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19:25 Kilbeggan

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Kieran Kelly Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 3m 0f 100y
  • 11 runners
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Kieran Kelly Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.60
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 55-F19 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Looked set to win when falling over fences at Punchestown in June; then won over hurdles at Sligo but below form at Galway since; a big player back over fences; is at her best on good ground so won't want too much rain and/or watering.

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8th

2

11th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:28 Down Royal

Menindee

11st 11lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Five-time winner; three of them this summer, two when bouncing back from sub-standard efforts; needs to do the same here having been pulled-up at Cheltenham last month but capable of doing so.

14/1

0

8

27th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

16:30 Cheltenham

Menindee

11st 10lb

J: Mr R James

T: D M Christie

Northern Irish challenger who made a successful return to fences at Roscommon (2m5f, heavy) despite her preference for a longer trip and drier ground; a thorough test around here should be up her street.

12/1

1st

3

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 5f 63y

17:05 Roscommon

Menindee

11st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

jumped well, led, briefly headed after 5th, disputed lead after 8th, led clearly when ridden and switched left after 3 out, kept on well run-in

6/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 5-1225 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Won over fences at Wexford and good runs in defeat since, including over hurdles last time at Sligo; can run well again if holding her form.

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6th

4

27th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Goodnightngodbless

11st 8lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J Motherway

soon towards rear, niggled along briefly after 9th, headway and prominent on inner 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened before 2 out

8/1

0

3

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Goodnightngodbless

11st 7lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J Motherway

Strong stayer; consistent since finally making the breakthrough over fences at Wexford in May and form of latest second at Kilbeggan has worked out; goes well for this rider but record at this venue wouldn't instill you with confidence.

4/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 53-272

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate (1-33 over hurdles; 0-7 over fences) but was a close second in a Tipperary handicap chase last time; 3lb higher but capable of another good run.

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0

3

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Room To Roam

11st 13lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

Model of consistency this summer and rewarded for that consistency at Sligo last month when clear from two out in 2m5f handicap on soft; 8lb rise takes him to career-high chase mark so more needed.

5/1

1st

1

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 47y

16:30 Sligo

Room To Roam

12st 0lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: John C McConnell

jumped well, raced in second early, lost second but prominent after 1st, went second again 5th, led after 8th

7/2

4th

3

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 110y

17:10 Downpatrick

Room To Roam

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

didn't always jump with fluency, held up in rear

9/2

Form: 222131 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

In fine form over hurdles and fences lately; took advantage of a low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick last time after winning over fences at Perth; can be relied upon to run his race and a player.

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7th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Walking The Walk

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Took advantage of low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick in July (2m6f) before fading tamely back over fences at Kilbeggan; ideally wants it softer so any rain welcome and 12lb higher for Limerick win.

9/2

4th

2

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Walking The Walk

12st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

In fine form over hurdles and fences lately; took advantage of a low hurdles mark to win easily at Limerick last time after winning over fences at Perth; can be relied upon to run his race and a player.

4/1

1st

5

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

18:35 Limerick

Walking The Walk

11st 7lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

In a competitive run of form over hurdles and fences, with his win coming in a 3m chase at Perth; rated lower over hurdles and was second in his latest attempt at Down Royal in June (three starts back); with trip/ground fine he's solid.

9/4

Form: F85P-6

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Dual point' winner has shown some ability in four starts over fences; not a bad hurdle run on comeback last time and can't be ruled out.

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0

5

15th Sep 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:55 Ballinrobe

Gonedairy

11st 10lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: D E Prendergast

Dual winning pointer was decent second in 2m6f Limerick beginners' last summer; well held in pair of handicaps last month.

16/1

10th

3

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Gonedairy

11st 11lb

J: Niall Prendergast

T: D E Prendergast

Dual point' winner has shown some ability in five chase starts but was poor over C&D last time and others are preferred.

28/1

5th

9

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Gonedairy

11st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: D E Prendergast

Dual point' winner has shown some ability in four starts over fences; not a bad hurdle run on comeback last time and can't be ruled out.

12/1

Form: 400-0P

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

In poor form and can't be fancied from 5lb out of the handicap.

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1st

13

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:35 Sligo

Any Day Now

10st 13lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

raced wide, prominent, pressed leader 2nd, not fluent 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon led

20/1

10th

19

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 55y

17:40 Galway

Any Day Now

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Edward Cawley

Maiden has been well beaten over hurdles and fences recently, so needs much more with blinkers tried.

50/1

6th

12

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Any Day Now

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Edward Cawley

In poor form and can't be fancied from 5lb out of the handicap.

50/1

Form: 3P37-1 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Won a 2m4f maiden hurdle here last time; has run well at times over fences, though hit and miss; however, races off an attractive chase mark on handicap debut in this sphere and go well if at best.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Hardwired

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: T M Walsh

pressed leader on inner, left in lead 2 out, soon headed and ridden, kept on well and led again towards finish

5/2

1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

15:35 Punchestown

Hardwired

10st 8lb

J: Mr A Harvey

T: T M Walsh

Made a belated breakthrough in a maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan last July; tailed off in a handicap chase at the same venue in August; different proposition when scoring over a trip just short of 3m at this venue in October; well back under a hold-up ride brought down three out at Naas nine weeks ago.

4/1

Form: 12138/

Last run: 644 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Three-time chase winner but seems best watched on return from a long absence unless there is market support.

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7th

6

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Black Samurai

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Sean Aherne

Three wins in 2021; missed last year and has taken a while to find anything like his best form again since his return in August; positive display at Punchestown two weeks ago, led until making a bad mistake two out, just lost second place behind an easy winner.

11/2

3rd

3

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

Black Samurai

11st 10lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Sean Aherne

led, bad mistake and headed 2 out, no extra and lost second final 110yds

16/1

1

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:25 Clonmel

Black Samurai

12st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Sean Aherne

Three wins between May and August in 2021; missed last year and has failed to find his form again since his return in August; best on good ground or with some ease.

20/1

Form: /0/3-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict

Maiden over fences but has run well in defeat at this track over hurdles and fences; however, was tailed-off on return at Killarney last time.

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0

7

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Napoleon Blue

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: R P Burns

Maiden over fences but has run well in defeat at this track over hurdles and fences; however, was tailed-off on return at Killarney last time.

28/1

11th

2

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Napoleon Blue

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: R P Burns

Has had only one run in two years, a decent third in a handicap chase at Kilbeggan last August; will have to be tuned up on return for a new yard.

14/1

3rd

8

6th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Napoleon Blue

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Adrian Murray

midfield, headway 2 out (usual 3 out), pushed along disputing third after last (usual 2 out), ridden and ran on well run-in, not reach leaders

12/1

Form: PU3P0F

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

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

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0

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

0

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: 048-50

Last run: 74 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Maiden after 19 starts was well beaten over hurdles recently and others preferred.

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4th

2

23rd Oct 2023

Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 5

14:45 Plumpton

Highland Sting

10st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

didn't jump with fluency, always behind, lost touch back straight, tailed off

11/4

4th

9

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Highland Sting

10st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

22-race maiden; remote ninth over hurdles at Kilbeggan last time, previously 38l fourth in a chase at the same venue.

16/1

9th

5

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:47 Kilbeggan

Highland Sting

11st 7lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €264.00
Straight Forecast €218.30
Tricast €1414.00
Trifecta €1106.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Walking The Walk

SPOTLIGHT:

Menindee

The Irish Sun:

Room To Roam

TOPSPEED:

Walking The Walk

POSTDATA:

Walking The Walk