian Boru mare. Dam, a winner over hurdles and fences racing between 2m and 2m4f. One to watch on debut unless market vibes have other ideas.
13-race maiden, without success in seven starts over timber. Out of form in a couple of starts since September including on handicap debut at Navan last month and hard to make a case for.
Sent off at a big price on latest start at Thurles last month before running accordingly in the process and unlikely to be making a significant impact in this contest.
Last Year's Winner
Monkfish (1/2), Time To Get Up (9/2), Atlantic Shore (13/2), Braeside (8/1), Osmotic (12/1), Amerijano (16/1), Union Gap (25/1), Moyode Gold (25/1), Western Fancy (40/1), Scarlet Leader (50/1), Ballyshannon Rose (66/1), Coalbrook Bridge (66/1)
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