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Follow Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 3m 0f 100y
  • 19 runners
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Follow Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 19 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 7F8P-4

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

0-12 under rules but one of his better recent efforts when fourth of 16 here earlier this month; unexposed at this trip and may have more to give; versatile with regards to ground.

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19

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:40 Listowel

Ranger Billy

11st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Doyle

Has held his form well since winning at Kilbeggan in June; merits respect in making the line-up; first reserve.

7/2

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 00P0-1

Last run: 6 days

W: 12st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Useful on the level in Britain and gained second hurdle success at Sligo last week; up 6lb and not sure to see out this new trip.

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9th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 55y

17:50 Downpatrick

True Destiny

12st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Noel C Kelly

midfield, dropped to rear halfway

25/1

6th

11

10th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 80y

19:35 Sligo

True Destiny

10st 10lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Winner of six races on the Flat in Britain; in good form over hurdles this summer; C&D winner and a clear second under a big weight over 3m at Kilbeggan, both on decent ground; finished last in a Flat handicap at Galway on Friday.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: PF-8PU

Last run: 2 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Latest win came over fences; shown little in two runs this term and pulled up over fences at Clonmel 10 days ago; questions to answer and unseated over fences on Friday.

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13

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, mistake 7th

33/1

9th

12

23rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 98y

19:40 Sligo

Chief Seattle

10st 2lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year but out of form of late, faller over fences the last twice; hard to be confident in.

16/1

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10

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 4lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year; poor lately; blinkers tried but others preferred.

25/1

Form: 0600-9

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Showed very little last term but signs of ability on her return last month on handicap debut; needs to build on that; new trip could suit.

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7th

9

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Gigantamax Eevee

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Matthew J Smith

Was running a fine race when falling at Listowel over 3m off this mark last time; still needs more to win but could get involved.

11/1

0

17

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Gigantamax Eevee

10st 13lb

J: James Smith

T: Matthew J Smith

in touch with leaders, prominent when ridden after 3 out, pressed leaders when fell 2 out

20/1

Form: 40723- BF

Last run: 301 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Improved since switch to handicaps and placed in last two starts; longer trip on return after 301 days off and market may be best guide.

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1st

13

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

18:40 Sligo

Sittingonthefence

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

in touch with leaders, disputing second after 6th, led after 3 out, clear when ridden after last, reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

13/2

11th

9

25th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 122y

19:08 Ballinrobe

Sittingonthefence

11st 1lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Stephen Gerard Carey

Improved since switch to handicaps and didn't run at all badly after 301 days away over 3m at Kilbeggan a month ago; could have been stretched by that trip; considered.

6/1

Form: 960-65

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Only win in 16 starts under rules came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; struggled over fences this term; wears first-time tongue-tie.

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9th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:28 Killarney

Repeat That

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael Butler

Hurdles winner off 87 two years ago; unplaced all seven starts over fences, beaten 24l over this trip on last chase start at Clonmel in June.

16/1

7th

12

10th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:00 Roscommon

Repeat That

10st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Michael Butler

prominent, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra run-in

25/1

6th

9

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Repeat That

11st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Michael Butler

Only win in 16 starts under rules came over 2m4f a couple of years ago; struggled over fences this term; wears first-time tongue-tie.

8/1

Form: 47P/0/

Last run: 423 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Promise in Britain a few years ago and point winner since; however, tailed off over fences when last seen 423 days ago and likely to need this; tongue-tie on.

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2

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

15:00 Plumpton

Le Boulevardier

11st 12lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Gary Moore

Landed a gamble for previous Irish stable when reportedly enjoying the drier ground over 3m at Ludlow (good to soft; these aids combined for first time), where he was up in the van throughout and won by 4.5l; raised 6lb and interesting to see what Gary Moore can do with him.

5/2

1st

4

27th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 174y

Class 5

14:15 Ludlow

Le Boulevardier

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Won a point but no joy as yet under rules (0-16) and hasn't shown much spark over hurdles or fences since returning from an absence; has travelled from Ireland but has a good bit to prove right now; cheekpieces (last worn in 2021) return.

14/1

Form: 2045P/

Last run: 682 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Best form over shorter trips on testing ground and likely to need this after 682 days off.

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8th

15

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Pino Boy

10st 13lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Mrs Ann Mooney

led, headed 8th, lost position before 9th

100/1

7th

11

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Pino Boy

10st 9lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Mrs Ann Mooney

Hurdle winner has shown little in two completed chase starts and isn't easy to fancy.

33/1

9th

7

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 0y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Pino Boy

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Mrs Ann Mooney

held up in rear

16/1

Form: 000-0

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Tailed off in four starts so far including handicap debut last month; plenty to prove but new trip may help.

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14th

18

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Tullig Wood

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

led narrowly, bad mistake 5 out, faced challenge 4 out, pushed along and headed after 3 out, soon weakened

9th

11

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Tullig Wood

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Thomas Cooper

Tailed off in four starts so far including handicap debut last month; plenty to prove but new trip may help.

20/1

16

13th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 96y

19:43 Sligo

Tullig Wood

10st 7lb

J: Mr S Tobin

T: Thomas Cooper

Ordinary form in maidens; big price when down the field at Clonmel on handicap debut; up against it; third reserve.

40/1

Form: 600-B9

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Shown very little in five starts under rules including handicap debut at Ballinrobe last month.

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10th

10

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Annie Bella

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: D M Christie

Shown very little in five starts under rules including handicap debut at Ballinrobe last month.

40/1

9th

8

30th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 13y

19:30 Ballinrobe

Annie Bella

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Well beaten in three maiden hurdles; declined the option to go handicapping before trying her luck over fences at Downpatrick, which didn't go well (brought down early); others appeal more.

20/1

9

19th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 55y

18:40 Downpatrick

Annie Bella

11st 5lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

in rear, brought down 1st

25/1

18/1

Form: 06P9-7

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Sole win came in a maiden hurdle in April 2021; tailed off in both handicap hurdle starts this term; shown nothing over this trip previously.

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16

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

15:23 Fairyhouse

War God

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: R Donohoe

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield 5th, weakened after 6th, in rear when pulled up before 3 out

50/1

12th

18

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

War God

10st 13lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

Record of 1-16 over hurdles and has been regressive this year; others preferred.

33/1

11th

16

21st Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 0y

17:05 Kilbeggan

War God

11st 1lb

J: Conor Owens

T: R Donohoe

disputed lead

14/1

8/1

Form: 780P-0

Last run: 46 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Shown very little in six starts under rules so far; markedly up in trip for handicap debut and pedigree suggests it may suit; market support worth noting; tongue-tie on.

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18

13th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 88y

16:15 Thurles

Janverlil

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear, detached and struggling when pulled up after 7th

14th

15

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

15:10 Limerick

Janverlil

11st 5lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Mare rated 80 and seems modest; has been off since July.

100/1

8th

9

13th Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 170y

17:35 Downpatrick

Janverlil

11st 2lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Little promise in maidens or on recent handicap debut and difficult to make a case for.

28/1

Form: 47600- D

Last run: 241 days

W: 11st 8lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Has a respectable record of 8-66 and feasibly treated on some form from last term but out of form when last seen; poor record fresh and this 12yo probably best watched for now.

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No Results Found

Form: 960PP-

Last run: 181 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

10-race maiden and pulled up in her last two starts; off 181 days and probably best watched; wears first-time cheekpieces.

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13

14th Jul 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Bessy Bradley

11st 5lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

Maiden is rated just 80 over hurdles and has no chance in this company on chasing debut.

200/1

0

13

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Bessy Bradley

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

midfield, not fluent on inner 6th, in touch with leaders 7th, prominent 5 out

16/1

14

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Bessy Bradley

11st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: Hugh Paul Finegan

10-race maiden and pulled up in her last two starts; off 181 days and probably best watched; wears first-time cheekpieces.

16/1

Form: P/0-0P

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Unplaced in nine rules starts and shown nothing in three runs for this yard.

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11

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Shackleton Island

10st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: I Madden

Either pulled-up or tailed off in eight starts since 2020; reported to have burst blood vessels at Galway last time; can be left out of calculations.

33/1

9th

6

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 54y

18:15 Galway

Shackleton Island

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: I Madden

Either pulled-up or tailed off in seven starts since 2020; can be left out of calculations.

100/1

OUR TIP

Form: /00-08

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

First reserve; missed all of 2022 and tailed off in four starts this term; best watched.

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11th

10

6th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Tipperary

Up The Club

11st 3lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: D E Fitzgerald

midfield, badly hampered 7th

20/1

17

19th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:10 Kilbeggan

Up The Club

11st 3lb

J: Robbie Geoghegan

T: D E Fitzgerald

First reserve; missed all of 2022 and tailed off in four starts this term; best watched.

8th

9

26th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 0y

18:15 Limerick

Up The Club

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D E Fitzgerald

midfield

66/1

Form: /008-0

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Second reserve; shown very little in 10 starts so far.

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6

11th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:20 Gowran Park

Saddle In The Rain

11st 12lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: D J Barry

midfield, not fluent 3rd, towards rear when slightly hampered 9th

100/1

12th

14

(12)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 4f 108y

15:50 Thurles

Saddle In The Rain

9st 0lb

J: Kyanna Van Buuren

T: D J Barry

Weak form on the Flat and over hurdles; impossible to make a case for him.

50/1

Form: /02-39

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Third reserve; point winner but 0-15 under Rules and tailed off over C&D when last seen.

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10th

11

19th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:35 Thurles

Tango Theatre

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Placed in staying handicaps over the summer including on softish ground at Limerick and chased home 15l winner Cathys Quest at Kilbeggan; tame Fairyhouse run on latest raises questions however.

14/1

6th

2

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:50 Fairyhouse

Tango Theatre

12st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

19-race maiden; remote second over 3m at Kilbeggan last month but went much closer in defeat prior to that at Limerick and again at Kilbeggan; versatile as to ground and no surprise should she go close once more.

6/1

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Non-runners

Kilmurry Jj, Up The Club, Saddle In The Rain, Tango Theatre

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Payout
Exacta €295.00
Straight Forecast €206.00
Tricast €1091.00
Trifecta €1768.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gigantamax Eevee

The Irish Sun:

Ranger Billy

POSTDATA:

True Destiny

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Father Jed