Racing tips for Kilbeggan – Monday’s Irish racing best bets
We look over the day’s sole horse racing fixture in Ireland and give our Monday racing tips for Kilbeggan which races over the sticks.
Monday’s fixture list of horse racing sees just one meeting taking place in Ireland to complement the day’s racing in the UK and the action across the Irish Sea comes from Kilbeggan where a jumps racing card goes to post.
Eight races will unfold throughout the course of the afternoon at the County Westmeath track and we’ve taken a look over Monday’s sole racing action in Ireland to give our Monday racing tips for Kilbeggan where we’re hoping for more winners!
MONDAY IRISH RACING BEST BETS – RACING TIPS FOR KILBEGGAN
2:15 Kilbeggan – Forever Equestrian Clothing & Tack Store Rated Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m
BLACKJACK BOY comes out best of these at the weights and the Presenting gelding can follow up his latest success at Listowel three weeks ago.
Emmett McNamara’s youngster is lightly raced over hurdles having had just four starts, but he’s shaped well in each and got off the mark a shade readily when last seen out beating Happy Company by just over two lengths on his handicap debut.
That looks fair form and he returns to novice company for this assignment where he receives weight all round from his rivals, plus he has his rider’s 7lbs claim so he can compete here from a relative featherweight in comparison.
Likely to improve he looks the one to side with back in a novice’ contest and he can follow up that last-time win here.
4:15 Kilbeggan – Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m4f
CHERIF DE L’ISLE can call upon some useful performances over hurdles including a win at Limerick in March and Gordon Elliott’s charge has finished in the frame in all three starts over timber this campaign.
The Fragrant Mix gelding now switches his attentions to chasing however and he can make a winning debut over the larger obstacles where he has plenty of scope and his consistent profile can stand him in good stead with him likely to have been well-schooled by his top yard ahead of his fencing debut.
He appeared to be improved last time by the application of a visor which is retained here and he can make his presence felt back down in trip with Davy Russell taking the reins on the eight-year old.
4:50 Kilbeggan – Mullingar Veterans Handicap Chase (10yo+) 2m4f
ALL THE CHIMNEYS could be worth sticking with to build on his latest runner-up effort at Tipperary earlier in the month and William Austin’s veteran can go one better here.
A three-time winner over hurdles and fences during the 2018/19 season the Bach gelding appeared to lose his way last term and his return to action over hurdles at Listowel in September saw him continue out of sorts although he might have needed the run.
He did step up considerably next time however back over the larger obstacles when equipped with cheekpieces for the first time when last seen out, finishing second to Jack Holiday where he was beaten less than two lengths.
Only raised 1lb in the weights for that he does need to back it up; but assuming the headgear has a positive effect again then he could prove up to the task and he can get back on the winning trail here.
5:20 Kilbeggan – Wineport Lodge Beginners Chase (5yo+) 3m1f
BATTLE OF MIDWAY is one of two runners in the race sporting the Gigginstown colours and Noel Meade’s charge is taken to come out on top and get off the mark over fences at the first attempt.
The Mahler gelding has a point-to-point background and he showed some solid form in bumpers and over hurdles when switched to this yard, including winning a bumper at Navan and posting successes in two of his first three hurdles outings prior to tacking a Grade Three contest at Cork last December.
He wasn’t disgraced when last seen finishing midfield in the Grade Three Mercedes Benz Hurdle at Punchestown in March and he could improve now tackling fences for top connections and an in-form yard with this longer trip a possible source of progress.