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Saturday 5th of December

It’s shaped up to be a very busy weekend for us as we look to send a big team to Navan.

For the opener we have two runners in what looks like a hot 4yo maiden hurdle. FIELDS OF DREAMS will be making his first start for us and over hurdles. He was a nice sort for Roger Charlton and looked like this trip should be no issue for him, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride. MAGIC TRICKS never really got going the last day but we’re hoping to put a line through that and Mark Walsh has been booked to ride.

For Division I of the Hotel Park St Johann Tirol Maiden Hurdle we have GRANGECLARE NATIVE who was unlucky to be beaten by just a head the last day. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

For Division II we have CLONDAW SECRET is an expensive point to point winner who is debuting here under rules. He’s a nice horse and we look forward to seeing him run well here, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

Our yard sponsor has very kindly sponsored the feature race of the card here today, the eCOMM Merchant Solutions Handicap Hurdle which is a Grade B over 3m. CRACKING SMART takes the lead role as the head of the weights and will be ridden by 7lbs claimer Jack Wildman. THE BOSSES OSCAR was a winner the last day and wasn’t punished too harshly for that by barely moving in the weights, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. Finally rounding off the trio is SHATTERED LOVE who switches back to hurdles to take advantage of her hurdle mark after a good run over fences in Clonmel, Gavin Brouder has been booked to ride and claims 7lbs.

For the beginners chase we have two runners, CONFLATED ran a nice race the last day when he was 2nd behind Asterion Forlonge in a similar event, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. FEROCIOUS had a nice round of jumping the last day and can hopefully do the same again, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.

It’s a very small field for the Grade 3 Klairon Davies Novices Chase over 2m1f. ANDY DUFRESNE takes on only two other rivals here in what looks a great opportunity, Mark Walsh has been booked to ride.

For the second Grade B on the card we have another two runners, ELWOOD and GUN DIGGER. Elwood was down the field the last day put it puts him in good stead here with Jack Kennedy in the saddle. Gun Digger has the benefit of a 7lbs claimer in the form of Gavin Brouder.

Finally to round it off we have BALLYCAIRN in the bumper. This horse was a faller on his only point to point start and makes his rules debut here. He’s a nice horse who we’re looking forward to watching, Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.

By |2020-12-04T14:48:08+00:00December 5th, 2020|

Thursday 3rd December

It looks like we’ll only have the one runner at Clonmel today as there has been a change in going, thus meaning Dakota Moirette is now a non-runner.

DALLAS DES PICTON is our flag bearer for the day instead now as he goes in the 6 runner Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan (Peugeot) Hurdle over 3m. He makes the switch back to hurdling today but will face some strong competitors in the process. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. 

By |2020-12-03T11:23:22+00:00December 3rd, 2020|

Tuesday 1st of December

The count downs to Christmas can finally begin as we break into the last month of the year!

It looks like we will have only one runner today in Limerick as On Guard pulled out lame this morning so won’t be making the trip.

Our other runner, LONGACRE SQUARE however is in fine spirits ahead of his run in the LimerickRaces.ie Rated Novice Hurdle over 2m4f. This horse is improving all the time for connections and one we’d really love to see in the winners enclosure. He might be giving away a bit much weight to some rivals but we’re hopeful he can continue to improve, Bryan Cooper has been booked to ride. 

By |2020-12-01T11:17:07+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Sunday 29th of November

It couldn’t get much busier then today as we head to Fairyhouse again with 23 potential runners for a big day of Graded races.

We start as we mean to continue with two runners in the opener a Mares handicap over 2m4f. The ever honest MAKE MY HEART FLY looks to build on some good recent form, her usual partner of Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride. ROBIN DEUZ POIS ran well in Down Royal back in August to finish 4th and comes here fresh, she will be ridden by Gavin Brouder claiming 7lbs.

The first of the Graded races comes next, the Grade 3 Juvenile Hurdle, where we have two. GLORIOUS ZOFF was unfortunate not to win the last day as he kicked for home too soon, this will be a big step up but one he should be capable of. ZANAHIYR looks another exciting prospect coming from a strong Aga Khan family and proving to be a bit special on his hurdling debut, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

The first of the Grade 1’s comes next as we have three for the Royal Bond, a race we won last year with Envoi Allen. BALLYADAM looks to keep up the good fortune of connections as he takes a big step up from his impressive Down Royal win and will have Jack Kennedy in the saddle. THE VERY MAN looks to put his unseating behind him as he is a very talented horse with plenty of gears, Robbie Power is over for the ride. ONE DOWN has been improving quietly and has form with N’golo in Graded company, it wouldn’t be surprising if he ran a big race here, Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.

It’s a small field for the Grade 1 Drinmore as its us vs Joseph O’Brien with us both having two runners a piece. COKO BEACH has shown himself to be more than capable having come a close 2nd behind Pencilfulloflead who went on to win the Florida Pearl on his next start. Mark Walsh has been booked to ride. ENVOI ALLEN continues to make steps into the history books as he, like Coko Beach steps up in Grade. As with every time he steps onto the track could be anything, he owes us nothing and we hope he can put in a nice performance early in his chasing career, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

We don’t quite have half the field for the feature Grade B Porterstown Chase but we do have a close 7 and the first reserve. MILAN NATIVE takes the brunt of the weight with 11st10 at the top of the field and we will use 7lbs claimer Aidan Kelly. DEATH DUTY, is not far behind him and will be ridden by 5lb claimer Eoin O’Connell. DOUNIKOS again only another pound behind will receive a 7lbs claimer in the form of Paul Cawley to aid his chances. ROARING BULL put in a very good performance in the Troytown on his last start and that partnership with Keith Donoghue has been reunited. Jack Kennedy has chosen to ride MONBEG NOTORIOUS who will carry 11st1lb. It’s a massive leap down the field to CHEB DE KERVINIOU who will carry 10st3lbs and the inform Bryan Cooper. GENERAL PRINCIPLE rounds off our definite runners with 10st2lbs and Sean O’Keeffe. Our first reserve is OUT SAM a horse we would love to run, he will be ridden by Conor Orr who takes off 3lbs.

The action continues as we have two runners in the Grade 1 Hatton’s Grace over 2m4f. CRACKING SMART was a tired faller two out the last day but was running a very good race up until then. This will be a tough race as he takes on battle-hardened older hurdlers. Mark Walsh has been booked to ride. FURY ROAD will be the mount of Jack Kennedy as he looks to build on his Grade 2 win last time out.

Next is the Grade A Handicap Hurdle over 2m where we have 3 runners. ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU was due to come 3rd the last day when a tired faller in a Grade 2 event, he will be ridden by 7lbs claimer Jack Wildman. CAMPEADOR ran a great race the last day when finishing 4th under Luke Dempsey, that partnership has been renewed. Finally at the bottom of the weights is GOLD DES BOIS who came 3rd in a good handicap event the last day, he will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

Finally in the bumper we have another two fine runners. CHAMPAGNE SPARKLES leads the way, he is a very good-looking son of Masked Marvel who makes his racecourse debut, he will be ridden by Lisa O’Neill. GRAND PARADIS will also be making his debut for the same connections. Another good looking son of Martaline this horse will be ridden by Jamie Codd.

By |2020-11-27T12:50:58+00:00November 29th, 2020|

Saturday 28th of November

It’s a very busy weekend yet again as we head to a jam-packed Fairyhouse with a potential 12 runners.

In the opener, the beginners chase over 2m5f we have ESCARIA TEN who will have to take on Monkfish in what looks a very exciting race. Escaria Ten is a point to point winner and is built like a nice strong chaser, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

Next up is top weight BRAESIDE in the Ladies National again over 2m5f. He has run in three very strong chases to date and faired quiet well so far. He will be wearing first time cheekpieces today and will be ridden by Lisa O’Neill.

Moving on to the Graded race we have three for the Grade B EasyFix Equine Handicap Chase over 2m. OR JUANE DE SOMOZA will be having his first run for us and looks the perfect candidate for these big handicap chases, 7lbs claimer Gavin Brouder has been booked to ride. TIMOTEO ran very well on his only start with us to date at Down Royal and is one we would hope could build on that, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. Finally rounding off the field is BEL AMI DE SIVOLA who had his last run on a point to point field. The ground was horrible that day and the race resulted in only one finisher. The run however will have set him up nicely for this and Bryan Cooper has been booked to ride.

The Grade 2 Mares hurdles looks a particularly exciting event as QUEENS BROOKS takes on Cheltenham scorer Concertista. This has built up to be a very competitive race on paper and Queens Brook has been stepped up in trip after her 2nd place finish in Down Royal. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

The maiden hurdle has been split into two and we have runners in both divisions. GARS DE SCEAUX was very impressive when taking his debut point to point and this will be his first start under rules and we have decided to go straight over hurdles for this big jumping type, Mark Walsh has been booked to ride. Monkstreet currently sits as second reserve so we will be waiting to hear about him.

In the second division we have the bumper winner INDIGO BREEZE who was very impressive when he backed up his point to point bumper win with a win under rules. He is another who was made to jump and his pedigree suggests he should be quite good at it too, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride. Magic Tricks currently sits as third reserve and again we will have to wait and see about him.

For the penultimate race we have DESIRE DE JOIE who was going well last time before hitting the third from home which put an end to his chances. This is another similar task today and if he runs to the standard of his last two starts he shouldn’t be too far away, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

Finally in the Willie Elliott memorial bumper we have just the one runner, FISTON DES ISSARDS who was last seen going over hurdles. This horse has plenty of pace and should be suited by a switch back as this is a race we would like to bring back home, Jamie Codd has been booked to ride.

By |2020-11-27T09:02:00+00:00November 28th, 2020|

Friday 27th of November

It’s Friday which means we head up to Fundalk for their evening card. However it’ll be a late start and finish as both of our runners today come in the final and penultimate races.

OH PURPLE REIGN goes in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Leading Jockey Handicap over 6f and is off a rock bottom weight. The leaders of the group are giving away a stone in weight to us and we have booked Leigh Roche to ride.

Finally in the last race we have PURDEY’S GIFT who is a son of Camelot. He should get the 2m distance here no problem but might be lacking a bit of race fitness that some of the others in this have. He is a nice horse and looks like he should have a nice chance. Chris Hayes has been booked to ride.

By |2020-11-27T08:10:59+00:00November 27th, 2020|

Thursday 26th of November

It’s a quiet affair today as we only have the one runner ahead of a very weekend.

Today’s runner is GLENVAGH PARK in Thurles for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle. She didn’t run her race at all the last day and we are hoping to put a line through that run here. It looks an open field and the addition of hurdles should suit her. She will be ridden by Keith Donoghue.

By |2020-11-26T11:12:45+00:00November 26th, 2020|

Wednesday 25th of November

It’s a frosty start to the morning here at Cullentra as it becomes only a month till Christmas. We have a mix of runners today as we have three in Dundalk and two over in Hereford but both meetings will finish nice and early which I’m sure our staff will appreciate.

Two of our Dundalk runners come in the opener, the Irishinjuredjockeys.com Claiming Race over 1m4f. ARDAMIR has some form on the flat having been placed especially on an artificial surface, the weight should be no issue for him as it is attached to his claiming price and we have booked Declan McDonogh to ride. IRISH ART has been a frustrating sort of late, having unseated his rider twice in his last two runs. This horse also has plenty of experience on this sort of surface with two 4th place finishes, Sam Ewing has booked to ride and will claim 7lbs off.

It’s a long wait for our final Dundalk runner of the day as CATHERINE CHROI goes in the penultimate race, the DundalkStadium.com Nursery Handicap. Catherine took a big step up last time when coming a close 4th in a similar contest. She went up for that result and will be ridden by Chris Hayes in today’s event.

Over in the UK we start things off with GETABAY in the Dreams Come True At OldGoldRacing.com Novices’ Hurdle Division I over 2m3f. This horse has some experience in the sphere already and two places to his name so far. The style of racing should suit too as he will enjoy a test of stamina, Robbie Power has been booked to ride.

In the second division of Getabay’s race we have FANCY FOUNDATIONS gets a winners penalty here after winning a Downpatrick maiden hurdle. He is a very similar type of horse to Getabay but it looks like there are a few stronger competitors in this division of the race. Robbie Power has been booked to ride and hopefully the pair will have no problems.

By |2020-11-25T10:25:41+00:00November 25th, 2020|
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