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Monday 19th August

Today we head to Roscommon where we have 3 runners.

MAKER OF KINGS runs in the opener, the Irish Stallion Farm EBF Maiden. He made a pleasing start to racing by coming 3rd at Down Royal, where the winner of that race has gone on to win again. Billy Lee takes the ride.

In the third race, the Murray Ambulance Maiden, IS FANTASTIC has a spin. She was in tough company last time at the Galway Festival. This race seems a bit more open and hopefully she can show a bit of improvement. Declan McDonogh will take the ride.

Another small break till POUR SIOUX runs in the Londis Roscommon Maiden. She hasn’t turned up on any of her outings so far and will probably be better suited to handicapping once she gets a mark. Declan McDonogh takes the ride.

We wish all our horses and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.

By |2019-08-19T10:19:21+01:00August 19th, 2019|

Sunday 18th August

It’s a slight busier day today as we send 5 to Tramore and 1 to Deauville.

Starting with Tramore, EMPIRE BURLEQUE runs in the Comeragh Veterinary Maiden Hurdle. He was 4th last time out around Downpatrick and will have Jack Kennedy in the saddle.

MOOLTAZEM runs in the Tramore Amusement & Leisure Park Maiden Hurdle. He has been improving with every run so far and we hope that trend can continue. His regular dancing partner, Keith Donoghue, takes the ride.

Our next horse is DARLING MISS who runs in the Europcar Mares Beginners Chase. She has made a very good start to chasing and has been placed on each of her runs. We hope she can go one better here and Jack Kennedy rides.

A consistent horse of the moment, FROM EDEN runs in the McCarthys Irish Bar Handicap Steeple Chase. Again, another one to hit the crossbar a lot of late we hope he too can get his head in front. Jack will ride.

Finally for Tramore, VEDA’S STAR runs in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF INH Flat Race. She was 3rd on her P2P debut and tries her hand under rules. The maestro Jamie Codd will be doing the steering.

Finally our international raider and bad boy of racing Pallasator runs in the Prix Kergorlay at Deauville. He came back from Royal Ascot in good form and ran a huge race to finish 2nd. He has run in this race previously so he knows the track well. Jamie Spencer will take the ride.

 

We wish the very best of luck to all our horses and riders and for a safe return.

 

By |2019-08-17T09:04:57+01:00August 18th, 2019|

Saturday 17th August

Today we only have three runners spread across Tramore and Perth.

To our only runner at Tramore, FLAT TO THE MAX has found himself lacking company in the 4 runner Assembly Techniques Handicap. He carries 9st12 but has 5lbs claimer Shane Crosse on board. Hopefully he has found himself a soft enough race to come away with decent prize.

Over to Perth, where an early morning inspection will be held due to heavy rain. HOLY MOTIVATION is the first of two runners owned by Pioneer Racing. she runs in the Andy Stratton Memorial Handicap Hurdle. She took well to Perth last time out coming home second. Richard Johnson will once again take the ride.

Our final runner of the day is DREAM PIONEER in the Christmas Party at Perth Racecourse Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race. She was 6th on debut and will probably come on for that experience. Richard Johnson rides and we hope it can be a good race.

By |2019-08-17T08:58:11+01:00August 17th, 2019|

Friday 16th August

It’s a wet and windy start to the weekend and we send 4 runners down to Tramore.

In the first race, the EY Steeple Chase, we have 2 runners. The first of which is last time out winner WESTLAND ROW. He is enjoying a purple patch as he could potentially get a 3 timer here. However, it could turn out to be a very hot race indeed. Denis O’Regan will ride. Leading the betting is BARRA, who was home and hosed before falling in the Midlands National two starts ago. She didn’t turn up at Galway last time out but we hope she can show something like her Kilbeggan form. Jack Kennedy is in the saddle.

It’s a break of two races to the 4th, the Assembly Techniques Handicap Hurdle where we have one runner: MONITION. He is still a maiden over hurdles after 15 starts but he has showed sparks of ability. Hopefully, today is one of those days that he decides to shine. Jack Kennedy is booked to ride.

Our final runner of the evening is BOLD GESTURE in the Definite Ruby Maiden Hurdle. He probably needed the run last time, so fitness shouldn’t be an issue here. we’re hoping he can run a good race and get his head into the frame. Jack Kennedy is booked to ride.

We wish all our horses and riders the very best of luck and for a safe return.

 

By |2019-08-16T09:46:58+01:00August 16th, 2019|

Thursday 15th August

It’s been a quiet few days racing as the winter horses come back from their holidays but we have a pair of runners today down at Tramore.

PISTOL SHOOT runs in the first race, the Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Beginners Steeple Chase. He made a good debut for the yard having made the switch back to rules. He was a distant 4th, however the field was very strung out that day. This will also be the returning ride for Jack Kennedy.

Our other runner is AMOR VERDADERO in the Christy O’Connor Memorial Rated Novices Hurdle. This looks a hot race with a small field. The 2m at Sligo was a bit sharp for her last time and she has been upped in trip to rectify that. Jack Kennedy will be riding this one also.

We wish all our runners and rider the very best of luck and a safe trip down to Tramore.

 

By |2019-08-15T09:03:17+01:00August 15th, 2019|

Monday 12th August

It was nice to get some winners over the weekend and a few placings. Today we send 5 to Ballinrobe.

The first runner is GLOBAL FREEDOM in the J.J. Burke 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle over 2m. He came third on his debut for the yard and over jumps last time out. That will be a massive help to his confidence and along with Denis O’Regan in the driving seat, we hope he can go a bit better.

Our next runner isn’t until the 4th race, the Burleigh Accountancy Handicap Hurdle over 2m. Here we have two horses entered. AUTHORIZO came 6th yesterday in Downpatrick and we’re hoping he can bounce back and run a good race. Rachael Blackmore rides. SMILING ELIZA is our second horse in the race. She was a faller last time out and a winner just before that. Shes very tough but she has gone up in the weights since wining last time. Denis O’Regan rides.

In the next race, the RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle, Tapenade is our only runner. He hasn’t been running badly of late and Kevin Brogan who claims 7lbs will be on board.

EMPIRE BURLEQUE runs in the next, the Broderick’s Electrical Handicap Hurdle. He needed the run last time and hopefully that should bring about some improvement in him. Rachael Blackmore will be on board.

Best of luck to all our runners and riders today and we wish them all a safe trip around.

By |2019-08-12T12:41:58+01:00August 12th, 2019|

Sunday 11th August

Today we have 9 runners across two racecourses, Downpatrick and Tipperary.

Firstly to Downpatrick where KASHMIR WILDE runs in the Molson Coors Mares Maiden Hurdle. She placed on a few occasions in bumpers and came 3rd in her maiden hurdle last time out. Hopefully a bit of improvement can come of her but she is probably one that’ll get her head in front in handicap company. Denis O’Regan rides.

We have 3 runners in the Molson Coors Rated Hurdle. ROAD TO DUBAI is our first runner of the trio, he wasn’t beaten a million miles last time out and hopefully he can do the same here again. Keith Donoghue takes the ride. KURAKA makes his first appearance on a racecourse since November. He will probably come on for the run here, Denis O’Regan rides. Finally AUTHORIZO rounds off the trio. He hasn’t been the most progressive since his last win, but at the bottom of the weights we hope he can make a splash. Rachael Blackmore takes the ride.

SASSY YET CLASSY runs in the Balloohire.com Mares Handicap Hurdle. She sits at the top of the weights so we have put 5lbs claimer Fergus Gregory on board. She is joined by BALLYDUNBLAZE who fell last time out at Galway. Denis O’Regan rides and hopefully they can get around safely.

In the next race THREE IS COMPANY runs over 2m5f. He has been upped in trip and hopefully the ease in the ground is an added extra. Keith Donoghue takes the ride.

Finally for Downpatrick is SOLDIERS HILL, who ran a mighty race to finish 3rd in a bumper at Galway. He’s looking to go a few better in what looks a more open race. Jamie Codd is back on board.

Our final runner of the day is our solitary runner down in Tipperary: WALKABOUT, who runs in the Racing Again 29th August Ladies Handicap. He has been very consistent of late and the going should suit. The very capable Lisa O’Neill will be doing the driving.

By |2019-08-11T10:46:48+01:00August 11th, 2019|

Saturday 10th August

Today we head across to Kilbeggan with 7 runners on what might turn out to be a very wet and windy day.

Our first runner is MOOLTAZEM who is making his 2nd start for the yard. He runs in the BetVictor Bet 5 Get 40 Offer Maiden Hurdle.  He was a pleasing 6th on debut for us so hopefully he can build on that. Keith Donoghue takes the ride.

In the second race, the Joe Cooney Memorial Hurdle we have two runners. The first of which is TOMBSTONE, who found things difficult in the Galway Hurdle. He is top weight here and has 5lbs claimer Fergus Gregory on board. Our second runner is WESTLAND ROW, who has a particular affinity with this track. Denis O’Regan gets the ride and we hope he can finish in the frame.

Skipping a few races, we move on to the Kieran Kelly Memorial Beginners Steeple Chase. Again, we are represented by two runners. The first is MAKE MAY HEART FLY, who gained a bit more black type at the Galway Festival last time out. She has a bit of class and we would be hoping for a good run. Keith Donoghue rides. Our second horse is PISTOL SHOOT, who will be making his debut for the yard. He was a good point to point horse over in the UK. Hopefully this has left his some what unexposed. Denis O’Regan takes the ride.

The next race is the @KilbegganRaces On Instagram Handicap Steeple Chase, where MRS LOVETT is our only runner. She has been mixing it up in some tough races of recent and hopefully she finds herself at the business end of things today. Keith Donoghue rides.

Our final runner of the evening is RIAN THOMAS who runs in the Lengthen Odds BetVictor INH Flat Race. He was a very promising 2nd last time out and this course could suit. Jamie Codd is in the driving seat.

 

We wish all our horses and riders the best of luck and for a safe return.

 

 

By |2019-08-10T12:08:26+01:00August 10th, 2019|
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