12:25 Fairyhouse Sat 11 January 2020
Won for Guillaume Macaire at Vittel last June but not in contention when falling on only subsequent appearance at Leopardstown in December; hard to assess with market being a good guide.
Was without a win on the Flat in five appearances; put all known form behind him when winning well at Punchestown late last year; looks to be progressive and every chance now he knows what is expected of him.
Progressive on the Flat without winning, and built on a promising hurdles bow when winning a Fairyhouse maiden by 14L in December; ran well in defeat next time out at Leopardstown and is respected in this company.
Winner of one of his 12 starts on the Flat, rated 81 at best; no real show on hurdles debut here in December; entitled to improve but will need to in order to have a decent chance.
Improved to win last two starts on the Flat at around 1½m, both on heavy ground in September/October; two solid hurdling performances to date (placed both times), open to improvement and likely to go well receiving weight from some of his rivals.
Just one win from eight starts on the Flat for Mick Channon; seems the type to be suited to a switch to hurdling but this looks a tough ask on her debut.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy|
Wolf Prince (9/10), Gealach (9/4), Aramax (6/1), Takarengo (9/1), Hammersmith (33/1), Dear Miriam (100/1)
- Wolf Prince
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