16:00 Thurles Fri 10 January 2020
Gold Well gelding out of dam who won under both codes. Didn't show a great deal on debut when distant sixth of 9 at Fairyhouse and may need more time before we see the best of him.
French bred €50,000 Denham Red gelding won only point-to-point prior to joining top yard. Promising third of 16 in November Navan bumper, tiring late on and should strip fitter for that outing. Looks one for the short list.
Fourth of 14 in Monksgrange maiden point in March and makes Rules debut here. Half-brother won 3m hurdle so every chance he'll need further over timber before fulfilling his potential.
Modest form in four starts between the flags although did rather better last time when fourth of 18 in Boulta maiden last month. This is much tougher and faces a stiff task.
Shirocco gelding out of sprint bred dam. Sales price fell from £43,000 to £600 at Ascot last March. Fair third in Bellewstown bumper on debut in July but well beaten when odds-on soon after at Killarney. Not seen since and has questions to answer.
€120,000 Court Cave gelding out of smart Tote Trophy winner Spirit Leader. Runner-up in both point-to-points last season and is very interesting on Rules bow. Well worth a check for market support as looks a contender.
Zayif gelding cost €6,000. Half-brother to two wining 2m hurdlers, and dam won over 1m1f. Racecourse bow and will need to be fairly useful to make a winning debut.
Carlotamix gelding who wasn't disgraced on racecourse bow at Leopardstown over Christmas but didn't show enough to suggest he's likely to be in the shake-up just yet.
Stable companion of Wings Of Destiny. Cost €50,000 as a three-year-old but has shown only modest form so far in two point-to-points. Faces a new challenge now and would only be of interest if market speaks in his favour. Good jockey on board though.
Milan gelding who has shown poor form in two 2m hurdles so far and is very hard to enthuse over on what we've seen so far. Wears a first-time hood.
12-length second in Ballinrobe bumper on debut in April then beaten just a length-and-a-half when second at Killarney in May. Not seen since but has shown enough to suggest he can figure if fit and well.
Mainly poor form from four starts but broke the sequence when as shock 100/1 second in Tramore bumper in April last year. That was probably a flash in the pan and faces a stiff task here on balance.
Home bred mare out of successful jumps sire Jeremy. Makes racecourse bow here and will have to be fairly talented if she's to make it a winning debut.
Vinnie Roe filly out of dam who won a point and a 2m6f hurdle. Plenty of stamina in pedigree and will be a big surprise if speedy enough to get involved on this first appearance.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd|
Energumene (8/11), Bloodstone (5/1), Battle Of Actium (7/1), Frontal Assault (8/1), Pipers Meadow (10/1), Curlew Hill (12/1), Wings Of Destiny (20/1), Jeremy's Dancer (20/1), Aodhan May (25/1), Tango Echo Charlie (33/1), Eye Van (50/1), Drumbaragh (50/1), Barrow Bounty (66/1), Blue Ribbon (66/1), Mr Lombardi (80/1)
- Battle Of Actium
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