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Wednesday 28th July

Today we head to Galway with 6 runners, and it looks like there hasn’t been too much rain over night to keep the ground good to yielding.

In the first race we have the very tough MAKE MY HEART FLY who always runs her heart out. This will be one of her tougher assignments of late as she is near the top of the handicap, Jordan Gainford has been booked to ride and we will claim 5lbs.

Next we have the improving OFF YOUR ROCCO in the Listed Novice Hurdle. It’s a small field so hopefully this horse can pick up some black type. The yard won this last year with the very man so hopefully this horse will follow up in similar fashion, Jack Kennedy will ride.

Next up is the Galway Plate, a great race for which we have two in. It was a hard race to get a runner with a lot of runners with high marks running. SAMCRO heads the field as top weight so will have Jordan Gainford riding and claiming 5lbs. BATTLEOVERDOYEN is our other runner in this. He will appreciate the tough slog if the ground eases today and will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

LONGACRE SQUARE runs in the Biggest Dividends At tote.ie Handicap Hurdle. This looks a tough race to find the winner in and there are plenty with strong chances. It was good to see him running well again the last day and Jordan Gainford has been booked to ride and takes 5lbs off.

Finally in the mares bumper we have SHESADREAM. She is one that will be better for time and she should be better for her run the last day as well. She will be ridden by Jamie Codd.

By |2021-07-28T09:13:08+01:00July 28th, 2021|

Monday 26th July

We quick of the week with one runner in Galway as we head to Ballybrit with the the little fighter, DUFFLE COAT.

He remained unbeaten last season but a setback meant he couldn’t make it to Cheltenham. He goes for the Monami Construction (Q.R.) Maiden over an 1m 4.5f. This will be Duffle Coat’s first run on the flat. He is a tough little horse who has bags of stamina so expect to see him doing his best work towards the end. Lisa O’Neill has been booked to ride.

By |2021-07-26T12:19:43+01:00July 26th, 2021|

Thursday 22nd of July

It’s a busy enough day as we try to beat the heat for yet another day.

Going to Leopardstown first we have just the one runner, CAPTAIN MIDDLETON. He ran well the last day to finish third so the step back in trip looks to have worked. Rory Cleary has been booked to ride.

In the opener at Limerick we have CHESTERVILLE who has his first run for us and he looks like he has a bit of potential. Hopefully he has done well for his time with us and Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

Benbulben Boy was a great winner last time out and goes for the Caherconlish Hurdle. It’s a small but very competitive field where Jack Kennedy will take the ride.

We then have two runners in the bumper, ELUSIVE SEA and CLADY BRIDGE. Elusive Sea has the benefit of a run under her belt where she was a creditable 5th with Jamie Codd booked to ride. Clady Bridge will come on for the run however and goes here for her first try with Lisa O’Neill on the saddle.

By |2021-07-22T11:54:21+01:00July 22nd, 2021|

Tuesday 20th July

Today we send two horses to Ballinrobe for their afternoon card.

Our first runner is MARS HARPER in the Brewin Dolphin Rated Novice Hurdle over 2m1f. Hopefully everything will be lining up well for him here today as he attempts to back up his win last time out. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride and fingers crossed for a good run.

Our second and final runner of the day is METAL MAN in the BoyleSports Handicap Hurdle. He makes the switch back to hurdling after it was clear that chasing was not his cup of tea. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

By |2021-07-20T07:46:11+01:00July 20th, 2021|

Sunday 18th of July

ROYAL EAGLE is our sole runner on the flat today at The Curragh in the Cavalor Equine Nutrition Maiden over 1m4f. This will be the filly’s first start and she will hopefully go well prepared and will have Colin Keane in the saddle.

Over in Tipperary we are back to the jumps where our first runner is SANTANA PLESSIS. He was a bit disapointing the last day but that was his first run after a long lay off so he should be better this time around, Luke Dempsey has been booked to ride.

GOLD DES BOIS has been running well and should be well versed for this assignment, he will be ridden by Jack Kennedy.

Finally we have two in the Beginners Chase where THE ABBEY takes on the THISONESFOROLLIE. The Abbey goes with a good chance and will be ridden by Jack Kennedy while Thisonesforollie will be ridden by Denis O’Regan.

By |2021-07-16T12:21:21+01:00July 18th, 2021|

Saturday 17th July

We’re changing it up a bit today as we have two in Cartmel and two in the Curragh.

Over in Cartmel we have two nice horses in an attempt to win some Sticky Toffee pudding. First up is the last time out winner CALAGOGO who looks like he is becoming a UK specialist. He will be ridden by Conor O’Farrell.

Our second runner of the afternoon is IMPERIAL SACHIN’S in the Crystal Cup Handicap Hurdle. He broke his duck back at home when scoring at Kilbeggan and this looks like a nice assignment for him with Conor O’Farrell booked to ride.

For the Curragh we have two runners in the Ladies Derby where ELITE TROOPER GREY takes on GEALACH. Elite Trooper Grey should appreciate the switch back to the flat and especially on the summer ground, he will be ridden by Georgie Benson. Gealach will benefit from having a run recently and should have a decent chance with Aine O’Connor in the saddle.

By |2021-07-16T11:48:41+01:00July 17th, 2021|

Friday 16th of July

The heatwave has started to kick off the weekend in fine style as we head to Killarney and Kilbeggan with a few hopefuls

First over to Killarney where the team left bright and early to make the long trip down. EYEWITNESS goes in the handicap hurdle over 2m1f with first time cheek pieces. He will appreciate the ground and will be partnered by Keith Donoghue.

Next up we have SWORDSMAN in the big handicap hurdle of the day, the Download The BoyleSports App Handicap Hurdle. We have chosen to claim off him to give him a hand in the shape of Jordan Gainford.

Finally for Killarney we have MORATORIUM in the BoyleSports Live Casino Handicap Chase over 2m4f. He is similar to our last runner and will have Jordan Gainford in the saddle.

Finally we have EVERYBREATHYOUTAKE in the Novice chase. This is a bit of a step up from his debut success over fences and hopefully his last day can be put behind him. Keith Donoghue has been booked to ride.

Moving over to Kilbeggan we have a total of five runners and kicking it off we have BREFFNI BRAVE  who will be joined by WICKLOW FLYER in the Kilbegganraces.com maiden hurdle over 2m4f. Breffni Brave should have a good handle of things at this stage now with two runs under his belt and will be ridden by Denis O’Regan. Wicklow Flyer made a nice debut the last day and she should be able to find a bit more here especially with the fillies allowance, Luke Dempsey has been booked to ride.

There is a big gap to our next runner, COMMAND CHAIN who goes in the Follow Kilbeggan on twitter handicap hurdle over 3m1f. He is the first reserve and unlikely to run.

Next up is TULLYBEG  in the Irish Stallion Farms Beginners Chase over 2m6f. This horse should really like the going and a line can be put through his run the last day when he fell late on. Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

Finally to close off the evening we have I A CONNECT in the bumper. He has had a few runs and will be better for this as he comes off a long break. He has the experienced hands of Jamie Codd in the saddle and fingers crossed for a good run.


By |2021-07-16T11:33:58+01:00July 16th, 2021|

Thursday 15th of July

Today we have two runners in Killarney.

Our first runner is LONGACRE SQUARE in the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap. This horse ran out the last day but he made a winning appearance before that and he will have the expert hands of Jordan Gainford claiming 2lbs.

Our other runner of the afternoon it KEVINS CHOICE in the Ladies Pro Am bumper. This will be the horses first run but he comes from a pedigree full of stamina and he should appreciate the summer ground. Lisa O’Neill has been booked to ride.

By |2021-07-15T12:11:03+01:00July 15th, 2021|
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