Umneyaat is still relatively inexperienced, having only been out once, but that debut came with a brilliant 3rd at Gowran Park earlier this month. The stable’s record speaks for itself, and she’ll be fancied to make a good showing of herself today. She’ll be with a stronger clip today.
Mostaqqer had a dissappointing debut, finishing 17th of 18 at Curragh last summer. Since then he’s shown plenty of promise, however, and ran at Roscommon last month. On that occasion he finished 2nd of 9, and travelled like a nice prospect. He’ll hopefully like the yielding going.
Celestial Object, the Leopardstown maiden winner from last year, has coped well with the faster terrain this year so far. He didn’t have any luck on his seasonal debut, but looked strong at Killarney earlier this month, with a 2nd place from 12.
Having put in a great run at Navan last year, winning a maiden on fast ground, Layfette goes into today’s race as our favourite. He put in a solid showing behind Fame And Acclaim at York last time out, and was just touched off in the Foran Equine final on heavy ground. Should like the conditions today.
Tauran Shaman is a dual winner, including the C&D last year. He didn’t hit the ground running this term, and had a slightly disappointing 7th of 17 in his seasonal debut at Curragh. Had a much more promising showing at Cork earlier this month, and came 3rd of 16.
Clifftop, 4yo, may not have had the best of runs last time out at Killarney, finishing 5th, but the position doesn’t tell the whole story. He missed the break, but stayed on well to be nearest at the finish and still pushed the leaders. A wide draw won’t make life easy for him, but a few of his other rivals will have the same issues.
Dancing Doll’s last run came at Ballinrobe eight days ago, finishing 5th of 14. She was upset in the stalls on that occasion, and recovered well to push the leaders. If she can get out from the stalls well today, she’ll have a great chance of giving a better account of herself.
Turnpike Trip ran well here last year, finishing 2nd in a Listed novice hurdle. Today’s trip will suit much better, however. Had back-to-back wins at Listowel and Tipperary late last year, before rounding off the year with a 4th at Fairyhouse. He’s had some nice prep for today, and will be fancied to do well.