May 17 / 17.00 Kilbeggan

17.00

Good To Yielding

William Hill Epic Boost Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5900
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 14 runners
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William Hill Epic Boost Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 88633- BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
0-11 but he's a scopey gelding who has made the frame in his last two handicaps and cheekpieces are now added; considered.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

16th Jun 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

15:32 Downpatrick

Run For Harry

11st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Off the mark at the 12th attempt at Kilbeggan last month in first-time cheekpieces, making most and rallying well; 5lb rise okay and has a leading chance here.

9/4

1st

6

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Run For Harry

11st 11lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

0-11 but he's a scopey gelding who has made the frame in his last two handicaps and cheekpieces are now added; considered.

4/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 624P2- C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Ran away with a maiden hurdle here last summer (2m2f, good to yielding) and returned to form when the clear second in a 2m6f handicap at Ballinrobe four weeks ago (soft); dropping back in trip won't hurt if she can perform to a similar level here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

10

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Flidais

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear early, midfield on near side of group 5th, prominent after 2 out, keeping on when carried left run-in, not pace to challenge

8/1

4th

10

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Flidais

10st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Wide-margin Kilbeggan maiden hurdle winner last summer; and returned to something like that form when clear second in a six-runner 2m6f handicap at this venue last month; stepped up for that when second over 2m at Kilbeggan 11 days ago.

8/1

2nd

9

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Flidais

11st 7lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Ran away with a maiden hurdle here last summer (2m2f, good to yielding) and returned to form when the clear second in a 2m6f handicap at Ballinrobe four weeks ago (soft); dropping back in trip won't hurt if she can perform to a similar level here.

8/1

3rd
17
Bigira

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 88084-

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Reserve; only 6l away on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f) and that's something to build on, especially with her returning from a break that day.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

9

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:15 Sligo

Bigira

11st 3lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Mark Fahey

A lot more competitive since switched to handicaps, beaten 6l, about 2l and 9l; looks handicapped about right but has each-way claims.

7/2

5th

4

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 0y

18:00 Wexford

Bigira

11st 9lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Mark Fahey

in touch with leaders

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 85F66- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Only 1-28 under rules (1-10 hurdling) and was well beaten in a claimer last month; doesn't look as good as he was.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

1

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:20 Clonmel

Action Motion

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Flat-bred has been regressive on the level but fair 109-rated performer over hurdles and ran well last time at Kilbeggan; not crying out to be backed on chasing bow all the same.

14/1

4th

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Action Motion

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Only 1-28 under rules (1-10 hurdling) and was well beaten in a claimer last month; doesn't look as good as he was.

12/1

4th

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Action Motion

12st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Only 1-28 under rules (1-10 hurdling) and was well beaten in a claimer last month; doesn't look as good as he was.

12/1

25/1

Form: /31/8- D

Last run: 68 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Won a Roscommon handicap in June 2022 for a different yard but not seen again until this March when struggling at Naas.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 0f 50y

18:55 Tramore

Dylan Oak

12st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: F Oakes

led

9/1

5th

12

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Dylan Oak

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: F Oakes

Won a Roscommon handicap in June 2022 for a different yard but not seen again until this March when struggling at Naas.

25/1

5th

12

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Dylan Oak

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: F Oakes

Won a Roscommon handicap in June 2022 for a different yard but not seen again until this March when struggling at Naas.

25/1

Form: 33377-

Last run: 115 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Won her maiden (at Roscommon in 2022) on good ground and those conditions look key even on her handicap form (placed); soft ground not ideal the last twice and she has a big run in her off this mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

16th Jun 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

15:02 Downpatrick

Betty Dutton

11st 7lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: E J O’Grady

Won a Roscommon maiden hurdle in 2022; broadly consistent since without winning and ran on quite well at the finish in a Limerick handicap hurdle last month; could get involved.

5/1

4th

7

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 0y

19:17 Limerick

Betty Dutton

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

led at steady pace, headed but prominent 1st, not fluent 4 out

15/2

6th

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Betty Dutton

11st 8lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E J O’Grady

Won her maiden (at Roscommon in 2022) on good ground and those conditions look key even on her handicap form (placed); soft ground not ideal the last twice and she has a big run in her off this mark.

6/1

Form: /0076-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
All four wins on the Flat and he ran well in the Irish Cambridgeshire in March; however, he followed that with a remote finish on his handicap debut over hurdles.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

15th

7

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

San Aer

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

All four wins on the Flat and he ran well in the Irish Cambridgeshire in March; both hurdle runs since have been below best however so more needed.

10/1

15th

7

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

19:00 Ballinrobe

San Aer

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

All four wins on the Flat and he ran well in the Irish Cambridgeshire in March; both hurdle runs since have been below best however so more needed.

10/1

7th

8

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

San Aer

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

All four wins on the Flat and he ran well in the Irish Cambridgeshire in March; however, he followed that with a remote finish on his handicap debut over hurdles.

10/1

Form: 706-

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Won as a 2yo for Michael Halford; that was as good as it got on the Flat but latest sixth at Bellewstown hinted at a future in handicap hurdles.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

10th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 142y

18:18 Roscommon

Imadpour

11st 9lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

Won as a 2yo for Michael Halford; ordinary form over hurdles; needs to jump better than on last month's handicap debut at Kilbeggan.

16/1

8th

14

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Imadpour

10st 8lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Andrew McNamara

Won as a 2yo for Michael Halford; that was as good as it got on the Flat but latest sixth at Bellewstown hinted at a future in handicap hurdles.

14/1

Form: F/76-9 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Tailed off on a belated chase debut ten days ago when 150-1; course winner on a perfectly good mark but current wellbeing is an issue.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 165y

13:40 Downpatrick

Swelltime

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

Has a regressive profile and even though is dropping down the weights was poor last time so not easy to fancy.

18/1

10th

4

30th May 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 0y

19:17 Limerick

Swelltime

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: W J O’Doherty

towards rear

16/1

9th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Swelltime

11st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: W J O’Doherty

Tailed off on a belated chase debut ten days ago when 150-1; course winner on a perfectly good mark but current wellbeing is an issue.

25/1

Form: /05P3-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Beaten only 6l in a Clonmel maiden restricted to horses who hadn't previously finished in the first three; first and second horses haven't disgraced that form since and it's still early days.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

11th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 182y

18:45 Sligo

Splendid Choice

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

His Clonmel third came in a race restricted to horses who hadn't previously finished in the first three; wasn't so competitive on handicap debut at Kilbeggan.

25/1

10th

10

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Splendid Choice

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Beaten only 6l in a Clonmel maiden restricted to horses who hadn't previously finished in the first three; first and second horses haven't disgraced that form since and it's still early days.

10/1

10th

10

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Splendid Choice

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Beaten only 6l in a Clonmel maiden restricted to horses who hadn't previously finished in the first three; first and second horses haven't disgraced that form since and it's still early days.

10/1

Form: 2F345/ D

Last run: 395 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Completed a hat-trick in handicap hurdles in 2020 but no subsequent success and was over fences when last seen more than a year ago; bit risky.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

4

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Matties Mountain

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Completed a hat-trick in handicap hurdles in 2020 but no subsequent success and was over fences when last seen more than a year ago; bit risky.

20/1

11th

4

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Matties Mountain

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Completed a hat-trick in handicap hurdles in 2020 but no subsequent success and was over fences when last seen more than a year ago; bit risky.

20/1

Form: 0009-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
First sign of promise when ninth of 19 in a Tipperary maiden last month; questionable what he achieved, though.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

2

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

16:17 Punchestown

Saynothinatall

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

in rear

14/1

12th

13

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Saynothinatall

11st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

First sign of promise when ninth of 19 in a Tipperary maiden last month; questionable what he achieved, though.

20/1

12th

13

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Saynothinatall

11st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

First sign of promise when ninth of 19 in a Tipperary maiden last month; questionable what he achieved, though.

20/1

Form: 342/

Last run: 679 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Completed a middle-distance hat-trick on the Flat at about this time last year and even better in defeat when last seen in the autumn; all three qualifying runs over hurdles were perfectly respectable and he's of interest for a new yard.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

7

(6)

5th Jun 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

19:00 Curragh

Burren Song

9st 1lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Ciaran Murphy

in touch with leaders

10/1

13th

3

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Burren Song

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Completed a middle-distance hat-trick on the Flat at about this time last year and even better in defeat when last seen in the autumn; all three qualifying runs over hurdles were perfectly respectable and he's of interest for a new yard.

6/1

13th

3

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Burren Song

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Completed a middle-distance hat-trick on the Flat at about this time last year and even better in defeat when last seen in the autumn; all three qualifying runs over hurdles were perfectly respectable and he's of interest for a new yard.

6/1

Form: 7/341- D

Last run: 342 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Some useful bumper form and justified favouritism in a weak 2m good-ground maiden hurdle at Bangor last June; open to further improvement in handicaps but he's had a while off.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:20 Clonmel

Master Player

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won Bangor maiden on hurdling debut a year ago; not seen until Kilbeggan handicap last month when tailed off; yard in form but best watched on chase debut.

20/1

14th

5

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Master Player

11st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Some useful bumper form and justified favouritism in a weak 2m good-ground maiden hurdle at Bangor last June; open to further improvement in handicaps but he's had a while off.

11/2

14th

5

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Kilbeggan

Master Player

11st 11lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Some useful bumper form and justified favouritism in a weak 2m good-ground maiden hurdle at Bangor last June; open to further improvement in handicaps but he's had a while off.

11/2

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €25.80
Straight Forecast €28.01
Tricast €141.88
Trifecta €242.90

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Saynothinatall

TOPSPEED:

Run For Harry

POSTDATA:

Imadpour

SPOTLIGHT:

Betty Dutton

The Irish Sun:

Master Player