June 17 / 19.15 Kilbeggan

19.15

Good

Belvedere House & Gardens Opportunity Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6156.52
  • 2m 4f 51y
  • 14 runners
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Belvedere House & Gardens Opportunity Beginners Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 35262- D

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Much the best of these over hurdles, winning twice at Grade 2 level and runner-up in pair of Grade 1 contests over 3m; hasn't got his head in front for over three years but fine second of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap last month; jumping issues when tried over fences back in 2021, best effort from three attempts when placed at Navan.
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1st

1

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Ashdale Bob

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Much the best of these over hurdles, winning twice at Grade 2 level and runner-up in pair of Grade 1 contests over 3m; hasn't got his head in front for over three years but fine second of 25 in Punchestown festival handicap last month; jumping issues when tried over fences back in 2021, best effort from three attempts when placed at Navan.

8/1

2nd

1

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Ashdale Bob

11st 12lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

held up in rear, headway before 3 out, keeping on when steadied last, went second and kept on run-in, no match for winner

20/1

4/6

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 00F24- C

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very capable hurdler and plenty of promise all three chase starts, notably his 6l fourth in Fairyhouse Grade 1 over Easter; that would make him a mid-140s chaser and should win this with a tilt at the Galway Plate surely on his agenda.
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2nd

9

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 70y

13:33 Tipperary

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

in touch with leaders, not fluent and pushed along briefly 1st, soon prominent, not fluent 4th

7/4

2nd

12

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Very capable hurdler and plenty of promise all three chase starts, notably his 6l fourth in Fairyhouse Grade 1 over Easter; that would make him a mid-140s chaser and should win this with a tilt at the Galway Plate surely on his agenda.

4/6

4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway and prominent 6th, challenging 3 out, weakened from last

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 553-22 C BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
128-rated hurdler ran a cracker in hot Punchestown festival handicap before switching to fences; solid form in second both chase starts over this trip and each-way shout.
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14

12th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 80y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Moonovercloon

10st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Matthew J Smith

Bumper winner at this track in 2022 is also a dual hurdle winner; solid efforts in three beginners' chases, including over 2m4f here last time; needs more and unproven over this trip.

14/1

3rd

8

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Moonovercloon

11st 12lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

128-rated hurdler ran a cracker in hot Punchestown festival handicap before switching to fences; solid form in second both chase starts over this trip and each-way shout.

12/1

2nd

4

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:50 Clonmel

Moonovercloon

11st 0lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

Bumper and dual hurdles winner who likes good ground; career best over hurdles on reappearance when third of 23 in hot Punchestown festival handicap; second to de Bromhead-trained winner on chase debut at Limerick; trainer's son knows him inside out.

100/30

Form: 1123P- D

Last run: 173 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful novice hurdler, winning twice over this trip last summer and third in Cheltenham Grade 2 in November; not seen since being pulled up in Grade 1 at Christmas; good record fresh and has the size for fences.
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4th

8

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 70y

13:33 Tipperary

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Peter Fahey

Dual bumper and hurdle winner was third in a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham last November; was 23l behind Thecompanysergeant on chasing debut at Kilbeggan last time; can improve from that with a hood added.

15/2

4th

11

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

Useful novice hurdler, winning twice over this trip last summer and third in Cheltenham Grade 2 in November; not seen since being pulled up in Grade 1 at Christmas; good record fresh and has the size for fences.

4/1

0

8

27th Dec 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:45 Leopardstown

The Big Doyen

11st 12lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Peter Fahey

never better than midfield, dropped to rear after 3 out, detached when pulled up before 2 out

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 650/0P

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner missed last year and poor in two starts since returning to action; blinkered for chase debut.
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6th

1

7th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 146y

16:50 Sligo

Benny The Duke

12st 0lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

wandered at early obstacles, didn't jump well, prominent, led after 1st, briefly headed 9th, headed after 3 out, weakened before 2 out

25/1

5th

2

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Benny The Duke

11st 12lb

J: Niall Moore

T: R P Cody

Maiden hurdle winner missed last year and poor in two starts since returning to action; blinkered for chase debut.

100/1

11

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:50 Listowel

Benny The Duke

11st 2lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: R P Cody

Not seen much racing since winning a Ballinrobe maiden on good ground in August 2022 and finished tailed off after a long absence at Cork three weeks ago; not easily fancied on the back of that.

40/1

Form: 0F0-27 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
125-rated hurdler was second to useful type on chase debut at Ballinrobe (2m1f); well behind Moonovercloon when disappointing favourite over this trip at Limerick.
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6th

7

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Maidenstreetprince

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

125-rated hurdler was second to useful type on chase debut at Ballinrobe (2m1f); well behind Moonovercloon when disappointing favourite over this trip at Limerick.

20/1

Form: 18/4-7 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer has won three over hurdles and rated 129 in that sphere; likeable effort on chase debut at Fairyhouse in November but disappointing on return to action at Down Royal.
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7th

9

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Winning pointer has won three over hurdles and rated 129 in that sphere; likeable effort on chase debut at Fairyhouse in November but disappointing on return to action at Down Royal.

20/1

7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway

7/2

7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway, headway challenging after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

7/2

Form: 114-22 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won three good-ground hurdles last year for John McConnell and two fine efforts in defeat in staying handicaps last month for new yard; won a point for Adrian Murray in 2022; chase debut with hood left off.
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8th

6

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Lisnamult Lad

11st 12lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Won three good-ground hurdles last year for John McConnell and two fine efforts in defeat in staying handicaps last month for new yard; won a point for Adrian Murray in 2022; chase debut with hood left off.

18/1

2nd

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Lisnamult Lad

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Irish raider; won a maiden and two novice hurdle at up to 2m5f for John McConnell; good second in a 3m handicap at Kilbeggan on stable debut last time (good, hood tried); has a chance, but best form on decent ground and any rain would be a negative.

13/2

2nd

3

27th May 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 2

14:55 Cartmel

Lisnamult Lad

11st 9lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

in touch with leaders

13/2

Form: 126P-2

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful juvenile hurdler and is rated 127 at that game; cheekpieces worn when collared late at Ballinrobe are left off over this longer trip; interesting to see if this Flat-bred takes to fences.
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9th

14

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Cossack Chach

10st 13lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Useful juvenile hurdler and is rated 127 at that game; cheekpieces worn when collared late at Ballinrobe are left off over this longer trip; interesting to see if this Flat-bred takes to fences.

16/1

2nd

1

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Cossack Chach

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Ran once on Flat before winning on hurdling at Killarney last summer and went close at Down Royal in November; well held in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown in December; pulled up in a Punchestown festival handicap; cheekpieces added to tongue-tie worn before.

7/2

2nd

1

28th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:30 Ballinrobe

Cossack Chach

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Ran once on Flat before winning on hurdling at Killarney last summer and went close at Down Royal in November; well held in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown in December; pulled up in a Punchestown festival handicap; cheekpieces added to tongue-tie worn before.

7/2

Form: 3310-0 D

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second in sole point and maiden hurdle winner at Sligo in the autumn; tailed off both chase starts.
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10th

3

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Charming Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Second in sole point and maiden hurdle winner at Sligo in the autumn; tailed off both chase starts.

100/1

11th

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Charming Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, not fluent 2nd, weakened from 3 out

25/1

11th

4

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Charming Fortune

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, not fluent 2nd, weakened from 3 out

25/1

Form: 21103-

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Decent stayer over hurdles, rated 127, and pleasing start over fences when third over 3m at Downpatrick; this trip around here will be too sharp.
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8

12th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 80y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Ringdufferin

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

Decent stayer over hurdles, rated 127, and pleasing start over fences when third over 3m at Downpatrick; early mistake appeared to unsettle him when running no sort of race here last month in decent beginners' chase so can't be ruled out here.

16/1

11th

10

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Ringdufferin

11st 12lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Gordon Elliott

Decent stayer over hurdles, rated 127, and pleasing start over fences when third over 3m at Downpatrick; this trip around here will be too sharp.

16/1

3rd

6

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ringdufferin

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

7/2

Form: 9235-9 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
121-rated hurdler hasn't looked in love with jumping fences so far and well held on return from six-month layoff at Limerick.
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12th

13

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: M F Morris

121-rated hurdler hasn't looked in love with jumping fences so far and well held on return from six-month layoff at Limerick.

33/1

9th

12

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Failed to complete in his first two chases back in 2022 and never counted on his belated return to fences at Kilbeggan last summer when behind The Friday Man; also below best on his last two hurdle starts.

14/1

9th

12

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Whatsavailable

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: M F Morris

Failed to complete in his first two chases back in 2022 and never counted on his belated return to fences at Kilbeggan last summer when behind The Friday Man; also below best on his last two hurdle starts.

14/1

Form: 6P5-

Last run: 172 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Poor pointer was well beaten in similar contests in the autumn; no chance in this company.
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13th

5

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Poor pointer was well beaten in similar contests in the autumn; no chance in this company.

200/1

5th

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 70y

13:15 Leopardstown

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

didn't jump with fluency, raced in last throughout, jumped slightly right when detached 1st, bad mistake 5th, tailed off when jumped badly right 6th

200/1

0

4

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Maiden pointer well held on recent chase debut.

150/1

Form: 54F0-5

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
114-rated hurdler was respectable fifth over C&D on chase debut but this is a much hotter contest.
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4th

5

13th Jul 2024

Good

2m 3f 110y

15:15 Wexford

Ebasari

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Rated 114 over hurdles; fair fifth on chase debut at Killarney, tipped up in a good race at Kilbeggan last time; unlikely.

14/1

4

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:15 Kilbeggan

Ebasari

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Gordon Elliott

114-rated hurdler was respectable fifth over C&D on chase debut but this is a much hotter contest.

50/1

5th

2

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:00 Kilbeggan

Ebasari

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, pressed winner after 6th, lost second before last, weakened run-in

10/1

Non-runners

Hand Over Fist, Charlie Luciano, Judicieuse Allen

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Payout
Exacta €20.50
Straight Forecast €18.00
Trifecta €91.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Thecompanysergeant

POSTDATA:

Ashdale Bob

TOPSPEED:

Thecompanysergeant

The Irish Sun:

Thecompanysergeant