If Fassbender got in, it would definitely add to the contest. In the absence of that, Marmolata is obviously one to give a market check to, but the strongest form in the contest belongs to WESTERN RUN and he can end a frustrating sequence here.
Not an easy race to be dogmatic about, as all three reserves are entitled to plenty of respect and if any of them get in it would change the complexion of it.
In the absence of that happening, the consistent DEAUVILLE SOCIETY can gain an overdue success if she can confirm course and distance running earlier in the month with Gone Racing.
Last year’s winner Greenandwhitearmy might not be far away.
A beaten favourite the last twice, KENDANCER has struggled a little bit with his jumping, but over this longer test he could well get his act together and his flat form suggests he will need the extra yardage to produce his best.
Fellow four-year-old Papal Lodge bumped into a smart one when a remote second at Tipperary and rates a big danger. Meanwhile Knot On Time could be the pick of the remainder, although the newcomer Call The Tune is also interesting.
A very competitive heat and plenty of these have course form, throw two of the reserves into the mix as well and it will be very hard won.
Of the declared ones, there should not be a lot to choose again between It Takes Time and Golden Nomad from their clash here earlier this month, but the one to beat is likely to be YA BOY YA.
He is very effective here and at similar tracks, as he showed when a decisive winner of a 2m 4f Tramore maiden hurdle last time.
Unusually weak in the market when fading out of contention after a mistake four out at Wexford, BRAID BLUE should be way more alert now and while the ground will likely be softer than ideal, his hurdle form alone marks him down as a massive player here.
Somptueux comes here in fine form over hurdles and the former point runner-up rates an obvious danger to our selection. Dollar Value could be the pick of the remainder.
Rocky Court gave the impression at Roscommon that he could well be on his way back to form, but a safer option appears to be BRIDGE NATIVE (NAP).
It was far from a strong contest she won at Tramore in July, but she was brave en route to glory and a good third over hurdles in the interim also augurs well. Mircale In Medinah is also worth a second look.
It was a Gordon Elliott-trained favourite that accounted for WALKING FAME when the latter hit the crossbar at Bellewstown, so it will for sure be ominous if the market is strong for I A Connect here.
However, our selection looks well capable of bagging one of these, despite a slightly disappointing effort in the interim at Ballinrobe.
Bubbles In May could well topple the pair of them all the same and is greatly feared.
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