13:35 Fairyhouse Sat 11 January 2020
Has been let down by his jumping in the past but has reasonable overall form; won well on his penultimate start over 3m5f here in December before running no sort of race last time at Leopardstown; first-time blinkers may help.
Failed to build on a decent win at Cork in April and was pulled up on reappearance after long break last time out at Limerick; should be fitter here and not out of it on best of his form.
Won this race in 2018 but has been struggling of late and has been beaten by 83l and 97l on his last two starts which does little to inspire confidence in his chances of a repeat win.
Lightly raced sort who showed much improved form when winning a handicap at Cork (2½m, soft/heavy) on penultimate start in November; failed to follow up next time out at Navan and returns here after short break; respected.
Gallant veteran; well beaten over hurdles and the larger obstacles in a number of starts in the last 12 month; hard to see where improvement is coming from at his age.
Lightly campaigned since his introduction four years ago (only raced 8 times in total); well beaten in both starts since returning from a break; hard to recommend even with first-time cheekpieces applied.
Very promising effort on hurdles debut for this lightly-raced six-year-old; won the bumper at this meeting last year and will certainly be winning more races sooner rather than later.
A rare appearance over hurdles for this staying chaser; has some reasonable hurdle form in the past but had to see him being capable of making a winning return to the smaller obstacles based on his poor form over fences.
Has been mixing chasing and hurdling and comes into this contest full of confidence after winning at Limerick recently; may prove hard to beat in current mood.
Last Year's Winner
|T: A L T MooreJ: P Townend|
Thunder Down Under (5/2), Mister Eddman (3/1), Spider Web (9/2), Alohamora (5/1), Miracle In Medinah (7/1), Dromore Lad (9/1), Fit To Be Tied (10/1), Killer Miller (10/1), Forever Gold (14/1), Beyond The Law (20/1)
- Thunder Down Under
- Mister Eddman
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