13:50 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Surehaul Race Day Mares Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 2f 145y

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
45-3212
iT
Royal blue, white hoop, red cap, royal blue spots (Liam Gleeson)

Decision Time 218 (119F) 

b f Milan - In A Rush (Hernando)

7 11-7
-
7 11-7
-

Winner in bumper at Downpatrick in June. 2/1, career best when winning 9-runner maiden at Fairyhouse (12f, heavy), suited by way race developed. Makes hurdles debut.

Winner in bumper at Downpatrick in June. 2/1, career best when winning 9-runner maiden at Fairyhouse (12f, heavy), suited by way race developed. Makes hurdles debut.

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2
863-564
iT
Red, white spots, red sleeves, white cap, black hoop (Denis Hickey)

Countess Cathleen 21 

b f Yeats - Afasheen (Presenting)

7 10-13 h
-
7 10-13 h
-

Modest hurdler. 25/1, very good fourth of 21 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 21 days ago.

Modest hurdler. 25/1, very good fourth of 21 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 21 days ago.

3
35700
iT
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, red star (Ms Margaret Mullins)

Filly Mullins 26 

b f Darsi - Tidal Princess (Good Thyne)

6 10-13
-
6 10-13
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, tenth of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 26 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 66/1, tenth of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 26 days ago.

4
70
iT
White & dark blue stripes, dark blue cap, white star (Patrick J F Doyle)

Mangan Julia 263 

b f Beneficial - Doyle's River (Over The River)

6 10-13
-
6 10-13
-

Twice-raced maiden. 25/1, tenth of 12 in bumper at Tramore (16f, good). Off 8 months. Makes hurdles debut.

Twice-raced maiden. 25/1, tenth of 12 in bumper at Tramore (16f, good). Off 8 months. Makes hurdles debut.

5
11-3
iT
Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, red cap (Ms Bridget Eileen O'Mahony)

Tell Me Annie 21 

ch f Shantou - Flagofconvienience (Old Vic)

9 10-13
-
9 10-13
-

Dual point winner. Promising sort. Third of 21 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy, 18/1) on NH debut 21 days ago. Should improve.

Dual point winner. Promising sort. Third of 21 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy, 18/1) on NH debut 21 days ago. Should improve.

6
00
iT
White, red star, halved sleeves, white cap (Mrs Breda Mulcahy)

Thatwasthen 26 

b f Mahler - Jacksister (Flemensfirth)

6 10-13
-
6 10-13
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, last of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, last of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago.

7
4248-94
iT
Black & light green quartered, light green sleeves, quartered cap (J Monaghan)

Trumps Ace 40 

bay f Flemensfirth - Executive Jet (Kahyasi)

6 10-13
-
6 10-13
-

Modest hurdler. 10/1, fourth of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 40 days ago.

Modest hurdler. 10/1, fourth of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 40 days ago.

8
97
iT
Purple, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, purple stars, purple cap (Jeremiah O'Connell)

Belle West 40 

b f Westerner - Fuel Queen (Flemensfirth)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Seventh of 15 in novice hurdle (50/1) at this course (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 40 days ago, considerately handled.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Seventh of 15 in novice hurdle (50/1) at this course (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 40 days ago, considerately handled.

9
07
iT
Sky blue, navy blue sleeves, sky blue cap (Philip G Purcell)

Granny Maura 55 

br f Scorpion - Corrieann (Anshan)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, seventh of 15 in novice hurdle at Limerick (18f, heavy) 55 days ago, not knocked about.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, seventh of 15 in novice hurdle at Limerick (18f, heavy) 55 days ago, not knocked about.

10
56-039
iT
Brown, red sash & cap (Exors of the late James P O'Keeffe)

Hiupinthesky 40 

g f Cloudings - Cockpit Rose (Be My Native)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Respectable ninth of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy, 22/1) 40 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Respectable ninth of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (16f, heavy, 22/1) 40 days ago.

11
iT
White, red sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap (James K Brennan)

Slieve Coillte 

b f Gold Well - Shamaiyla (Sendawar)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Gold Well mare. Dam, lightly raced on Flat (stayed 1¼), half-sister to fairly useful hurdler winners around 2m Shamayoun and Shamari.

Gold Well mare. Dam, lightly raced on Flat (stayed 1¼), half-sister to fairly useful hurdler winners around 2m Shamayoun and Shamari.

12
544P
iT
Dark blue, pink chevron, sleeves & cap (Kaniz Bloodstock Investments Limited)

Turanga Lilly 21 

b f Flemensfirth - Gilah (Saddlers' Hall)

5 10-12
-
5 10-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 25/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 21 days ago, badly hampered third. Yard in good form.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 25/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 21 days ago, badly hampered third. Yard in good form.

Verdict

Countess Cathleen turned in a career-best performance when fourth in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown last time out and should be thereabouts with a repeat performance, though of more interest is the third from that same contest, TELL ME ANNIE, who sets the form standard and was previously unbeaten in two outings between the flags. Bumper winner Decision Time scored on the Flat in October and is also worth a market check now back from an absence.

Verdict

TELL ME ANNIE is a relative late comer to racing under Rules. Yet, this dual point winner produced a promising first effort in this code when third at Punchestown 3 weeks ago, and she gets the narrow vote to make it second time lucky. Bumper/Flat winner Decision Time and Countess Cathleen are a couple of others to consider.

14:20 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Derrygrath Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 16 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
FF-280
iT
White, purple stars, royal blue sleeves & cap (Brian Leahy)

Ballikanan (FR)  50 

b g Ballingarry - Douceur Des Pres (Monjal)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Tenth of 15 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Tramore (16f, heavy) 50 days ago. Will have more chance in handicaps.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Tenth of 15 in novice hurdle (33/1) at Tramore (16f, heavy) 50 days ago. Will have more chance in handicaps.

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2
244-727
iT
Dark green, white hollow box, white seams on sleeves, white cap (Ms Michelle Doyle & Sean Barton)

Giant Spirit (USA)  16 

ch g Giant's Causeway - Saintlike (Saint Ballado)

6 11-12 p
121
6 11-12 p
121

Fair hurdler. Respectable seventh of 16 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (24f, soft, 16/1) 16 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Stable having good spell. Cheekpieces back on. Should go well.

Fair hurdler. Respectable seventh of 16 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (24f, soft, 16/1) 16 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Stable having good spell. Cheekpieces back on. Should go well.

3
336333
iT
Maroon & light blue stripes, maroon cap (Jonathan O'Grady)

Great Khan 40 

b g Kalanisi - Can't Stop (Lando)

7 11-12 t1
115
7 11-12 t1
115

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 9 hurdle runs. Creditable third of 13 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, heavy) 40 days ago, finishing tired. Tongue strap on 1st time. Won't be far away.

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 9 hurdle runs. Creditable third of 13 in novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, heavy) 40 days ago, finishing tired. Tongue strap on 1st time. Won't be far away.

4
6U0
iT
White, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap (Michael Rafter)

Kilcross Lad 10 

b g Millenary - Kerry Leitrim (Supreme Leader)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, last of 19 in novice hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy) 10 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, last of 19 in novice hurdle at Naas (16f, heavy) 10 days ago.

5
0668
iT
Red & black diamonds, red cap (Catriona O'Donovan)

Mohart 68 

b g Fruits Of Love - Oyster Pipit

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Again offered little when eighth of 10 in novice hurdle at Tramore (21f, heavy, 33/1) 68 days ago. Back down in trip.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Again offered little when eighth of 10 in novice hurdle at Tramore (21f, heavy, 33/1) 68 days ago. Back down in trip.

6
21-69
iT
Light blue & pink chevrons, light blue sleeves & cap (Mrs S J Brookhouse)

Pallaskenry 55 

b g Olden Times - My Lehcareve (Rashar)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Twice-raced maiden. 14/1, ninth of 16 in novice hurdle at Limerick (22f, heavy) 55 days ago. Down in trip.

Twice-raced maiden. 14/1, ninth of 16 in novice hurdle at Limerick (22f, heavy) 55 days ago. Down in trip.

7
PP
iT
Black, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap (Miss Rachel O'Neill)

Pedro 23 

g g Daylami - Trajectus (Homo Sapien)

6 11-12 t1
-
6 11-12 t1
-

€25,000 3-y-o, Daylami gelding. Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Sail By The Sea and modest 21f chase winner Martha's Benefit. Wears tongue strap. Pulled up both starts in points (latest Jan 28).

€25,000 3-y-o, Daylami gelding. Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Sail By The Sea and modest 21f chase winner Martha's Benefit. Wears tongue strap. Pulled up both starts in points (latest Jan 28).

8
50/48
iT
Black, pink epaulettes & sleeves, pink star on cap (William Cronin)

Southerner 89 

b g Westerner - Material Leader (Supreme Leader)

8 11-12 h1
-
8 11-12 h1
-

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, eighth of 9 in bumper at Thurles (16f, heavy) 89 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Hooded for 1st time.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, eighth of 9 in bumper at Thurles (16f, heavy) 89 days ago. Makes hurdles debut. Hooded for 1st time.

9
34826
iT
Dark blue, white seams, striped sleeves & cap (Mrs M V Magnier & J P Magnier & Mrs A M O'Brien & Mrs Paul Shanahan)

Border Control 12 

b g Mahler - Annas Rule

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Below form sixth of 14 in novice hurdle at Thurles (23.5f, heavy, 3/1) 12 days ago. Significantly back down in trip and can make presence felt.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Below form sixth of 14 in novice hurdle at Thurles (23.5f, heavy, 3/1) 12 days ago. Significantly back down in trip and can make presence felt.

10
88
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron, red sleeves, white cap, red stars (Don't Tell VI Syndicate)

Caveat Emptor 45 

b g Arcadio - Castle Supreme (Oscar)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. 4/1, eighth of 14 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 45 days ago. Looks one for later on.

Twice-raced maiden. 4/1, eighth of 14 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 45 days ago. Looks one for later on.

11
P00
iT
Red, white panel, white & red hooped sleeves, white cap (Eamonn Tarrant)

Doyen Bay 24 

b g Doyen - Send To War (Sendawar)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. 50/1, fifteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 24 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 50/1, fifteenth of 24 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 24 days ago.

12
P-PPF7
iT
Maroon, white seams, white armlet, white cap (Forever Never Syndicate)

Glenrua 12 

b g Stowaway - Ceol Rua (Bob Back)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, seventh of 17 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) on NH debut 12 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. 66/1, seventh of 17 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) on NH debut 12 days ago.

13
6U
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Monatomic 10 

b g Arcadio - Star Island

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Unseated rider in novice hurdle at Naas (19f, heavy, 8/1) 10 days ago. Still early days, he remains with potential.

Unseated rider in novice hurdle at Naas (19f, heavy, 8/1) 10 days ago. Still early days, he remains with potential.

14
80
iT
Purple, white cross sashes, hooped cap (Mrs W H Young)

Nonameyet 75 

b g Arcadio - Saltee Great (Fourstars Allstar)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, eleventh of 18 in novice hurdle at this course (16.3f, heavy) on hurdles bow 75 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. 100/1, eleventh of 18 in novice hurdle at this course (16.3f, heavy) on hurdles bow 75 days ago.

15
807F35
iT
Brown & white hoops, striped cap (Edward U Hales)

Rough Night 24 

b g Doyen - Sunny Bob (Bob Back)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Fair hurdler. 12/1, below form fifth of 24 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 24 days ago. Place claims, but handicaps likely to show him in a better light.

Fair hurdler. 12/1, below form fifth of 24 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 24 days ago. Place claims, but handicaps likely to show him in a better light.

16
iT
Light blue, brown diamond, brown cap, blue spots (Mrs Michael Hourigan)

The Nosey Man 

b g Atraf - Always True (Geiger Counter)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Atraf gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fair French hurdler/chaser Touch And Dream. Dam 1m winner.

Atraf gelding. Half-brother to 3 winners, including fair French hurdler/chaser Touch And Dream. Dam 1m winner.

Verdict

GIANT SPIRIT was comprehensively beaten by his stablemate Total Recall when last sighted but he's dropping back into maiden company, whereas the winner is being prepared for a tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. If he runs to his official rating in these calmer waters, Willie Mullins' charge should take plenty of beating. The consistent Great Khan may benefit from a first-time tongue-tie being fitted and has place claims, likewise Border Control, who makes some appeal on his Naas second in January.

Verdict

GIANT SPIRIT just about sets the standard on form and is selected to open his account. Border Control can make his presence felt dropping back in trip, while Monatomic remains with potential.

14:50 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Surehaul Mercedes-benz Novice Hurdle (grade 3) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €23,062 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

3m

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
131235
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Burren Life 31 

br g Pelder - Burren Valley (Phardante)

6 11-5
133
6 11-5
133

Good third of 5 in Guinness Novices' Hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy) in December. Below that form over shorter trip last time but better expected here.

Good third of 5 in Guinness Novices' Hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy) in December. Below that form over shorter trip last time but better expected here.

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2
431-114
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Monkshood 72 

br g Stowaway - Flirthing Around (Flemensfirth)

6 11-5
136
6 11-5
136

Below best last time but won both his starts prior to that (at up to 22.5f) and has to come into the reckoning here.

Below best last time but won both his starts prior to that (at up to 22.5f) and has to come into the reckoning here.

3
010-621
iT
Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star (Robcour)

Chris's Dream 81 

b g Mahler - Janebailey (Silver Patriarch)

6 11-2
128
6 11-2
128

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Won 12-runner novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy, 7/2) 81 days ago. Up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Eugene M. O'Sullivan. Likely to improve.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Won 12-runner novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy, 7/2) 81 days ago. Up in trip. First run for yard after leaving Eugene M. O'Sullivan. Likely to improve.

4
4421
iT
Dark blue (Mrs John Magnier)

Last Man Standing 12 

ch g Flemensfirth - Tricky Present (Presenting)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Career best when winning 14-runner novice hurdle at Thurles (23.5f, heavy, 2/1) 12 days ago, keeping on well. Should improve.

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Career best when winning 14-runner novice hurdle at Thurles (23.5f, heavy, 2/1) 12 days ago, keeping on well. Should improve.

5
4-1861
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

Moonshine Bay 40 

b g Milan - Chantoue Royale (Cadoudal)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Thrice-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 2/1, won 13-runner novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, heavy) 40 days ago, keeping on well. Up in trip. Open to progress.

Thrice-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 2/1, won 13-runner novice hurdle at this course (18.8f, heavy) 40 days ago, keeping on well. Up in trip. Open to progress.

6
049438
iT
Light blue & red quartered, blue sleeves, check cap (Mrs R H Lalor)

Carrigeen Acebo 21 

g f Indian River - Carrigeen Acer (Lord Americo)

10 10-9 p h
99
10 10-9 p h
99

Unreliable type. Below form eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy, 12/1) 21 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Unreliable type. Below form eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy, 12/1) 21 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Verdict

Monkshood should give it his best shot on the front end under Jack Kennedy but he found Grade 3 company too hot to handle at Cork last time, returning a beaten favourite, and needs to bounce back. His stablemate, Burren Life, was in front of him in second that day and commands respect, though it might be worth taking a chance on easy 2m3f Clonmel scorer MOONSHINE BAY, who is a 3m point winner and could relish the step back up to this trip this afternoon.

Verdict

BURREN LIFE wasn't at his best back in handicap company last time but sets the standard on his earlier third in a Limerick Grade 2 event and gets the vote here. Stable companion Monkshood may be the principal danger.

15:25 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Minorstown Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 17 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m 2f 145y

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
0556P9
iT
Emerald green & orange chevrons, emerald green sleeves, orange & emerald green quartered cap (Thomas A Keating)

Nicat's Benefit 24 

b f Beneficial - Nicat's Daughter (Oscar)

7 11-12 p
102
7 11-12 p
102

C&D winner. 33/1, ninth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, heavy) 24 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Back down in trip. Cheekpieces back on.

C&D winner. 33/1, ninth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, heavy) 24 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Back down in trip. Cheekpieces back on.

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2
258-730
iT
Red, dark blue sleeves, emerald green & red quartered cap (Michael G Mee)

Zipporah 21 

b f Millenary - O' Connell (Erins Isle)

11 11-5 t
95
11 11-5 t
95

Course winner. Last of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy, 20/1) 21 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

Course winner. Last of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy, 20/1) 21 days ago. Easy to look elsewhere.

3
090
iT
Red & white stripes, yellow & white striped sleeves, black cap (One In A Million Syndicate)

Dukes Avenue 26 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Dance Avenue (Sadler's Wells)

5 11-4
95
5 11-4
95

Thrice-raced maiden. Seventeenth of 20 in novice hurdle (100/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. Seventeenth of 20 in novice hurdle (100/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

4
25-5065
iT
Royal blue, yellow sleeves, check cap (Ronald O'Neill)

Lets High Five It 50 

bay g Stowaway - Little Nonnie (Beneficial)

11 11-3 h
93
11 11-3 h
93

One win from 23 NH runs. Bit below form fifth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy, 13/2) 50 days ago.

One win from 23 NH runs. Bit below form fifth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy, 13/2) 50 days ago.

5
936-605
iT
Yellow, royal blue stars on sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs M A Condon)

Winsor Vixen 82 

b f Kayf Tara - Samardana (Hernando)

7 11-2
92
7 11-2
92

Creditable fifth of 18 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Thurles (16f, soft) 82 days ago.

Creditable fifth of 18 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Thurles (16f, soft) 82 days ago.

6
768322
iT
Dark green, royal blue diamond, white cap (Donal Doyle)

Coole Craft 26 

b g Gulland - Miss Crafty (Warcraft)

9 11-1 b
91
9 11-1 b
91

One win from 24 NH runs. Creditable second of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 11/1) 26 days ago. Not taken lightly.

One win from 24 NH runs. Creditable second of 17 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 11/1) 26 days ago. Not taken lightly.

7
73-7245
iT
Red & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, check cap (John Kilbane)

Littlestickarubarb 262 

b f Westerner - Gaulstown Lady (Deploy)

6 11-0 h
90
6 11-0 h
90

Not disgraced in handicaps last spring for Matthew J. Smith. Interesting on return for new handler Adrian Maguire, particularly if the betting speaks in his favour.

Not disgraced in handicaps last spring for Matthew J. Smith. Interesting on return for new handler Adrian Maguire, particularly if the betting speaks in his favour.

8
514-90P
iT
Red, white stars, red sleeves, white stars on cap (Louis Daly)

Sunset Sadie 53 

b f Brian Boru - Miss Bacardy (Presenting)

7 10-13
89
7 10-13
89

14/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) 53 days ago, pulled up before 2 out.

14/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) 53 days ago, pulled up before 2 out.

9
002605
iT
Yellow, red spots, hooped cap (P P Farrell)

Trans Wood 21 

b f Trans Island - Literary (Woodman)

6 10-13
89
6 10-13
89

25/1, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 21 days ago.

25/1, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 21 days ago.

10
PPP1U3
iT
Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, emerald green cap, yellow stars (Mrs Mary T Kelly)

Rock On Barney 21 

b g Fracas - Monthly Sessions (Pistolet Bleu)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. One win from 24 NH runs. 4/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 21 days ago.

C&D winner. One win from 24 NH runs. 4/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 21 days ago.

11
546
iT
Red & emerald green diabolo, green sleeves, red cap (Henry Lappin)

Aldawayfornothing 13 

b g High Chaparral - Rock Queen (Rock Of Gibraltar)

4 10-10
100
4 10-10
100

Fair maiden on the Flat. Thrice-raced maiden. 6/1, sixth of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 13 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Thrice-raced maiden. 6/1, sixth of 10 in juvenile hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 13 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

12
90P5
iT
White, royal blue sash, royal blue star on cap (Sean Quirke)

Moll Dote 55 

b f Elusive Pimpernel - Anessia (Fantastic Light)

5 10-10 h
87
5 10-10 h
87

Lightly-raced maiden. 66/1, good fifth of 15 in novice hurdle at Limerick (18f, heavy) 55 days ago, faring best of those held up. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 66/1, good fifth of 15 in novice hurdle at Limerick (18f, heavy) 55 days ago, faring best of those held up. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

13
0F70P7
iT
Light blue, white chevron & sleeves, light blue cap (Colin Gray)

Not Touch (GB)  21 

ch g Dream Ahead - Umlilo (Mtoto)

Non Runner

Non Runner

33/1 and blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 21 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

33/1 and blinkered for 1st time, seventh of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 21 days ago. Looks competitive on form.

14
1F64P5/
iT
Grey and pink check, grey sleeves and cap (James Grace)

De Bennette 677 

b f Beneficial - Ros Nua (Roselier)

9 10-9
85
9 10-9
85

Lightly-raced maiden. Bit below form fifth of 12 in novice hurdle (7/1) at Limerick (19f, heavy). Makes handicap hurdle debut after 22 months off and likely best watched.

Lightly-raced maiden. Bit below form fifth of 12 in novice hurdle (7/1) at Limerick (19f, heavy). Makes handicap hurdle debut after 22 months off and likely best watched.

15
6-80
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

She's Made It 73 

b f Flemensfirth - Glorious Feeling (Old Vic)

5 10-8
85
5 10-8
85

Thrice-raced maiden. Nineteenth of 21 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, soft, 50/1) 73 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Market support worth noting.

Thrice-raced maiden. Nineteenth of 21 in novice hurdle at Navan (16f, soft, 50/1) 73 days ago. Makes handicap debut. Market support worth noting.

16
0089
iT
White, black stars, check cap (Conor Laurence Murphy)

Allez Amour 12 

b f Milan - Kazan Lady (Petardia)

6 10-7
83
6 10-7
83

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, bit below form ninth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (23.5f, heavy) 12 days ago. Down in trip. Has work to do.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, bit below form ninth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (23.5f, heavy) 12 days ago. Down in trip. Has work to do.

17
UP5395
iT
Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots (Mrs Alice Cummins)

Rock On Bach 68 (32F) 

b g Bach - Shuil Aoibhinn (Phardante)

9 10-7 t
83
9 10-7 t
83

Remains a maiden after 27 NH runs. 16/1, last of 13 in handicap at Dundalk (12f) 32 days ago, folding. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Below form on last hurdle run.

Remains a maiden after 27 NH runs. 16/1, last of 13 in handicap at Dundalk (12f) 32 days ago, folding. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Below form on last hurdle run.

18
06023R
iT
Yellow, black diamond, yellow cap, royal blue diamond (P McCarthy)

Glen's Dd 26 

b f Dubai Destination - Glen's Magic (Jurado)

6 10-5 h
81
6 10-5 h
81

Refused in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 10/1) 26 days ago, but had been placed on her 2 runs prior to that.

Refused in handicap hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 10/1) 26 days ago, but had been placed on her 2 runs prior to that.

19
8P0P54
iT
Royal blue & emerald green diamonds, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap (J J Leckey)

Flemish Maid 21 

b f Flemensfirth - Lucy May (Supreme Leader)

6 10-4
80
6 10-4
80

Cheekpieces on first time, fourth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 20/1) 21 days ago. RESERVE.

Cheekpieces on first time, fourth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 20/1) 21 days ago. RESERVE.

Verdict

COOLE CRAFT seemed to find 2m on the sharp side at Gowran last month and can be expected to improve for the return to this longer trip as he bids to overcome a 2lb rise. The main danger may be C&D winner Rock On Barney, who produced a creditable performance when third over 2m4f at Punchestown last time. Winsor Vixen offered more when fifth over 2m at Thurles last time out and is another to consider.

Verdict

COOLE CRAFT rather bumped into one when runner-up at Gowran last time and is taken to gain reward for his recent consistency. Littlestickarubarb is interesting on her first outing for Adrian Maguire having shown promise in similar events last spring, while Rock On Barney arrives in form and also merits respect.

15:55 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Microdogid Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €7,700 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 4f

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
8/0-07F4
iT
Pink & white stripes, red cap (Red Menace Syndicate)

Golan Lodge 26 

b g Golan - Fontaine Lodge (Lafontaine)

9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Modest chaser. Fourth of 12 in novice chase (33/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago. Back up in trip.

Modest chaser. Fourth of 12 in novice chase (33/1) at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago. Back up in trip.

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2
0-1F1F5
iT
White, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Ethna O'Toole)

Johnny Sue 51 

b g Alkaadhem - Fahan (Sri Pekan)

7 11-12 t
-
7 11-12 t
-

Lightly-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, bit below form fifth of 11 in handicap hurdle (3/1) at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 51 days ago. Makes chase debut. Up in trip.

Lightly-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time, bit below form fifth of 11 in handicap hurdle (3/1) at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 51 days ago. Makes chase debut. Up in trip.

3
0921-85
iT
Emerald green, red sleeves, check cap (Lyreen Syndicate)

Lyreen Lad 65 

b g Schiaparelli - Artless (Aptitude)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fairly useful hurdler. 33/1, fifth of 8 in minor event chase at Navan (20f, heavy) 65 days ago, considerately handled. Likely to improve.

Fairly useful hurdler. 33/1, fifth of 8 in minor event chase at Navan (20f, heavy) 65 days ago, considerately handled. Likely to improve.

4
3214-2P
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Monbeg Chit Chat (GB)  75 

b g Kayf Tara - Gaye Sophie (Environment Friend)

7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Course hurdle winner. Something amiss when pulled up in novice chase here (2m, heavy, 11/10) 75 days ago. Good second at Cork over this sort of trip prior to that. The one to beat on that form.

Course hurdle winner. Something amiss when pulled up in novice chase here (2m, heavy, 11/10) 75 days ago. Good second at Cork over this sort of trip prior to that. The one to beat on that form.

5
4-66923
iT
Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap (William Horgan)

Veneziano Springs (FR)  26 

b g Della Francesca - Cristal Springs (Loup Solitaire)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fair chaser. 25/1, creditable third of 12 in novice chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago. Back up in trip. Likely to figure again.

Fair chaser. 25/1, creditable third of 12 in novice chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) 26 days ago. Back up in trip. Likely to figure again.

6
11/89-59
iT
Royal blue, large orange spots, black sleeves, emerald green cap (Saints & Sinners Syndicate)

Winter Breeze 45 

b g Exit To Nowhere - Terracurra Beauty (Eurobus)

9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. 20/1, ninth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cork (20f, heavy) 45 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Fair hurdler. 20/1, ninth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Cork (20f, heavy) 45 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

7
3-10
iT
White, purple hoop, purple cap (Donal Sheahan & J J Gordon)

Doldido 89 

g g Oscar - Dromhale Lady (Roselier)

5 11-6
-
5 11-6
-

Thrice-raced winner over hurdles. Fair winner at 17f over hurdles. Tenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (20.1f, heavy, 15/2) 89 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Makes chase debut.

Thrice-raced winner over hurdles. Fair winner at 17f over hurdles. Tenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Thurles (20.1f, heavy, 15/2) 89 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Makes chase debut.

8
5-P700P
iT
Purple, grey cross sashes & sleeves, purple cap (Red Star Partnership)

Ballykea Star 114 

b f Soviet Star - Ballykea (Montelimar)

6 11-5
-
6 11-5
-

pulled up on point debut

pulled up on point debut

9
4-42904
iT
Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars (Mrs S Rowley-Williams & John Lenihan)

Fintara 103 

b f Kayf Tara - Fine Fortune (Bob Back)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Fair hurdler. Blinkered for 1st time, below form fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Thurles (20f, good to soft) 103 days ago, doing too much too soon. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. Blinkered for 1st time, below form fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle (12/1) at Thurles (20f, good to soft) 103 days ago, doing too much too soon. Makes chase debut.

10
2F5-13P
iT
Red & white stripes, white sleeves, check cap (Delton Syndicate)

Freeway Space 53 

b f Flemensfirth - Outlaw Princess (Beneficial)

8 11-5
-
8 11-5
-

Fair hurdler. Pulled up in novice chase (5/1) at Limerick (19.6f, heavy) 53 days ago, weakening from 4 out.

Fair hurdler. Pulled up in novice chase (5/1) at Limerick (19.6f, heavy) 53 days ago, weakening from 4 out.

11
243PP-P
iT
Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap (Mrs W Harney)

Robbina 30 

br f Robin Des Champs - Sorrentina (Muroto)

8 11-5
-
8 11-5
-

Modest hurdler. Pulled up in Gr 2 chase (66/1) at Thurles (20f, heavy) on debut over fences 30 days ago won by Dinaria Des Obeaux, losing touch before end of back straight.

Modest hurdler. Pulled up in Gr 2 chase (66/1) at Thurles (20f, heavy) on debut over fences 30 days ago won by Dinaria Des Obeaux, losing touch before end of back straight.

Verdict

FINTARA has been dropped 2lb since a disappointing run at Thurles in November. However, that was at a time the stable was out of form and it would be no surprise if she was able to produce a career-best performance now to get off the mark on her chase bow. Veneziano Springs has been on the scene the last twice over fences and the step up in trip is in his favour, while Monbeg Chit Chat remains with potential despite failing to sparkle so far.

Verdict

MONBEG CHIT CHAT clearly had something go amiss here lat time but has been given time to recover and will likely take a bit of stopping if he can bounce back to the level of his chase debut second at Cork in November. Veneziano Springs has been placed twice in similar events on his last 2 starts and looks sure to figure again, while Fintara is also respected for Jessie Harrington.

16:30 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Sporting Press Handicap Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €7,700 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 1f 187y

Heavy

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
4-03535
iT
Red, white chevron, white spots on cap (William P O'Neill)

Inch Rise 21 

br g Heron Island - Rosetown Girl (Roselier)

9 11-9 p
108
9 11-9 p
108

Fairly useful winner at 24f over hurdles. Below form fifth of 9 in handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy, 7/2) 21 days ago. Down in trip. Needs to bounce back.

Fairly useful winner at 24f over hurdles. Below form fifth of 9 in handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy, 7/2) 21 days ago. Down in trip. Needs to bounce back.

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2
P75-696
iT
Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap (Mrs W Harney)

Joxer 13 

b g Gold Well - Tender Return (Strong Gale)

11 11-7
106
11 11-7
106

Nineteen runs since last win in 2012. 7/1, last of 6 in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 13 days ago. No longer one to be interested in.

Nineteen runs since last win in 2012. 7/1, last of 6 in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) 13 days ago. No longer one to be interested in.

3
F63826
iT
Rose, turquoise 'v', quartered cap (Mrs S Burke)

Kiera Royale 56 

ch f Beneficial - Llancillo Lady (Be My Native)

7 11-5 t
104
7 11-5 t
104

Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. 7/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 56 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut.

Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. 7/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 56 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut.

4
384886
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap (S Gillen & Midlands Partnership)

Mindsmadeup 75 

b g Golden Tornado - Fourcees Lady (Luso)

7 11-3
102
7 11-3
102

Fair winner at 20f over hurdles. 40/1, sixth of 10 in novice chase at this course (16.2f, heavy) 75 days ago, finishing with running left. Makes handicap chase debut. Should progress.

Fair winner at 20f over hurdles. 40/1, sixth of 10 in novice chase at this course (16.2f, heavy) 75 days ago, finishing with running left. Makes handicap chase debut. Should progress.

5
4-P9473
iT
White, black stars, white sleeves & cap (T O Hogan)

All The Chimneys 24 

ch g Bach - Garrshella (Presenting)

9 11-0 b
99
9 11-0 b
99

Third of 9 in handicap chase (7/1) at Fairyhouse (17f, heavy) 24 days ago. Remains fairly treated.

Third of 9 in handicap chase (7/1) at Fairyhouse (17f, heavy) 24 days ago. Remains fairly treated.

6
8-31964
iT
Red, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap (Mrs Mary Tyner)

Spare Brakes 45 

b g Westerner - Ariesanne (Primo Dominie)

8 11-0 t
99
8 11-0 t
99

Winner in hurdle at Listowel in September. Below form fourth of 10 in novice chase at Cork (20f, heavy, 50/1) 45 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

Winner in hurdle at Listowel in September. Below form fourth of 10 in novice chase at Cork (20f, heavy, 50/1) 45 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

7
676367
iT
Black & yellow hoops, emerald green cap, black star (R Donohoe)

Mista Wabbit Man (GB)  26 

b g Needle Gun - Copperhurst (Royal Vulcan)

12 10-0
85
12 10-0
85

Remains a maiden after 25 NH runs. 100/1, seventh of 12 in novice chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) on debut over fences 26 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

Remains a maiden after 25 NH runs. 100/1, seventh of 12 in novice chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) on debut over fences 26 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

Verdict

The consistent SPARE BRAKES may be 12lb higher than his last winning hurdles mark for his opening handicap chase outing, but he has offered enough encouragement over fences so far to suggest he could be ready to strike over the larger obstacles here. All The Chimneys looks feasibly treated off the same mark he was third off last time, while Inch Rise was sent off a well-backed favourite last time and could be capable of making amends to supporters now.

Verdict

SPARE BRAKES appeals as the type to do better now switching to handicaps so he receives the vote. All The Chimneys is capable from this mark, while Mindsmadeup is another who could take a big jump forward now handicapping.

17:00 Clonmel (IRE) 20 Feb 2018

Ballydine Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m 7f

Heavy

Weather: View Course Guide

Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
4/012P-2
iT
Purple, yellow chevron, yellow cap (Luke McMahon)

Augustin (FR)  51 

g g Martaline - Lili Bleue (Epervier Bleu)

8 11-12
-
8 11-12
-

Promising type. Second of 5 in novice chase (15/8) at Punchestown (25.4f, heavy) on debut over fences 51 days ago. Stable having good spell. Will take some stopping.

Promising type. Second of 5 in novice chase (15/8) at Punchestown (25.4f, heavy) on debut over fences 51 days ago. Stable having good spell. Will take some stopping.

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5-43472
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Fire In His Eyes 30 

br g Stowaway - Carrigeen Kohleria (Luso)

7 11-12 t p
121
7 11-12 t p
121

Useful hurdler. Useful winner at 20f over hurdles. 9/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, very good second of 11 in handicap chase at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) 30 days ago. Trainer going well.

Useful hurdler. Useful winner at 20f over hurdles. 9/2 and cheekpieces on for 1st time, very good second of 11 in handicap chase at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) 30 days ago. Trainer going well.

3
08-0247
iT
Maroon, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd cap (J Halley)

Hanover Street 50 

ch g Galileo - Halfway To Heaven (Pivotal)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. 7/1, seventh of 10 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (21f, heavy) 50 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Fair hurdler. 7/1, seventh of 10 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (21f, heavy) 50 days ago. Makes chase debut.

4
0007-20
iT
Emerald green, white cross sashes, yellow sleeves, white cap, emerald green star (Mrs Grainne Colville)

Irish Mustard (GB)  31 

b g Kayf Tara - French Spice (Cadeaux Genereux)

8 11-12
-
8 11-12
-

Modest hurdler. Eleventh of 17 in handicap hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy, 8/1) 31 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Modest hurdler. Eleventh of 17 in handicap hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy, 8/1) 31 days ago. Makes chase debut.

5
34-2550
iT
White, red stars, white sleeves, check cap (Laurence Murphy)

So Influential 21 

b g Luso - How Influential (Persian Mews)

9 11-12 b1
-
9 11-12 b1
-

Fair hurdler. Tenth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy, 33/1) 21 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Blinkered for 1st time.

Fair hurdler. Tenth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy, 33/1) 21 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Blinkered for 1st time.

6
P2-30P
iT
White, red cross sashes & sleeves, white cap, red star (Kevin Neville)

Askcalie 72 

b f Ask - Lady Calie (Supreme Leader)

5 10-13
-
5 10-13
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, fourteenth of 18 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 72 days ago. Makes chase debut. Significantly back up in trip.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, fourteenth of 18 in novice hurdle at Cork (16f, heavy) 72 days ago. Makes chase debut. Significantly back up in trip.

Verdict

AUGUSTIN has finished second to the consistent novice Monbeg Notorious twice in his last three outings and a repeat of those efforts should be enough for Willie Mullins' chaser to get off the mark over the larger obstacles here. Fire In His Eyes has a lot more experience and could be capable of building on his second last time now up in trip, while Hanover Street may be capable of getting involved.

Verdict

AUGUSTIN matched his useful hurdles form at the first attempt over fences when runner-up at Punchestown on return and should take all the beating with improvement forthcoming. The only realistic threat is Fire In His Eyes, who ran his best race over fences when second at Thurles last month, form which has worked out well.