Thursday tips at Kilbeggan – Today’s Irish racing best bets
Thursday tips at Kilbeggan over the sticks
Another horse racing fixture goes to post on Thursday with action over the sticks and we’ve picked out our Thursday tips at Kilbeggan over the sticks.
Irish horse racing action continues on Thursday afternoon with action over jumps at Kilbeggan where eight races await punters. The card is an all-hurdles card except for two bumpers to finish off the afternoon and with five meetings heading to post across the UK it will make for a busy day of horse racing action.
We’ve looked over the day’s Irish horse racing action to pick out our Thursday tips at Kilbeggan over the sticks and best bets on the card.
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2:45 Kilbeggan – New Spring Two Day N.H. Race Meeting Maiden Hurdle (Div I) (4yo+) 2m3½f
COASTAL WORLD shaped well in a bumper at Fairyhouse back in November when trained by Peter Fahey, finishing a creditable fourth to Highland Charge having won a point-to-point previously for the same yard.
The Coastal Path gelding has since joined Ciaran Murphy who steps the Coastal Path gelding up in trip for his hurdles debut and there could be improvement to come now he tackles this sphere.
The form of his bumper race doesn’t look too bad and the application of both a hood and tongue-tie may help eke out more; while his rider can claim a handy 3lbs. While he does likely need to raise his game again now tackling hurdles he can go well here.
3:55 Kilbeggan – Folllow Kilbeggan On Instagram Mares Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m3½f
ANNIEGUIRE has yet to open her win account but she took a step towards doing so after some mediocre efforts over timber when finishing third at Fairyhouse in March behind Ciao Bella and if the Jeremy mare can build on that then this could be her day to get off the mark.
Denise Foster’s charge was beaten by the thick of twenty lengths that day where she wasn’t helped by a couple of late mistakes. However now tackling handicaps she could be well-treated off an opening 99 rating and the better ground here could see her in an altogether better light.
Further improvement could well come and the lightly-raced sort is still relatively unexposed so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her run well here.
4:30 Kilbeggan – Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter Rated Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m3½f
COACH CARTER made a winning start to his hurdles career when going in at Punchestown in March having shaped well in a bumper previously and Denise Foster’s charge can get back to winning ways following a disappointing effort at Downpatrick when last seen.
The Sholokhov gelding may have been amiss when only finishing sixth to Pure Genius three weeks on from his breakthrough win, but he did finish ahead of a subsequent winner who scored at the Aintree Festival.
Handicapping in time might see him in better light, but he’s still unexposed in relation to those rivals he faces in this novices’ contest and he could bounce back on this better surface.
5:05 Kilbeggan – Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 3m½f
BOLD ASSASSIN doesn’t have too many miles on the clock over hurdles and the Golden Lariat gelding has shown some solid form in making the frame in outings at Fairyhouse and Limerick before shaping as if amiss latest at Cork last month.
Henry de Bromhead’s charge failed to beat a rival home on that occasion behind Thunderosa, but that was a better race than this and it wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see him bouncing back.
He’s still relatively unexposed over timber and he was reported post-race last time to be blowing hard so possibly needed that run back from three months off; he can do better this time around and representing an all-powerful trainer/jockey combination with Rachael Blackmore up there’d be no great shock in seeing a better effort this time.