Tony Martin’s charge looked well handicapped in that two-miler but didn’t seem to get the trip and finished tenth of 17 behind Domination.
Prior to that, he bolted in over flights at Tipperary, revelling in the fast ground to beat Honourable Emperor by six and a half lengths.
Honourable Emperor went on to win easily at Kilbeggan, but appears to face an uphill task against the selection, even on 5lbs better terms.
At Wexford, Arthur Moore’s Drumlister, another who loves a fast surface, and is best going right-handed, can take the Carrickbyrne Handicap Chase.
He’s had only one recent outing, finishing second over hurdles behind John The Soldier at Tramore, and that should have left him spot-on for this test.
Paul Nolan’s Far Away So Close has between 6lbs and 26lbs in hand of his six rivals in the Hook Head Chase and would certainly qualify as the lazy man’s tip.
But he is vulnerable on fast ground and preference is for Norther Bay, 12lbs wrong, who loves to hear his hooves rattle.
Eoin Griffin’s ten-year-old was beaten into second by Johannisberger at Down Royal last month and dropping back three furlongs in trip now can only work in his favour.
The Info@wexfordraces.ie Mares’ Maiden Hurdle is best left to Jessica Harrington’s Cailin Annamh, who has losses to retrieve after failing to justify favouritism when beaten by Boss’s Star at Down Royal last time.