July 21 / 17.05 Kilbeggan

17.05

Good To Yielding

Massey Ferguson Johnston Farm Equipment Longford Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 2f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Massey Ferguson Johnston Farm Equipment Longford Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.90
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 090-32

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Well held on AW latest but previous hurdle placings at Ballinrobe and Downpatrick would give him each-way claims here although headstrong and needs to settle better.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Jinxs Link

12st 3lb

J: Gro Hylen

T: M M Rice

.

50/1

15th

3

16th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 7f 120y

15:20 Navan

Jinxs Link

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: M M Rice

Career best when posting five length win at Kilbeggan on penultimate start and ran to a similar level in defeat from his higher mark back there latest; others may be better treated now but likely to run his race at least.

13/2

5th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

17:35 Kilbeggan

Jinxs Link

11st 3lb

J: A P Heskin

T: M M Rice

Off the mark in 2m2f handicap here last month in good style, despite taking a hold; 9lb rise to deal with but probably up to it.

9/2

9/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 680-10

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Bit in and out but scored at Tramore last month; folded tamely after a mistake at Punchestown 8 days later but can't be ruled out here given an error-free round.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:20 Tramore

Maggie Walsh

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

midfield

4/1

2nd

6

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Maggie Walsh

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J Bowe

Bit in and out but scored at Tramore last month; folded tamely after a mistake at Punchestown 8 days later but can't be ruled out here given an error-free round.

9/1

22

14th Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:50 Cork

Maggie Walsh

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Michael J Bowe

Third reserve; unreliable hold-up mare but won twice recent months; could go either way.

OUR TIP

Form: 500-80

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
First reserve; maiden promise at Listowel last September (good) but handicap runs so far underwhelming; tongue tie now fitted.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

13

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Rathnaleen Zoey

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st

25/1

7th

16

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Rathnaleen Zoey

10st 13lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield, lost ground 4th, not fluent 5th

33/1

12th

9

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

Rathnaleen Zoey

11st 1lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

disputed lead, headed but prominent 3rd

14/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.20

Form: 000PP-

Last run: 283 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Has struggled in handicaps, pulled up the last twice; cheekpieces worn last time now discarded.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Sekifi

11st 1lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, pecked on landing 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last

20/1

4th

12

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Sekifi

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Matthew J Smith

disputed lead, jumped left 1st

20/1

20

11th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 150y

16:05 Punchestown

Sekifi

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Matthew J Smith

prominent, ridden and lost position 2 out, behind when pulled up approaching last

25/1

Form: 480-00

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
20-race maiden soundly beaten in both runs in May after winter break; new headgear combination tried here but hard to be confident in.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Howsthewoman

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John G Carr

0-18 over hurdles, placed only once, hard to fancy on chase debut at the age of nine; the only slight positive is that her best hurdles run was when third in a handicap at this venue two seasons ago.

25/1

8th

15

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Howsthewoman

10st 13lb

J: A P Heskin

T: John G Carr

midfield

25/1

Form: 0/P9-0

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Showed little on handicap debut at Wexford in May; cheekpieces now tried.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:35 Thurles

Cathys Quest

11st 6lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Last month's Kilbeggan hurdles win (beat Tango Theatre 15l) came at 3m but ran no sort of race (wound on hind leg and blowing hard) when favourite on chasing debut at Downpatrick; could still have more to offer over hurdles.

13/2

0

2

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Cathys Quest

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

All the better for blinkers over hurdles, following her improved fourth at Killarney (2m4f, yielding to soft) with a runaway breakthrough success at Kilbeggan (3m, good to yielding); whacked up 12lb for that ahead of this her debut over fences, but there are useful chasers in the family.

13/8

Form: 8900-9

Last run: 40 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
No impact despite declining mark in handicaps, most recently first start for current yard at Punchestown last month; remains opposable.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(8)

31st Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 4f 0y

15:07 Curragh

Applejack Poet

11st 4lb

J: Mr A O Harrington

T: Liz Doyle

disputed lead at steady pace, saddle slipped and led clearly after 3f

66/1

10th

1

(15)

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Applejack Poet

9st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Liz Doyle

It was a low-grade handicap hurdle at Bellewstown in which he got off the mark over jumps in August; unlikely to be good enough.

33/1

1st

6

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

18:40 Bellewstown

Applejack Poet

11st 8lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Liz Doyle

prominent on inner, chased clear leader 5 out, smooth headway before 2 out, led approaching last, ridden and faced challenge final 110yds, all out

6/1

Form: 1P-P00 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Two wins last summer including over this trip at Sligo but yet to hit form this summer, way behind Maggie Walsh at Tramore on penultimate start.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

7

30th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 37y

19:10 Bellewstown

Red Striker

11st 8lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

prominent, mistake 1st, not fluent 4th

7/1

3rd

8

12th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

17:55 Kilbeggan

Red Striker

11st 7lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

In poor form since winning a handicap chase at Ballinrobe last September and no signs of a revival here last month; wears first-time blinkers.

20/1

8th

7

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Red Striker

11st 12lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

Two wins last summer including over this trip at Sligo but yet to hit form this summer, way behind Maggie Walsh at Tramore on penultimate start.

16/1

Form: /00-54

Last run: 39 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
AW winner who rather lost his way on the Flat but two solid runs back hurdling when staying on in 2m handicaps; extra trip could suit and one to consider.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

5

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 88y

16:23 Thurles

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Padraig Roche

10-race maiden over jumps but shaped okay on return from a five-month break on chase debut; could be a big player back in this sphere with that run under his belt.

8/1

6th

8

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

The Virginian

11st 4lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: Padraig Roche

AW Flat winner, mild promise in handicap hurdles in May/June; returns after a break and may need chasing experience.

12/1

9th

10

26th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Curragh

The Virginian

12st 3lb

J: Susan Shortt

T: Padraig Roche

Been running okay over hurdles but even the best of his Flat form leaves him up against it.

20/1

Form: 00-9P8

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Mixing hurdles, chases and flat of late with little impact; hard to fancy.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

19

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:30 Limerick

Fireworks

10st 13lb

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, lost position before 3 out, no extra from 2 out

14/1

Form: 6P9-70

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Sole win came in Limerick maiden in 2021; handicap form this year moderate and cheekpieces now tried.
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0

16

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

War God

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield 5th, weakened after 6th, in rear when pulled up before 3 out

50/1

12th

18

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

War God

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

Record of 1-16 over hurdles and has been regressive this year; others preferred.

33/1

11th

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

War God

11st 1lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

disputed lead

14/1

Form: 0/83-5

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Returned from a long absence in March and seems to be gradually working his way into form, only weakening late at Wexford on latest; place claims if continuing his progress.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

6

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 70y

14:03 Thurles

Prince Of Air

10st 11lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Hurdle winner at Tramore in August; twice ran well in defeat over fences before Christmas, including behind McGrath From Clune here; not as good last time but should be involved.

13/2

4th

6

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Prince Of Air

10st 8lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Off the mark at the 13th attempt in Tramore handicap hurdle last August; moderate run in follow-up bid at Wexford; made a few mistakes when fourth on his chasing debut at Thurles; again error-prone when fourth to Money Heist at Naas; could feature with a better round.

13/2

Form: 0900-4

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Took a step forward on recent return from a break when fourth at Bellewstown; slight drop in trip could suit on that evidence so respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

7

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:35 Killarney

On My Bike

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Only beaten 6l at Bellewstown in July and kept plugging away when fourth over 2m6f at Ballinrobe last time; unproven on soft ground.

8/1

4th

3

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 14y

18:35 Ballinrobe

On My Bike

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear

14/1

Form: 0-70

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Modest Flat handicapper and no show in three maiden hurdles; hard to make a case for on handicap debut.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

7

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

15:25 Downpatrick

No Show

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Joseph Mangan

Built on some promise at Tramore with a win at Wexford a fortnight ago; 6lb rise is justified and should give another good account.

11/4

1st

9

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 100y

16:50 Wexford

No Show

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Joseph Mangan

towards rear, headway on inner after 3 out, keeping on when switched right before 2 out, led approaching last, ridden out

10/1

Form: 600-0

Last run: 38 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Dundalk nursery winner when with Johnny Murtagh; ran okay in a maiden hurdle here last summer but hasn't progressed and tailed off on last month's Sligo return.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

9

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

Enchanted One

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Dundalk nursery winner when with Johnny Murtagh; ran okay in a maiden hurdle here last summer but hasn't progressed and tailed off on last month's Sligo return.

14/1

11th

17

13th Jun 2023

Good

2m 1f 133y

18:33 Sligo

Enchanted One

11st 1lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in second, lost second before 2nd

13th

9

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 90y

14:18 Galway

Enchanted One

11st 12lb

J: John Kirwan

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd, ridden and weakened after 3 out

50/1

Form: 40844-

Last run: 121 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Form in Britain with Tom Weston was pretty modest although okay run final start in Warwick handicap in March; hard to see him making an immediate impact for current yard although this longer trip could suit.
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0

2

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 50y

15:05 Killarney

Black Tonic

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Richard John O’Brien

Promise towards the end of last season in Britain; well-backed on both Kilbeggan outings for current yard but has failed to settle each time, keeping on late when beaten little over 2l on latest (2m); upped in trip here and should go well if settling better.

9/2

Non-runners

Zahina, Mooney Boy, Sayitfirst

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €28.20
Straight Forecast €21.68
Tricast €452.48
Trifecta €685.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

On My Bike

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Maggie Walsh

The Irish Sun:

Prince Of Air

POSTDATA:

On My Bike