15:30 Thurles Fri 10 January 2020
Rallied well to score here over 2m6f penultimate start but ran a shocker off revised mark at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day. Needs to bounce back after just a short break.
Nine races without success but went fairly close both at Navan in November and at Downpatrick a month earlier. Not disgraced in big field over 2m4f at Leopardstown late last month and has fair chance off 1lb lower mark.
Showed little on first four outings but getting his act together of late and followed 5th of 24 in Cork 2m maiden hurdle with third at Punchestown last time on handicap bow over same trip. Much further to travel here but is interesting if he stays.
Winning pointer who has shown enough on last three starts at up to 2m5f to suggest she can find a small race. Almost 3f furlongs to cover this time but every chance she will see it out.
Best effort in fairly recent times came when fair fourth in 3m Fairyhouse h'cap hurdle a year ago. Only three runs since and kept on one pace at Tramore over 2m5f last time. Raised 1lb since then.
Signs of a little ability in two mares maiden hurdles at up to 2m4f. Steps up in trip and tackles handicap company for the first time but doesn't jump off the page as an obvious contender.
Only win came in heavy ground in 3m Limerick handicap hurdle back in March 2018. Missed 18 months soon after and hasn't pulled up any trees in four outings since October. Coming down weights but needs to take a big step forward to score.
Placed bumper form in Britain for Harry Fry prior to joining current yard in 2017. Very lightly raced since and hasn't shown particularly inspiring form. Steps up in trip here but others make more appeal.
13-race maiden but has a definite shout on good second of 16 in Fairyhouse 2m4f handicap hurdle in November. Disappointed back there last month but a return to previous form would see her with a solid chance in this company.
Poor form in 2018 in three hurdles and hasn't really taken to fences in six outings since then. Back to timber but there are plenty of others with more obvious chances.
1-21 record tells its own story, but has put up a number of respectable efforts in defeat. Well beaten over 2m3f last time but has bits and pieces of form at around this trip so worth another try.
Last win came in Tipperary 3m h'cap hurdle in July 2018 off just 1lb higher mark. Into veteran stage now but ran nicely over inadequate trip when fourth at Limerick recently after a lay-off so has a shout if taking a step forward from that.
13-race maiden between flags and under Rules and there has to be some doubt that this veteran mare has stamina for this trip. Didn't run badly over 2m4f yesterady at Clonmel but makes lttle appeal at this distance.
Both wins came over 2m on Flat for Sir Mark Prescott back in 2016. Returned from long absence last summer and has struggled in four starts since so makes little appeal having pulled up last time here in November.
Last Year's Winner
Rebel Waltz (5/1), Monty's Mission (6/1), Fourina (13/2), Ahgetawayoutadat (7/1), Mossy White (8/1), Ballea Fox (9/1), Cadawill (10/1), Electricitywork (10/1), Currig's Girl (10/1), Kilkarney Mai (14/1), Sea Scorpion (16/1), Hollow Lady (25/1), A Girl Like Me (33/1), Raveloe (33/1), Megara (50/1)
- Mossy White
- Monty's Mission
- Rebel Waltz