With Discretion was out of her depth in a Grade 1 at Punchestown in May having won her first two starts over hurdles. She now switches her attention and a mares’ allowance on her side in this, though doesn’t look the easiest of rides. TIDAL FLOW was only third when making his chasing bow at Ffos Las in October but has always looked a chasing type and the ground will suit. Khage has been a bit disappointing in his two runs to date over the larger obstacles while this looks a big ask for former pointer Jigcleaningus.
Jigcleaningus (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 3rd by 5th & 2nd 6out, cl 3rd aftr 3out, no ex bef last & 4th early flat, 4th of 12, 6l behind Thelongwayaround (12-2) at Kinsale 3m mdn gd in Jun.
Khage (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Led, mistake 8th, went right and hit next, headed 4 out, chased leaders, mistake and weakened next,, 5th of 8, 17l behind Fanion D'estruval (11-1) at Newbury 2m hcp (3) sft in Nov.
Tidal Flow 5-2fav (11-3) Always prominent, went 2nd briefly 2 out, soon ridden, one pace, 3rd of 7, 6 3/4l behind Poker Play (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m 5f (3) sft in Oct.
With Discretion (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up in 4th, niggled along at 3rd, off leaders in moderate 4th next, slight mistake 7th, continued trailing in 4th, 4th of 5, dist behind Benie Des Dieux (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f (1) Good - Yielding in May.