May 17 / 18.10 Kilbeggan

18.10

Good To Yielding

William Hill Epic Value Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £5386.96
  • 2m 3f 0y
  • 10 runners
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William Hill Epic Value Maiden Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-

Last run: 96 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two Flat wins in France in 2022; a fine run after an absence on hurdling/Irish debut at Navan in February (2m; hvy); this better ground should be more suitable and can be a player despite an 8lb winners' penalty.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

5

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 170y

15:07 Punchestown

Gaucher

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

prominent, led 2nd, jumped left 3 out, clear going easily approaching last, kept on well, readily

15/8

2nd

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Gaucher

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Two Flat wins in France in 2022; a fine run after an absence on hurdling/Irish debut at Navan in February (2m; hvy); this better ground should be more suitable and can be a player despite an 8lb winners' penalty.

9/4

2nd

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Gaucher

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Two Flat wins in France in 2022; a fine run after an absence on hurdling/Irish debut at Navan in February (2m; hvy); this better ground should be more suitable and can be a player despite an 8lb winners' penalty.

9/4

22/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: 8-

Last run: 48 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner was beaten a long way in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle on heavy, so loads more needed, though this better ground might suit.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

15:35 Listowel

Heroes Rise

10st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

Did better on his secod hurdles start on better ground at Kilbeggan last month; needs to jump better but going the right way and could well play a hand here.

7/2

3rd

10

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Heroes Rise

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner was beaten a long way in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle on heavy, so loads more needed, though this better ground might suit.

22/1

3rd

10

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Heroes Rise

10st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner was beaten a long way in a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle on heavy, so loads more needed, though this better ground might suit.

22/1

Form: 32/3U- BF

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in three bumpers last year, including only 4l behind Brighterdaysahead in a sales event at Fairyhouse; seemed booked for 3rd when unseating here last autumn; has to improve on hurdling debut.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

10

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:05 Punchestown

Topgun Simmy

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Placed in three bumpers last year, including only 4l behind subsequent Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Brighterdaysahead in a sales event at Fairyhouse; may have needed the run when fourth on hurdling debut at Killbeggan last month.

13/2

4th

8

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Topgun Simmy

11st 4lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Placed in three bumpers last year, including only 4l behind Brighterdaysahead in a sales event at Fairyhouse; seemed booked for 3rd when unseating here last autumn; has to improve on hurdling debut.

14/1

4th

8

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Topgun Simmy

11st 4lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Placed in three bumpers last year, including only 4l behind Brighterdaysahead in a sales event at Fairyhouse; seemed booked for 3rd when unseating here last autumn; has to improve on hurdling debut.

14/1

Form: 4- BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a point but beaten 22l on hurdling debut as favourite in a mares' maiden at Ballinrobe so major improvement needed against geldings.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

12

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Phoenix Belle

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Placed in a point but beaten 22l on hurdling debut as favourite in a mares' maiden at Ballinrobe so major improvement needed against geldings.

14/1

5th

12

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Phoenix Belle

10st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Placed in a point but beaten 22l on hurdling debut as favourite in a mares' maiden at Ballinrobe so major improvement needed against geldings.

14/1

4th

11

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 144y

17:07 Ballinrobe

Phoenix Belle

10st 13lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear, headway into midfield after 3 out, went fourth approaching last, soon no impression

6/1

Form: 7/532-

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner last year ran creditably in Listed company on hurdling debut; similar run at Thurles after a break but improved further when runner-up at Tipperary last time; the one to beat on that form.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Brave Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Jack Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

Point winner last year ran creditably in Listed company on hurdling debut; similar run at Thurles after a break but improved further when runner-up at Tipperary last time; the one to beat on that form.

13/8

6th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Brave Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Jack Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

Point winner last year ran creditably in Listed company on hurdling debut; similar run at Thurles after a break but improved further when runner-up at Tipperary last time; the one to beat on that form.

13/8

2nd

3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:50 Tipperary

Brave Fortune

11st 4lb

J: Jack Doyle

T: P M J Doyle

prominent, mistake 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, went second when not fluent last, no chance with winner run-in

4/1

Form: 335-

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Two decent bumper runs last season but was below form last time at Cork when keen; has to do more on hurdling debut but hood might help him settle.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

15:42 Punchestown

Donnie Devito

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

prominent, went second 3rd, ridden and 4 lengths down home turn, keeping on when not fluent last, ridden and ran on well to lead towards finish

20/1

7th

3

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Donnie Devito

11st 4lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Two decent bumper runs last season but was below form last time at Cork when keen; has to do more on hurdling debut but hood might help him settle.

14/1

7th

3

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Donnie Devito

11st 4lb

J: Mr L P Shanahan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Two decent bumper runs last season but was below form last time at Cork when keen; has to do more on hurdling debut but hood might help him settle.

14/1

Form: 32874-

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Was second in a maiden hurdle here last year over a furlong shorter; some good bumper runs too but poor the last twice and questions to answer now.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

3

7th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 146y

16:50 Sligo

Mr Dibbs

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Off the mark at the the third attempt over hurdles in ordinary Kilbeggan maiden and now steps up in trip by half a mile; handicap debut.

8/1

1st

6

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 15y

13:45 Kilbeggan

Mr Dibbs

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Second in a 2m2f maiden hurdle here last year over a furlong shorter; also placed in a bumper at this venue, but needs to show major improvement from a recent 2m3f maiden hurdle run here.

6/1

8th

6

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Mr Dibbs

11st 4lb

J: Mr S Cavanagh

T: Adrian Murray

Was second in a maiden hurdle here last year over a furlong shorter; some good bumper runs too but poor the last twice and questions to answer now.

20/1

Form: 00-

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well beaten in two maiden hurdles and handicaps will suit better in time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

13

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Rock On Dolly

10st 11lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well beaten in two maiden hurdles and handicaps will suit better in time.

100/1

9th

13

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Rock On Dolly

10st 11lb

J: Alix Balfe

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well beaten in two maiden hurdles and handicaps will suit better in time.

100/1

Form: 0-

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second reserve; a big price and well beaten at Tramore on debut; loads more needed.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

5

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 185y

13:05 Downpatrick

Ar Nos Na Gaoithe

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

Soundly beaten in two maiden hurdles and handicaps will suit better in time.

66/1

10th

15

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Ar Nos Na Gaoithe

10st 11lb

T: P J Rothwell

Second reserve; a big price and well beaten at Tramore on debut; loads more needed.

Form: 6-

Last run: 76 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beaten 38l on hurdling debut and major improvement needed to take this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

7th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 194y

15:40 Sligo

Ilbdare

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Newtown Anner-bred 4yo is half-brother to 1m1f winner Theophilos; debut run at Navan not without merit; handicap debut for local yard.

16/1

12th

13

3rd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:50 Listowel

Ilbdare

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

midfield

50/1

11th

11

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 0y

18:10 Kilbeggan

Ilbdare

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Mark Michael McNiff

Beaten 38l on hurdling debut and major improvement needed to take this.

28/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €43.10
Straight Forecast €50.17
Trifecta €5590.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Brave Fortune

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Brave Fortune

TOPSPEED:

Brave Fortune

POSTDATA:

Brave Fortune

The Irish Sun:

Brave Fortune