12:30 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Jim Murphy Contract Fence Builder Irish EBF Beginners Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €9,239 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 2f

Heavy

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Weighed In - Result Stands
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
11P5-43
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Fire In His Eyes 17 

br g Stowaway - Carrigeen Kohleria (Luso)

6 11-12 t
-
6 11-12 t
-

Promising individual. Useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Third of 13 in novice chase at this C&D (soft, 12/1) 17 days ago, outpaced. Open to improvement in this sphere.

Promising individual. Useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Third of 13 in novice chase at this C&D (soft, 12/1) 17 days ago, outpaced. Open to improvement in this sphere.

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2
18/0000
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, hooped cap (John Brassil)

Jamesmicheal 38 

b g Blueprint - Lily Langtry (Duky)

9 11-12
-
9 11-12
-

Fourteenth of 16 in novice chase at this C&D (good to soft, 66/1) on debut over fences 38 days ago.

Fourteenth of 16 in novice chase at this C&D (good to soft, 66/1) on debut over fences 38 days ago.

3
745-88
iT
Maroon & white stripes, pink cap (Dominic J Jones)

Kopookris 29 

b g Kris Kin - Kopoosha (Montelimar)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 10 in novice chase at Punchestown (20f, soft, 66/1) 29 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 10 in novice chase at Punchestown (20f, soft, 66/1) 29 days ago.

4
51/14-
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

Koshari (FR)  400 

br g Walk In The Park - Honor May (Balleroy)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Useful 16f winner over hurdles. 10¼ lengths last of 4 to Missy Tata in Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas (16f, good to soft, 13/8), going in snatches. Off 13 months. Makes chase debut.

Useful 16f winner over hurdles. 10¼ lengths last of 4 to Missy Tata in Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas (16f, good to soft, 13/8), going in snatches. Off 13 months. Makes chase debut.

5
00-P900
iT
Emerald green, yellow epaulettes, emerald green cap, yellow star (P G Coffey)

Lough Derg Lyric 119 

b g Court Cave - Fairy Swing (Supreme Leader)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Poor hurdler. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good to soft, 25/1) 119 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Poor hurdler. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at Tramore (16f, good to soft, 25/1) 119 days ago. Makes chase debut.

6
090-P00
iT
Purple, light blue epaulettes, white sleeves, white cap, purple star (Aidan Fogarty)

Tobar Geal 17 

ch g Beneficial - All French (Lepanto)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Poor hurdler. 100/1, eleventh of 13 in novice chase at this C&D (soft) on debut over fences 17 days ago.

Poor hurdler. 100/1, eleventh of 13 in novice chase at this C&D (soft) on debut over fences 17 days ago.

7
394-669
iT
Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap (William Horgan)

Veneziano Springs (FR)  17 

b g Della Francesca - Cristal Springs (Loup Solitaire)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. Ninth of 13 in novice chase at this C&D (soft, 66/1) on debut over fences 17 days ago.

Fair hurdler. Ninth of 13 in novice chase at this C&D (soft, 66/1) on debut over fences 17 days ago.

8
53615-5
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Wishmoor 70 

br g Winged Love - Presentingatdawn (Presenting)

7 11-12 t v1
-
7 11-12 t v1
-

Fairly useful hurdler. Fifth of 8 in novice chase (3/1) at Limerick (22f, soft) on debut over fences 70 days ago. Visored for 1st time and likely to improve.

Fairly useful hurdler. Fifth of 8 in novice chase (3/1) at Limerick (22f, soft) on debut over fences 70 days ago. Visored for 1st time and likely to improve.

9
0FP-807
iT
White & emerald green hoops, orange cap, emerald green star (Heard It All Before Syndicate)

Caoimhe Diva 17 

b f Beneficial - Royalette (King's Theatre)

6 11-5 h1
-
6 11-5 h1
-

Poor hurdler. Respectable seventh of 12 in novice hurdle (25/1) at this course (16f, soft) 17 days ago. Makes chase debut and hooded for 1st time.

Poor hurdler. Respectable seventh of 12 in novice hurdle (25/1) at this course (16f, soft) 17 days ago. Makes chase debut and hooded for 1st time.

Verdict

Willie Mullins and the Riccis teamed up to win this race last year with Royal Caviar and they appear to have another outstanding chance with KOSHARI this time around. The unexposed five-year-old has been off the track since being struck into at Naas in November 2016, but he possesses lots of ability and has the size and scope to make up into a smashing chaser. Fire In His Eyes finished third behind Jett, subsequently placed in Grade 3 company, over this C&D latest and can go one better, while first-time visored Wishmoor holds each-way claims.

Verdict

While his wellbeing has to be taken on trust following a 13-month layoff, KOSHARI could turn out to be a cut above these rivals assuming he takes to the larger obstacles. Confidence levels will naturally heighten if the market vibes are positive. Fire In His Eyes and Wishmoor are both open to improvement in this sphere and can do battle for minor honours.

13:00 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €11,396 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 4f 88y

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
90-3074
iT
Purple & yellow chevrons, purple sleeves, hooped cap (T A Austin)

Emcon 15 

b f Vinnie Roe - So Supreme (Supreme Leader)

8 11-9
121
8 11-9
121

Fourth of 7 in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (20f, soft, 16/1) 15 days ago. Sizeable step forward needed.

Fourth of 7 in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (20f, soft, 16/1) 15 days ago. Sizeable step forward needed.

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2
533-34P
iT
Maroon, pink sleeves, white cap (John Patrick Ryan)

Georges Conn 7 

b g Whitmore's Conn - Georges Girl (Montelimar)

9 11-8
120
9 11-8
120

One win from 28 NH runs. Twenty three runs since last win in 2015. Pulled up in handicap chase (10/1) at Punchestown (25.7f, heavy) 7 days ago. Down in trip and others more persuasive.

One win from 28 NH runs. Twenty three runs since last win in 2015. Pulled up in handicap chase (10/1) at Punchestown (25.7f, heavy) 7 days ago. Down in trip and others more persuasive.

3
560-532
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Fitzhenry 18 

b g Flemensfirth - She Took A Tree (Sri Pekan)

5 11-4
116
5 11-4
116

9/4, very good second of 17 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago, just failing. Has to be taken seriously.

9/4, very good second of 17 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago, just failing. Has to be taken seriously.

4
75-14PF
iT
White & orange diamonds, white sleeves, emerald green & orange quartered cap (Miss Louise Austin)

Routes Choice 18 

b f King's Theatre - Safe Route (Farma Way)

6 11-4
116
6 11-4
116

Latest win in chase at Sligo in September. 9/1, fell in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago, looking sure to be placed. Enters calculations.

Latest win in chase at Sligo in September. 9/1, fell in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago, looking sure to be placed. Enters calculations.

5
9PS544-
iT
Emerald green, orange sash & sleeves, white cap, orange star (Simon Gegg)

Toubaloo 260 

b g Shantou - Stone Baloo (Rising)

9 11-4
116
9 11-4
116

20/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22.3f, heavy). Off 8 months and switches from hurdles to chase.

20/1 and tongue strap on for 1st time cheekpieces on for 1st time, creditable fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22.3f, heavy). Off 8 months and switches from hurdles to chase.

6
3/1R5-2F
iT
Purple & white diamonds, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Bernadette Colleary)

Flemenstorm 18 

ch g Flemensfirth - Ardlea Dawn (Glacial Storm)

9 10-11 t h
109
9 10-11 t h
109

9/1, fell in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago. Solid each-way claims.

9/1, fell in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago. Solid each-way claims.

7
86P-F7F
iT
Purple, yellow stars, purple sleeves, white cap (P Mulvihill)

Oscar Lantern 48 

b g Milan - Handy Cash (Flemensfirth)

8 10-10
108
8 10-10
108

Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. Fell in handicap chase (9/2) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 48 days ago, too far out to suggest outcome. Uphill task.

Fifteen runs since last win in 2016. Fell in handicap chase (9/2) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 48 days ago, too far out to suggest outcome. Uphill task.

8
3881FP
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, check cap (Mrs Imelda O'Riordan)

Bitview Colin 10 

ch g Whitmore's Conn - Madame Stella (Snurge)

6 10-7 t b
105
6 10-7 t b
105

Latest win in hurdle at Hexham in October. 7/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Clonmel (20.5f, heavy) 10 days ago, beaten some way out.

Latest win in hurdle at Hexham in October. 7/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Clonmel (20.5f, heavy) 10 days ago, beaten some way out.

Verdict

The form of FITZHENRY's narrow Punchestown defeat looks rock solid with the winner subsequently touched off and third bolting up by nine lengths. He has gone up 7lb in the ratings as a result, but has Donal McInerney claim 4lb and looks sure to go close. Flemenstorm hit the crossbar at Roscommon before falling at Punchestown and can figure providing his confidence hasn't been knocked, while the returning Toubaloo might be worth a second look in the betting market.

Verdict

FITZHENRY surely would've prevailed but for a mistake at the final fence at Punchestown recently, and a 7 lb rise may not be enough to prevent this unexposed 5-y-o from going one better here. Routes Choice and Flemenstorm both failed to complete in the aforementioned rate, exiting at the last and 3 out respectively. Granted a clear round, the latter could be the one to follow the selection home.

13:35 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Molony Cup Handicap Chase (0-109) (5YO plus)

Winner €8,007 - 18 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

3m 121y

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
200-7F3
iT
Emerald green, purple star, diabolo on sleeves, purple star on cap (Coolglen Syndicate)

Mill Quest 24 

br f Milan - Solar Quest (King's Ride)

7 11-12
109
7 11-12
109

Fair winner at 20f over hurdles. 33/1, creditable third of 13 in novice chase at this course (18f, heavy) 24 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap chase debut and likely to improve.

Fair winner at 20f over hurdles. 33/1, creditable third of 13 in novice chase at this course (18f, heavy) 24 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap chase debut and likely to improve.

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2
PP3400
iT
White, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap (Aengus King)

Capture The Drama 16 

br g Dushyantor - Dottie's Double (Noalto)

9 11-11
108
9 11-11
108

Twelve runs since last win. 16/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy) 16 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase and given a chance by the handicapper.

Twelve runs since last win. 16/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy) 16 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase and given a chance by the handicapper.

3
222P-77
iT
Red, emerald green cross of lorraine, red sleeves, emerald green seams, white cap (T Treacy & Sean O'Connell)

Cappacurry Zak 24 

ch g Arakan - Girl From De North (Flemensfirth)

8 11-9 p1
106
8 11-9 p1
106

33/1, below form seventh of 16 in handicap hurdle at this course (20.1f, heavy) 24 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Up in trip and cheekpieces on 1st time. Enters calculations.

33/1, below form seventh of 16 in handicap hurdle at this course (20.1f, heavy) 24 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Up in trip and cheekpieces on 1st time. Enters calculations.

4
5733/3-0
iT
Emerald green, orange sleeves, red cap, orange star (Saffron & Green Syndicate)

Take The Cash 24 

b g Cloudings - Taking My Time (High Roller)

8 11-7
104
8 11-7
104

20/1, first run since leaving Donald McCain when fourteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at this course (20.1f, heavy) 24 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Up in trip and can make presence felt.

20/1, first run since leaving Donald McCain when fourteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle at this course (20.1f, heavy) 24 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Up in trip and can make presence felt.

5
732528
iT
Purple, mauve hoop on body & slvs, purple cap (C A Smart)

Red River Gold 18 

ch g Croco Rouge - Adeline's Pearl (Phardante)

9 11-6 t p1
103
9 11-6 t p1
103

Below form eighth of 17 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft, 10/1) 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Below form eighth of 17 in handicap chase at Punchestown (22.6f, soft, 10/1) 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

6
61F-P90
iT
Brown, pink sleeves, white cap, brown spots (Kieran Ryan)

Suas Sios 18 

b g Kalanisi - Screentime (Leading Counsel)

7 11-6 t p1
103
7 11-6 t p1
103

Twelfth of 17 in handicap chase (25/1) at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Twelfth of 17 in handicap chase (25/1) at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

7
351F24/
iT
White, maroon star & sleeves, maroon cap, white star (John M Higgins)

Milanesque 629 

b g Milan - Longueville Quest (Witness Box)

8 11-5 t
102
8 11-5 t
102

Course winner. Winner in chase here in January 2016. 3/1, creditable fourth of 10 in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (22.4f, soft). Off 20 months but not taken lightly.

Course winner. Winner in chase here in January 2016. 3/1, creditable fourth of 10 in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (22.4f, soft). Off 20 months but not taken lightly.

8
P12-312
iT
Red, white sash, white armlet, striped cap (Tfc Syndicate)

Dinnie's Vinnie 32 

b g Vinnie Roe - Edermine Berry (Durgam)

9 11-3 p
100
9 11-3 p
100

Untrustworthy individual. Very good head second of 16 to Erkindale Lady in handicap chase (5/1) at Fairyhouse (23.5f, soft) 32 days ago. Ought to be thereabouts once again.

Untrustworthy individual. Very good head second of 16 to Erkindale Lady in handicap chase (5/1) at Fairyhouse (23.5f, soft) 32 days ago. Ought to be thereabouts once again.

9
46-2530
iT
Maroon, yellow sash, black cap, yellow diamond (Mrs Geraldine Murphy)

Leader's Choice 24 

b f Presenting - Leader's Hall (Saddlers' Hall)

7 11-3
100
7 11-3
100

25/1, tenth of 13 in novice chase at this course (18f, heavy) 24 days ago. Significantly up in trip on handicap chase debut and needs a couple of these to falter.

25/1, tenth of 13 in novice chase at this course (18f, heavy) 24 days ago. Significantly up in trip on handicap chase debut and needs a couple of these to falter.

10
0P/P879
iT
Red, emerald green stars, emerald green seams on sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars (James O'Callaghan)

Bridies Boy 17 

b g Humbel - Colbawn Girl (Luso)

9 11-0 p
97
9 11-0 p
97

Ninth of 10 in handicap chase at this course (18f, soft, 16/1) 17 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Ninth of 10 in handicap chase at this course (18f, soft, 16/1) 17 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

11
648095
iT
Dark green & beige chevrons, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star (Edmond Kent)

Star Counsel 10 

br f Overbury - Star Club (Bluebird)

9 10-12 b
95
9 10-12 b
95

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Respectable fifth of 9 in handicap chase at Clonmel (20.5f, heavy, 12/1) 10 days ago.

Eleven runs since last win in 2016. Respectable fifth of 9 in handicap chase at Clonmel (20.5f, heavy, 12/1) 10 days ago.

12
8566-80
iT
Maroon, maroon & yellow striped sleeves, yellow star on cap (Deirdre Hassett)

Do Be Doin' 24 

b g Dr Massini - Connellscross Lady (Sexton Blake)

9 10-11 t p
94
9 10-11 t p
94

Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at this course (20.1f, heavy) 24 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back up in trip and tongue strap refitted.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2015. Thirteenth of 16 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at this course (20.1f, heavy) 24 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back up in trip and tongue strap refitted.

13
749910
iT
Maroon, black chevron, halved sleeves, maroon cap (Ms M M Gannon)

Erkindale Lady 17 

b f Scorpion - Erkindale Miss (Supreme Leader)

8 10-9 p
92
8 10-9 p
92

Winner in chase at Fairyhouse in November. 10/1, bit below form eleventh of 18 in handicap hurdle at this course (22.3f, soft) 17 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase and others more persuasive.

Winner in chase at Fairyhouse in November. 10/1, bit below form eleventh of 18 in handicap hurdle at this course (22.3f, soft) 17 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase and others more persuasive.

14
2530-36
iT
Yellow & emerald green hoops, white sleeves, emerald green cap (Ballymartle Syndicate)

Simple Steps 36 

g f Tikkanen - Burma (Sri Pekan)

7 10-7
90
7 10-7
90

Bit below form sixth of 13 in handicap chase at Naas (20f, heavy, 5/1) 36 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Back up in trip.

Bit below form sixth of 13 in handicap chase at Naas (20f, heavy, 5/1) 36 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Back up in trip.

15
17-700U
iT
Purple, light green spots, purple sleeves, quartered cap (Sean McNamara)

Time And Times 28 

b g Yeats - Shuil Bob (Bob Back)

5 10-7
90
5 10-7
90

Modest winner at 20f over hurdles. 28/1, unseated rider in novice chase at Cork (21f, heavy) 28 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

Modest winner at 20f over hurdles. 28/1, unseated rider in novice chase at Cork (21f, heavy) 28 days ago. Makes handicap chase debut.

16
U798-16
iT
Maroon, pink seams, check cap (Mrs Lorraine Rooney)

Witness Of Fashion 32 

b g Witness Box - Native Fashion (Be My Native)

11 10-6 p
89
11 10-6 p
89

Latest win in chase at Fairyhouse in November. 13/2, below form 36¾ lengths sixth of 16 to Erkindale Lady in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (23.5f, soft) 32 days ago.

Latest win in chase at Fairyhouse in November. 13/2, below form 36¾ lengths sixth of 16 to Erkindale Lady in handicap chase at Fairyhouse (23.5f, soft) 32 days ago.

17
94P0-86
iT
White & orange diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond (W J Austin)

Highest Benefit 18 

b g Beneficial - Deep Gold (Accordion)

8 10-4 p1
87
8 10-4 p1
87

Sixth of 17 in handicap chase (25/1) at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Sixth of 17 in handicap chase (25/1) at Punchestown (22.6f, soft) 18 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

18
422-758
iT
Royal blue, white panel, purple cap (Mrs L Skelly)

Gibbstown 65 

b f Bob Back - Kitty Maher (Posen)

11 9-12
81
11 9-12
81

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 16/1, 26¾ lengths eighth of 12 to Dinnie's Vinnie in handicap chase at Downpatrick (23.5f, good to soft) 65 days ago.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 16/1, 26¾ lengths eighth of 12 to Dinnie's Vinnie in handicap chase at Downpatrick (23.5f, good to soft) 65 days ago.

19
P-P6809
iT
Red, yellow panel & cap (G T Lynch)

Paudi The Punter 40 

br g Classic Cliche - La Golondrina (Carroll House)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Non Runner (Reserve)

Two wins from 60 NH runs. Forty one runs since last win in 2013. 36 lengths ninth of 11 to Witness of Fashion in handicap chase (66/1) at Fairyhouse (21f, soft) 40 days ago. RESERVE.

Two wins from 60 NH runs. Forty one runs since last win in 2013. 36 lengths ninth of 11 to Witness of Fashion in handicap chase (66/1) at Fairyhouse (21f, soft) 40 days ago. RESERVE.

Verdict

DINNIE'S VINNIE has been in cracking form and, despite a further 4lb rise in the ratings, the past C&D scorer should prove difficult to beat. Mill Quest's third behind Billy's Hope and Asthuria in a beginners' chase here was a fair effort and she must enter calculations on her handicap debut, while Red River Gold tries first-time cheekpieces with Danny Mullins aboard for the first time. A runner-up finish at Naas two starts ago shows that he is more than capable when on song.

Verdict

If fit enough to do himself justice following a lengthy absence, MILANESQUE could be the answer. He opened his chase account over this C&D in January 2016, conditions are in his favour and he resumes on a workable mark. Dinnie's Vinnie was just edged out by Erkindale Lady at Fairyhouse and is taken to reverse placings with that rival and emerge as the main danger. Mill Quest is also of interest.

14:10 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Boreen Belle Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €19,987 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

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
445121
iT
Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap (Sean Reilly)

Dawn Shadow 17 

b f King's Theatre - Corskeagh Shadow (Beneficial)

5 11-1
-
5 11-1
-

Promising type. 6/1, career best when winning 6-runner minor event hurdle at this C&D (soft) 17 days ago by 4½ lengths from Lesley Dawn, driven out. Has good chance on form.

Promising type. 6/1, career best when winning 6-runner minor event hurdle at this C&D (soft) 17 days ago by 4½ lengths from Lesley Dawn, driven out. Has good chance on form.

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432-128
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Creation (FR)  21 

che f Vendangeur - Oasaka (Robin Des Champs)

5 10-11
-
5 10-11
-

Fairly useful hurdler. Tailed-off last of 8 to Samcro in Monksfield Novices' Hurdle (25/1) at Navan (20f, heavy) 21 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Fairly useful hurdler. Tailed-off last of 8 to Samcro in Monksfield Novices' Hurdle (25/1) at Navan (20f, heavy) 21 days ago. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

3
524172
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Dawn In The Park (FR)  154 

b f Walk In The Park - Sainte Parfaite (Septieme Ciel)

5 10-11
109
5 10-11
109

Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Clonmel in June. 6/1, good second of 5 in novice hurdle at Sligo (16.4f, good) 154 days ago. Looks up against it here.

Fair hurdler. Winner in hurdle at Clonmel in June. 6/1, good second of 5 in novice hurdle at Sligo (16.4f, good) 154 days ago. Looks up against it here.

4
20-0543
iT
Black & red diabolo, red stars on sleeves, red star on cap (Ms Elaine Burke)

Killahara Castle 17 

b f Vertical Speed - Tyone Legend (Germany)

6 10-11
87
6 10-11
87

Modest hurdler. Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. Creditable third of 18 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (soft, 10/1) 17 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

Modest hurdler. Remains a maiden after 20 NH runs. Creditable third of 18 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (soft, 10/1) 17 days ago. Plenty to find on form.

5
7-132
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

Lesley Dawn 17 

b f Flemensfirth - Glen Empress (Lancastrian)

4 10-8
-
4 10-8
-

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 9/2, creditable 4½ lengths second of 6 to Dawn Shadow in minor event hurdle at this C&D (soft) 17 days ago. Should improve.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 9/2, creditable 4½ lengths second of 6 to Dawn Shadow in minor event hurdle at this C&D (soft) 17 days ago. Should improve.

6
2-111
iT
White, emerald green sash & sleeves, orange cap, white star (Three Mile House Partnership)

True Self 38 

b f Oscar - Good Thought (Mukaddamah)

4 10-8
-
4 10-8
-

Promising individual. 2/5, career best when winning 15-runner novice hurdle at this course (16.1f, good to soft) on hurdles bow 38 days ago, forging clear. May well do better.

Promising individual. 2/5, career best when winning 15-runner novice hurdle at this course (16.1f, good to soft) on hurdles bow 38 days ago, forging clear. May well do better.

Verdict

Danny Mullins takes the reins aboard TRUE SELF, who arrives here in search of a four-timer under Rules having scored with ease on her hurdles bow last time. She is unbeaten since switching to Willie Mullins and is sure to embellish her record here. Gigginstown saddle two, Creation and Dawn In The Park, with the latter of those the most interesting in the care of Joseph O'Brien, while course and distance winner Dawn Shadow may be the best alternative having beaten Lesley Dawn by four-and-a-half lengths here last time.

Verdict

A winner of 2 of her 3 starts in bumpers, TRUE SELF made the perfect start over hurdles when landing a maiden here last month and, with the distinct possibility of better to come from this 4-y-o, she looks the one to be on. Dawn Shadow proved 4½ lengths too strong for Lesley Dawn over C&D 17 days ago and she is feared most, despite conceding weight all round.

14:40 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Richard Brennan Fencing Services Handicap Hurdle (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €11,396 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m

Heavy

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
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611245/
iT
Royal blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap (Glebeland Farm Partnership)

Mallowney 766 

br g Oscar - Silkaway (Buckskin)

11 11-12
132
11 11-12
132

Well-beaten last of 5 to Road To Riches in Clonmel Oil Chase at Clonmel (20f, heavy, 12/1). Off over 2 years. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Well-beaten last of 5 to Road To Riches in Clonmel Oil Chase at Clonmel (20f, heavy, 12/1). Off over 2 years. Switches from chase to hurdles.

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P46F-04
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Dark blue, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond (Mrs P Sloan)

Realt Mor 31 

b g Beneficial - Suez Canal (Exit To Nowhere)

12 11-10
130
12 11-10
130

Course winner. Well-beaten fourth of 6 to Alpha Des Obeaux in Clonmel Oil Chase (80/1) at Clonmel (20.6f, heavy) 31 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Back down in trip and not taken lightly.

Course winner. Well-beaten fourth of 6 to Alpha Des Obeaux in Clonmel Oil Chase (80/1) at Clonmel (20.6f, heavy) 31 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Back down in trip and not taken lightly.

3
338675
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Maroon, pink sleeves, white cap (John Patrick Ryan)

Draycott Place 16 

b g Oscar - Power Again (Dashing Blade)

8 11-0 t
120
8 11-0 t
120

Twenty one runs since last win in 2016. 6/1, fifth of 8 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 16 days ago. Enters calculations.

Twenty one runs since last win in 2016. 6/1, fifth of 8 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 16 days ago. Enters calculations.

4
313735
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White, red stars, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, red stars (Old Fools Partnership)

Carrigmoorna Matt 8 

b g Westerner - Carrigmorna Flyer (Bob Back)

6 10-13
119
6 10-13
119

Fifth of 7 in novice chase (25/1) at Navan (20f, soft) 8 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles and others are more persuasive.

Fifth of 7 in novice chase (25/1) at Navan (20f, soft) 8 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles and others are more persuasive.

5
223311
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Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

High School Days (USA)  48 

che f Elusive Quality - Baroness Richter (Montjeu)

4 10-13
122
4 10-13
122

9/2, career best when winning 9-runner minor event hurdle at Wexford (16f, soft) 48 days ago. This is more demanding.

9/2, career best when winning 9-runner minor event hurdle at Wexford (16f, soft) 48 days ago. This is more demanding.

6
32206-8
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White & royal blue check, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, pink stars (Fibbage Syndicate)

Pairofbrowneyes 21 

b g Luso - Frankly Native (Be My Native)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Eleven runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22.6f, heavy) 21 days ago. Back down in trip and cheekpieces back on.

Eleven runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, bit below form eighth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22.6f, heavy) 21 days ago. Back down in trip and cheekpieces back on.

7
55-P559
iT
White & royal blue stripes, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap, white star (Deise Country Store Limited)

Brave Out 21 

b g Beneficial - Onewayoranother (Pistolet Bleu)

6 10-9
115
6 10-9
115

Ninth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22.6f, heavy, 13/2) 21 days ago. Down in trip and needs a couple of these to falter.

Ninth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Navan (22.6f, heavy, 13/2) 21 days ago. Down in trip and needs a couple of these to falter.

8
F/9FF0-P
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Red & white hoops, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white star (Miss Jeannie Marie Cook)

Kick On Boss 216 

b g Rudimentary - Cherry Tops (Top Of The World)

11 10-3 t1
109
11 10-3 t1
109

40/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Killarney (26f, soft), tailed off when pulled up before 4 out. Off 7 months. Switches from chase to hurdles and tongue strap on for 1st time.

40/1, pulled up in handicap chase at Killarney (26f, soft), tailed off when pulled up before 4 out. Off 7 months. Switches from chase to hurdles and tongue strap on for 1st time.

9
4P7-P77
iT
Emerald green, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap (Michael J McDonagh)

Mister Hotelier 16 

b g Beneficial - Accordian Lady (Accordion)

10 10-0
106
10 10-0
106

Twenty one runs since last win in 2014. Seventh of 8 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy, 14/1) 16 days ago. Vulnerable from a win point of view.

Twenty one runs since last win in 2014. Seventh of 8 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy, 14/1) 16 days ago. Vulnerable from a win point of view.

10
53F576
iT
White, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap (Kevin McConnell)

Storm Rising 38 

b g Canford Cliffs - Before The Storm (Sadler's Wells)

4 10-0
109
4 10-0
109

Creditable sixth of 18 in handicap hurdle (11/1) at this course (16.1f, good to soft) 38 days ago. Place possibilities.

Creditable sixth of 18 in handicap hurdle (11/1) at this course (16.1f, good to soft) 38 days ago. Place possibilities.

11
F24102
iT
White, mauve star, mauve stars on sleeves, mauve star on cap (Mrs Julia Foran)

Tintown Robin 10 

b g Robin Des Pres - Tintown Lady (Muroto)

6 9-10
102 2
6 9-10
102 2

Latest win in hurdle at Clonmel in November. Good second of 14 in handicap hurdle (9/1) at Clonmel (16.3f, heavy) 10 days ago. Has good chance on form.

Latest win in hurdle at Clonmel in November. Good second of 14 in handicap hurdle (9/1) at Clonmel (16.3f, heavy) 10 days ago. Has good chance on form.

12
1F32F3
iT
Dark blue, pink hoop, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap (Ms Amanda Finn)

Dorkas (GB)  48 

b f Doyen - Jawwala (Green Dancer)

8 9-10 t
102 3
8 9-10 t
102 3

6/1, respectable third of 17 in handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, soft) 48 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Back down in trip on handicap hurdle debut and improvement needed.

6/1, respectable third of 17 in handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, soft) 48 days ago. Switches from chase to hurdles. Back down in trip on handicap hurdle debut and improvement needed.

Verdict

A claimer is reached for aboard Tintown Robin, who is an standing dish in these type of contests and is likely to be on the premises once again. However, he may have to settle for a minor role once again with the hat-trick seeking HIGH SCHOOL DAYS appearing difficult to beat, having impressed in novice company at Wexford last time out. Pairofbrowneyes ran with credit last season over fences and is considered if returning to form from a 19lb lower hurdles mark, while Realt Mor could be able to roll back the years for Gordon Elliott.

Verdict

TINTOWN ROBIN finished clear of the rest when runner-up at Clonmel the other day and, though 4 lb higher now, he could be the answer. The hat-trick seeking High School Days is bound to be popular, but she needs to raise her game again in order to defy this mark. Conversely, Pairofbrowneyes and Draycott Place are both nicely treated at present and may emerge as the main dangers.

15:10 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Horse & Jockey Hotel Rated Novice Hurdle (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €10,164 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 7f 36y

Heavy

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
62P-511
iT
Pink, pink & light green striped sleeves, striped cap (Mrs Z Wentworth)

Call It Magic 48 

ch g Indian River - Luas Luso (Luso)

7 11-10 b
123
7 11-10 b
123

Useful chaser. 2 wins from 3 runs this season. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap chase (2/1) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 48 days ago, keeping on well. Switches from chase to hurdles.

Useful chaser. 2 wins from 3 runs this season. Career best when winning 8-runner handicap chase (2/1) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 48 days ago, keeping on well. Switches from chase to hurdles.

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6/1-3240
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Laverteen (FR)  14 

b g Laveron - Manson Teene (Mansonnien)

6 11-7
120
6 11-7
120

Fair hurdler. 20/1, respectable thirteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Fair hurdler. 20/1, respectable thirteenth of 20 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

3
51
iT
Yellow, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star (Barry Connell)

Dom Dolo (FR)  28 

b g Special Kaldoun - Toscane Des Fleurs

4 11-4
121
4 11-4
121

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 16/1, won 9-runner novice hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft) 28 days ago. Should improve and he's one to consider.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 16/1, won 9-runner novice hurdle at Punchestown (22f, soft) 28 days ago. Should improve and he's one to consider.

4
1-15772
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Red, dark green hoop, white cap (Mrs Brenda Byrne)

Ben Brody 16 

b g Beneficial - Thethirstyscholars (Be My Native)

7 11-3
116
7 11-3
116

Latest win at Punchestown in May. Very good second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy, 14/1) 16 days ago, clear of rest. Needs considering.

Latest win at Punchestown in May. Very good second of 13 in handicap hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy, 14/1) 16 days ago, clear of rest. Needs considering.

5
2-4
iT
Emerald green, red hoop, white & red hooped sleeves, white cap, black diamonds (Healymacs Pubs Syndicate)

Chatham Street Lad 45 

br g Beneficial - Hearts Delight (Broken Hearted)

5 11-0
-
5 11-0
-

Twice-raced maiden. Fourth of 15 in novice hurdle (5/1) at Clonmel (16.6f, soft) 45 days ago, not knocked about. Significantly up in trip and he's open to progress.

Twice-raced maiden. Fourth of 15 in novice hurdle (5/1) at Clonmel (16.6f, soft) 45 days ago, not knocked about. Significantly up in trip and he's open to progress.

6
422663
iT
Maroon, dark blue & maroon striped sleeves, dark blue cap, maroon star (Bitview Partnership)

Cluan Dara 16 

b g Scorpion - Long Walk Home (Presenting)

5 11-0
107
5 11-0
107

Fair hurdler. 10/1, creditable third of 10 in minor event hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 16 days ago, unsuited by emphasis on speed. Significantly up in trip.

Fair hurdler. 10/1, creditable third of 10 in minor event hurdle at Limerick (16f, heavy) 16 days ago, unsuited by emphasis on speed. Significantly up in trip.

7
731320
iT
Yellow, royal blue sash, check cap (John W Nicholson)

Turasoir 24 

b f Fast Company - Trendy Celt (Celtic Swing)

4 10-10
100
4 10-10
100

Fair hurdler. Course winner. Winner in hurdle here in October. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at this course (20.1f, heavy, 9/2) 24 days ago. Uphill task.

Fair hurdler. Course winner. Winner in hurdle here in October. Twelfth of 16 in handicap hurdle at this course (20.1f, heavy, 9/2) 24 days ago. Uphill task.

Verdict

Call It Magic is a talented chaser with an official rating of 140, but he was disappointing when last seen over hurdles. With that in mind, the preference is for LAVERTEEN, who faced a tough task in a valuable handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse earlier in the month. On his penultimate outing the six-year-old finished fourth in a very strong maiden hurdle at Naas won by Next Destination. Dom Dolo is another to make the shortlist.

Verdict

DOM DOLO left his debut effort well behind when landing a 22f maiden hurdle at Punchestown last month. He brings potential to the table, particularly now faced with an even stiffer test, and gets the nod ahead of Ben Brody, who lost little caste in defeat when runner-up at Limerick. Call It Magic merits respect in his bid to complete the hat-trick and Chatham Street Lad is open to improvement.

15:45 Thurles (IRE) 17 Dec 2017

Ryan Tarmacadam (Pro/Am) Flat Race (Class 1) (4YO to 7YO)

Winner €6,468 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

2m

Heavy

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
iT
Black & white check, white sleeves, red armlet, red cap, black star (Whats Trumps Again Syndicate)

Darcis Boy 

b g Darsi - Cold Christmas (Phardante)

5 12-0
-
5 12-0
-

Darsi gelding. Dam 2m hurdle winner. Entitled to come on for the run.

Darsi gelding. Dam 2m hurdle winner. Entitled to come on for the run.

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PP-
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Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Citing 246 

b g Shantou - Candy Girl (Un Desperado)

4 11-11 h1
-
4 11-11 h1
-

€82,000 3-y-o, Shantou gelding. Dam (c138/h127) 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner. Wears hood. Failed to complete both starts between the flags.

€82,000 3-y-o, Shantou gelding. Dam (c138/h127) 2m-3m hurdle/chase winner. Wears hood. Failed to complete both starts between the flags.

3
0
iT
Dark blue, orange panel, striped sleeves, dark blue cap (J D Birkmyre & B P Roberts)

Dent De Lion (FR)  59 

b g Voix Du Nord - Attualita (Master Thatch)

4 11-11
-
4 11-11
-

Once-raced maiden. Eleventh of 12 in bumper at Punchestown (16f, good to soft, 40/1) on NH debut 59 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. Eleventh of 12 in bumper at Punchestown (16f, good to soft, 40/1) on NH debut 59 days ago.

4
iT
Royal blue, red star, red sleeves, royal blue stars, white & yellow quartered cap (S R Murphy)

In With Conor 

ch g Iffraaj - Albahja (Sinndar)

4 11-11
-
4 11-11
-

Iffraaj gelding. Brother to a winner and half-brother to 3 winners on Flat, including 7f winner Jaaryah. Dam smart 1½m winner. May be best watched on debut.

Iffraaj gelding. Brother to a winner and half-brother to 3 winners on Flat, including 7f winner Jaaryah. Dam smart 1½m winner. May be best watched on debut.

5
iT
Light blue, maroon inverted triangle, maroon armlet, light blue cap, maroon diamonds (Fiasco Syndicate)

Jack Fiasco (GB)  

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Damascena (Acatenango)

4 11-11
-
4 11-11
-

Black Sam Bellamy gelding. Half-brother to 2 winners on Flat, including Czech Republic 1m-1¼m winner Dang Gia. Dam German 11f winner. One to note in the betting.

Black Sam Bellamy gelding. Half-brother to 2 winners on Flat, including Czech Republic 1m-1¼m winner Dang Gia. Dam German 11f winner. One to note in the betting.

6
65-63
iT
Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap (T B Conroy)

Ozzie's Way 38 

b g Oscar - Stashedaway (Treasure Hunter)

4 11-11
-
4 11-11
-

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, third of 10 in bumper at this course (16.1f, good to soft) on NH debut 38 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. 50/1, third of 10 in bumper at this course (16.1f, good to soft) on NH debut 38 days ago.

7
2
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Rhinestone 29 

b g Montjeu - Apticanti (Aptitude)

4 11-11 t
-
4 11-11 t
-

Promising type. Tongue strap on, second of 3 in bumper at Punchestown (16f, soft, 4/6) on NH debut 29 days ago, running on. Obvious claims.

Promising type. Tongue strap on, second of 3 in bumper at Punchestown (16f, soft, 4/6) on NH debut 29 days ago, running on. Obvious claims.

8
08
iT
Emerald green, royal blue inverted triangle, royal blue sleeves, emerald green chevrons, white & emerald green hooped cap (Laois Limerick Syndicate)

Ronald Pump (GB)  60 

ch g Schiaparelli - Fruit Yoghurt (Hernando)

4 11-11
-
4 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, eighth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, soft) 60 days ago. Makes bumpers debut.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, eighth of 22 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, soft) 60 days ago. Makes bumpers debut.

9
4185-46
iT
Dark blue, emerald green star, light blue sleeves & cap (Tadhg Moynihan)

Flirting Lesa 31 

b f Flemensfirth - Laughing Lesa (Bob Back)

6 11-7
-
6 11-7
-

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, sixth of 7 in bumper at Clonmel (16.5f, heavy) 31 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1, sixth of 7 in bumper at Clonmel (16.5f, heavy) 31 days ago.

10
iT
Red, red & white check sleeves, red cap (Patrick Joubert)

Sancta Simona (FR)  

b f Saddex - Desimona (Monsun)

4 11-4
-
4 11-4
-

Saddex filly. Half-sister to 2 winners on Flat, including smart German 9f winner Destor. Dam German 7f/1m winner. Confidence behind her in the betting would look significant.

Saddex filly. Half-sister to 2 winners on Flat, including smart German 9f winner Destor. Dam German 7f/1m winner. Confidence behind her in the betting would look significant.

Verdict

SANCTA SIMONA is closely related to plenty of winners on the Flat in Germany and all newcomers from this yard have to be given the utmost respect. That said, Rhinestone could be the one to beat following his second-placed finish to an above-average rival on debut last month and that experience helps his chances today. Jack Fiasco is another debutant who warrants a market inspection this afternoon.

Verdict

RHINESTONE failed to land the odds on debut at Punchestown, but it was nevertheless a promising start to his career and the winner has boosted the form by scoring over hurdles recently. With improvement on the cards, he is taken to go one better this time. Sancta Simona is a likely-looking newcomer and is clear next best ahead of Jack Fiasco, who is also appealing on paper.