Bishopscourt Cup Tips & Betting Preview

With Treo Eile winning the La Touche to beat Cantlow by a neck, ENNISKILLEN‘s winner in the Sean Breen Memorial has just taken a huge boost with that rival finishing second to him in that race. He finished second to Shin A Vee in this race last year and the fact he has had only two days rest is no problem as he proved last season when competing in the same two Festival races. His victory over Treo Eile in the Sean Breen Memorial was quite comfortable as he was always holding that rival and if in the same form again with conditions all but the same, he should be tough to beat and can make it two from two at Punchestown this week.

Winner of the race twelve months ago, Shin A Vee hasn’t been seen since but that form holds up very well after it received a boost yesterday. Powering easily clear of Enniskillen in the race last year in fine style, that rival won the Sean Breen Memorial Chase on the first day of the Festival in a game performance, travelling well throughout before always holding the rival up the home run. The year long break is of no concern as he won on his penultimate start over shorter here after a year break back in 2015 and then returned from nearly a year off to win the race last season, the only real niggle is his age, now aged fourteeb. This may be a tough ask this time around but he’s impossible to discount with conditions to suit, watch the market closely as it may reveal clues with this one.

Although we have little to go off form wise, Das Mooser should be capable of getting into contention for Mark Fahey after showing promise in two point to points last season. Disputing the lead and still going well enough, he fell on point to point debut at Stradbally in May 2016 and he build on that to win a point at Ballingarry with ease in June. He hasn’t been seen since which is of some concern, but he has conditions to suit and Richard Deegan taking off a useful 7lb. He’s not one to rule out though market vibes will be crucial on rules debut for him.

This is a very tough race to piece apart after the front two as there isn’t much rules form to go off, though pointing wise Pass The Ball should be able to get competitive for Niall Madden after two good runs the last twice. He was narrowly denied at Castletown-Geoghegan on April 2nd before going one better to win easily at Bellurgan Park a week later, going clear by the tune of 25 lengths. Conditions today are similar and this 90 rated hurdler has place claims at the very least in a weak looking contest with Neil Bashford taking off 7lb from his back.

Only beaten around three lengths behind Enniskillen on their point to point run at Punchestown in February, Buzzkillbob looks sure to make a race of things under Barry O’Neill for Sean Byrne. That run behind Enniskillen obviously brings him straight into play with that rival winning here two days ago, with his latest second at Courtown three weeks ago also some good form as he tried to make most before not being able to match the eventual winner, well clear of the third. He has the fitness edge on Enniskillen and with conditions to suit and the experienced Barry O’Neill taking the ride, he should go close and is respected.

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