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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|

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|

Friday 18th of June

Today we head up to Down Royal with 5 runners who, fingers crossed all have a very live chance.

Our first runner of the day is the very tough and consistent MAKE MY HEART FLY who goes above and beyond at each call. This race looks ideal for her and she has Jack Wildman riding.

MARS HARPER goes for the Down Royal Armatas Fire & Security Ltd Maiden Hurdle. He is already a bumper winner and was second last time out in a similar event. He will have Luke Dempsey riding.

GRANGECLARE NATIVE runs in the Down Royal E M Gray & Company Ltd Opportunity Maiden Hurdle alongside PIKAIA. Grangeclare has the blinkers on this time along with Jordan Gainford while Pikaia will be ridden by Simon Torrens.

Finally to round it up we have ALIYM in the Down Royal Craft Event Co Opportunity Handicap Hurdle Div II. He has a drop back in trip today which should suit him and he will be ridden by Jordan Gainford.

By |2021-06-18T08:36:47+01:00June 18th, 2021|

Royal Ascot

We have one runner today and it’s a special one!

LETHAL STEPS has made the journey over to the UK to take part in the opening day of the Royal festival. He faces a stiff task with the ground looking to be rattling quick. However he had a lovely prep run at Punchestown where he did what was expected after a long lay off. He is a very talented horses and comes with a great chance. Jamie Spencer has been booked to ride so fingers crossed we can see him flash home late!

By |2021-06-15T14:43:02+01:00June 15th, 2021|

Tuesday 25th of May

The rain hasn’t stopped, which has caused us to have one non runner so far today as Elite Trooper Grey stays at home in the hope of some better ground.

Our first runner of the afternoon comes in the shape of SMOKEY THE BANDIT in the McHale Fusion Range Maiden Hurdle over 2m6f. This horse looks a strong staying type and the trip should suit. He showed much improvement the last day to finish 3rd in a similar event and time seems to be the key to this horse. Bryan Cooper has been booked to ride.

COMMAND CHAIN runs in the Handicap Hurdle over 3m1f and needs to show a bit more than he has been doing recently. he has the help of Jordan Gainford who claims 7lbs.

Next is the feature race of the day where we have ALPHA DES OBEAUX and DOUNIKOS who look to find them selves in good order. We have decided to claim with Alpha with Jordan Gainford and hopefully this horse still has a fair amount of class to run well here. Dounikos showed improvement the last day and will be again ridden by Bryan Cooper who gets on well with him.

Finally in the bumper we have Lisa O’Neill and WICKLOW FLYER. This filly has been going well at home and will improve for her first outing. She probably wont have it all her own well but she looks a nice filly going forward.

Over in Tipperary we have just the one runner in the bumper, CALAGOGO will be partnered by Pat Taaffe who claims 7lbs. This looks a hot race with the Mullins runner but this is an improving horse and hopefully we can see a good showing from him here today.

By |2021-05-25T12:05:30+01:00May 25th, 2021|

Friday 7th of May

Today we head up to Downpatrick with a lorry full as we are set to have 5 runners for the 7 race card.

We have O CONNELL STREET in the opener, the Molson Coors Maiden Hurdle over 2m5f. He showed a great deal of improvement the last day to grab 3rd place. We’ve upped him in trip here which should suit and Bryan Cooper takes the ride.

EYEWITNESS and FLYING GLORY take to the stage for the Irish Thoroughbred Agency Maiden Hurdle. Eyewitness was a good winner of a bumper and moves on to go hurdling. It looks a competitive sort of race but one that will be a nice introduction to hurdling with Denis in the saddle. Flying Glory has her first run on the track and she is a nicely bred filly. It’ll be a big learning experience and she has Kevin Sexton in the saddle.

HELL ON EARTH is top weight in the Molson Coors Handicap Chase over 2m7f. Thanks to the help of Jordan Gainford he will get 7lbs off his back which should be a big help.

Finally in the bumper we have DEVIL’S CUT who will have his first outing on track. He is a well bred sort and we hope he can run well on debut. Hugh McOwan rides and claims 7lbs.

 

 

By |2021-05-07T09:57:43+01:00May 7th, 2021|

Monday 3rd of May

A very welcomed bit of rain has fallen to kick off the 21/22 season as we head to Down Royal and the Curragh.

We have DON DIABLO in the Opportunity Maiden Hurdle where Jordan Gainford claims 4lbs. He is a very consistent type who always gets his head into the frame. We’re hoping this sort of a race can help him get his head in front.

TULLYBEG goes in the Boylesports App Hurdle over 3m. He makes his return after a break from last October and this ground should suit him. It looks a nice open race to come back to and Jordan Gainford gets the ride again claiming 7lbs.

FANCY FOUNDATIONS faces a small field for the Beginners Chase as Moratorium is now a non runner. The plan has long been to switch him up to go chasing so we will be looking forward to seeing how he does, again with Jordan claiming 7lbs.

Finally we have THATSY  in the Handicap Chase over 2m. The final ride of the day for Jordan and hopefully Thatsy can regain a bit of form.

In the Curragh MAJESKI MAN takes on a big field for the 6f handicap. He ran well the last day and is open to more improvement. Gary Carroll has been booked to ride

By |2021-05-03T11:16:45+01:00May 3rd, 2021|

Punchestown Day 3

It’s day three of the Punchetown Festival and we have a few nice chances.

for the opener we have SILVER STAR who will be making his seasonal debut on ground he should enjoy. This will be a competitive race for him to start off in byt he’s ready to go and will have Jack Kennedy in the saddle.

For the Grade B Chase we have ARAMAX who showed a real spark when winning three starts ago. He looks to be off a nice mark today and will be ridden by Luke Dempsey.

We only have one for the famous La Touche in the shape of ALPHA DES OBEAUX. This horse ran a great race in behind in the Grand National last time out. He enjoys these types of fences and should go well today with Jamie Codd in the saddle.

The Ladbrokes Stayers Hurdle is set to be an exciting race for a number of reasons. THE STORYTELLER is in fine fettle going into this race where the trip should suit him well, Denis O’Regan has been booked to ride. FURY ROAD will today be partnered in the parade ring by Matthew for the first time who looks after him at home. He recently got his first racing pass and is delighted to have his chance to partner his favourite horse.

For the Grade B Conway pilling Handicap Hurdle we have DALLAS DES PICTONS. Jordan Gainford has been booked to ride and will be very valuable here as Dallas starts to come back into form. RAGNAR LODBROK looks a nice sort for these types of races and is the pick for Jack Kennedy.

Finally we have BIGBADANDBEAUTIFUL who was brilliant in her last race and takes the step up to Listed company. She will have to improve her jumping a bit this time around but her speed in-between her hurdles is excellent, Jack Kennedy has been booked to ride.

 

 

By |2021-04-29T09:45:05+01:00April 29th, 2021|
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