14:40 Punchestown Sun 12 January 2020
Won four times over hurdles in just five starts since September; likes to front run and may be hard to peg back if given an easy lead; excellent chance.
Possibly failed to stay last time out at Navan when sent off odds-on; his style of jumping suggests this is very much his trip and he could prove hard to beat.
Made a winning debut and then finished second in a Leopardstown Grade 2 on his third start. Still not disgraced when eighth of 14 in the Cheltenham Bumper in March; tough ask on hurdles debut but not without a chance.
Made it a hat-trick of wins with 6L victory in 2m Perth bumper in June, and going well when brought down on hurdles debut at Catterick. Level of ability possibly found out at Leopardstown in December when struggling to compete.
Caused an upset when winning on his debut at Navan in December (albeit taking advantage of a fall by a long odds-on favourite); should be fitter and sharper here and has an outstanding chance.
Improved with each bumper run before scoring at both Tipperary and Cork in October; has put in two decent hurdles runs to date but will need to improve again to play a leading role in this.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: S W Flanagan|
Andy Dufresne (8/15), Captain Guinness (10/3), Anything Will Do (11/2), Meticulous (25/1), The Little Yank (40/1), Shanroe (100/1)
- Andy Dufresne
- Captain Guinness
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