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Monday 17th June

Today we head to Kilbeggan with 7 runners.

DONA KATHARINA runs in the Kilbegganraces On Snapchat Novice Hurdle. She was impressive when winning at Tramore back in May by 14 lengths and steps up in trip here today. Denis O’Regan takes the ride.

SILVER STAR (pictured) runs in the Midlands National Day July 19th Handicap Hurdle. He won his maiden at Kilbeggan over the same trip back in September. Denis O’Regan rides.

In the Carmel Fay Memorial Novice Chase we run RAVENHILL. He was a comfortable winner on his chasing debut at limerick last time out and comes into the race in great form. Denis O’Regan rides.

We have three representatives in the Galway Races Galway Plate Trial Handicap Chase. BARRA, MRS LOVETT and MONATOMIC all stand good chances in the 12 runner field.

Our last runner of the day is GLOBAL SOCIETY in the Summer Party Pack Discount INH Flat Race. He has finished 2nd on both of his starts on the track and deserves to get his head in front today. Patrick Mullins rides.

By |2019-06-17T09:57:03+01:00June 17th, 2019|

Sunday 16th June

We head to Downpatrick again today with 8 runners making their way up the north of the country.


In the opening 2m 5f Maiden Hurdle we have MONITION and EVERYBREATHYOUTAKE. The latter has shown promise in bumpers and it would be nice for him to transfer this over hurdles, Davy Russell rides. MONITION has course form around here having been placed on several occasions. He wears first time blinkers which should help him. Jack Kennedy rides.

CATS FOR CASH runs in the “Pat O’Hare Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle” over 2m 2f. He has been running consistent races and is more than capable of putting in a good performance. He carries his regular blinkers yet again and has the assistance of Davy Russell in the saddle.

DUKE’S GIRL has been running well on a few occasions, she gets into the 2m 2f Mares Handicap Hurdle with bottom weight of 10stone 3lbs. Jack Kennedy is in the saddle.

We have two runners going to post in the “Moolson Coors Handicap Hurdle”. RAKHINE STATE has been in great form at home, a winner on his latest outing in Perth, he will love the good ground and it would be great to see him continue in winning ways in his first run in a Handicap. Davy Russell rides. SKEAPING was disappointing on his latest appearance in Tramore, he steps up a little in trip today and has Jack Kennedy on his back.

SONG OF NAMIBIA returns after a small break, he has plenty of experience over hurdles under his belt and it would be nice to see him competitive in a small runner field. Jack Kennedy is on board.

DREAM PIONEER is our final runner of the day in the bumper. She has been doing things well at home and it would be nice to see her put in a good performance on her racing debut. Lisa O’Neill rides.

By |2019-06-14T15:22:12+01:00June 16th, 2019|

Saturday 15th June

We have a total of 9 runners, with 8 heading to Downpatrick and 1 making the hopefully worthwhile journey to Hexham:


We kick off the day in the “Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle” with two runners. AMOR VERDADERO who has definitley improved since switching over hurdles, and fingers crossed she can go close again, Davy Russell rides. BALLYDUNBLAZE also lines up, she ran a resonable race when 5th on her hurdling debut, she has to carry a winners penalty, Jack Kennedy rides.

DUKE’S GIRL drops back down to 2m 5f today, she has been running consistent races but will have to up her game a little in order to get her head in front. Davy Russell remains in the saddle.

We also send 2 to post for the ” Speckled Hen Bar & Restaurant Beginners Steeplechase”. ALPHA INDI makes his debut for the yard, he is a long time off the track and with snippets of form in England it would be nice to see him run well on his Irish debut, Jack Kennedy rides. ISLE OF DESTINY began her career on the point-to-point circuit so she will be no stranger to the larger obstacles and hopefully she can run a solid race under Davy Russell.

CREADAN GRAE returns to fences in the “Tote Supporting Downpatrick Racecourse Handicap Steeplechase”. A winner over fences in Perth back in September he will be a lot sharper after his return run over hurdles. He carries top weight and has Davy Russell in the saddle.

Our final runners of the day at Downpatrick are both SANTANA PLESSIS and THREE IS COMPANY in the “Down Time Festival (Ladies Pro/Am) Flat Race “. The latter makes his debut for the yard in the colours of Vincent Caldwell & Maneerat Caldwell, he was placed on only his second start in the point-to-point field and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him run into the money, Georgie Benson rides. SANTANA PLESSIS has hit the crossbar on a few occasions, he has proven he has ability so it would be good to see him register a win here today. Lisa O’Neill rides.



DARLING MISS has made the journey to Hexham for the 2m 7f Handicap Hurdle. A decisive winner on her latest appearance in Perth she lines up in a small field of 5 runners. She has travelled over well and it would be great to see her continue in winning ways. Richard Johnson rides.



By |2019-06-14T14:01:38+01:00June 15th, 2019|

Friday 14th June

We head to Fairyhouse this evening with 6 runners.

In the Play The Tote Superfecta Every Race Maiden Hurdle we run CLASHANISKA. He drops back down to 6f after finishing 6th the last day at Limerick over a slightly longer trip. He has solid form over 6f and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him run a big race today under Donnacha O’Brien.

VIVACIOUS SPIRIT runs in the Play The Tote Jackpot For 10 Cent Handicap over 6f. He’s in great form at home but doesn’t have the best draw from stall 20. Declan McDonogh takes the ride.

GLOVES LYNCH runs in the Tote Supporting Irish Racing Since 1930 Race. He should relish the ground conditions and every drop of rain we get will be a huge bonus to him. He’s in great form at home and Declan McDonogh rides.

INGENUITY will need to up his game if he is to feature in the Bet With Tote At Fairyhouse Handicap. He’s been disappointing since joining the yard so we are hoping the addition of blinkers will sharpen him up today. Declan McDonogh rides.

WALKABOUT (pictured) represents us in Div 1 of the La Bucca Restaurants Handicap. He came back from over a 500 day absence to win at Limerick and was second last time out at Tipperary. He faces slightly quicker ground but looks to have the most solid form in the race so hopefully we’ll see him get his head in front again today under Declan McDonogh.

Our last runner of the day is SEEKAMIST in Div 2 of the La Bucca Restaurants Handicap. He reverts back to the flat after a winter hurdling campaign and will need to pull out all of the stops if he is to feature here today. He has cheekpieces on for the first time and Declan McDonogh rides.

By |2019-06-14T09:52:58+01:00June 14th, 2019|

Wednesday 12th June

Today we send 7 runners to PUNCHESTOWN:

The beginners chase is the opening race of the day and we have two runners taking their chance. THE BIG LENSE a previous point to point winner makes his debut over the larger obstacles on the track, he has been schooling well at home and has the assistance of Davy Russell in the saddle. COUNT SIMON is a three time winner over hurdles and it would be great to see him victorious on his first attempt over the larger obstacles, he has Jack Kennedy in the saddle.

In the “Odds Boost Your Bets On The Ladbrokes App Steeplechase” both BARRA and FLAXEN FLARE go to post. The latter returned to action in winning ways in Killarney just short of a month ago and he goes back over fences today in what looks like a competitive chase. BARRA was running well on her latest outing, however a mistake three fences from home may have put pay to her winning chances. She has been in great form at home and Jack Kennedy rides.

We send two more to fly the flag in the “Bet Now With The Ladbrokes App Handicap Hurdle”. FALAK ran a promising race on his return to action in a competitive handicap at the Punchestown Festival. He has improved from that run and shouldn’t be far away, Jack Kennedy rides. POORMANS HILL switches back over hurdles today, he will love the trip and carries a first time tongue tie, Denis O’Regan rides.

Our last runner of the day is GUN MERCHANT, he ran with considerable promise when just denied on his debut in Tramore. He has come out of his race well and takes his chance with Lisa O’Neill in the saddle.

By |2019-06-11T12:09:56+01:00June 12th, 2019|

Tuesday 11th June

We head down to Roscommon for day two, with 7 runners:

The day starts with HAMMERSTEIN and TAKE A TURN in the 2m 4f Rated Novice Hurdle. HAMMERSTEIN was a decent winner of his Maiden Hurdle on only his second start over obstacles. He is in great form at home and it would be brilliant to see him record two victories on the bounce, Jack Kennedy rides. TAKE A TURN has shown plenty of potential on under both codes and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him run a big race, Davy Russell rides.

CHERIF DE L’ISLE makes his debut for the yard in the 2m 7f Handicap Hurdle, the imposing grey returns to the track after a year off, he has settled in very well here at Cullentra House Stables and it would be nice to see him make a mark on his debut for the yard, Davy Russell rides. DARLING MISS traveled home well after a successful trip to Perth, she is first reserve for this race.

FARCLAS bids to make it a hat trick of wins in the “BetVictor Novice Chase”. A previous Cheltenham Festival winner and an impressive winner on both his starts over the larger obstacles he looks more than capable of landing another pot like this. Davy Russell is back in the saddle.

We have 2 going to post for the biggest pot of the day the “The Tote.com Connacht National Handicap Chase”. NED STARK a four time winner in the UK makes his seasonal debut, he will love the trip and it would be great to see him run well for his owners, yard sponsors Noel and Valerie Moran. Jack Kennedy rides. CECIL CORBETT returns after a break, the veteran of the field tends to run well fresh and he has Davy Russell in the saddle.





By |2019-06-11T15:54:38+01:00June 11th, 2019|

Monday 10th June

We head to Roscommon today with two runners.

RECENT REVELATIONS runs in the Sherry Fitzgerald P. Burke Auctioneers Maiden. He seems to have come on well from his run at Sligo last month and hopefully we’ll see him run a big race today under Declan McDonogh.

In the Roscommon Racecourse Handicap we run SKEAPING. He reverts back to the flat after a campaign over hurdles. Ben Cohen rides and claims a useful 5lb.

By |2019-06-10T08:27:54+01:00June 10th, 2019|
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