Kilbeggan

  • 18:25 Like Kilbeggan Racecourse On Facebook Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.50s
  • Off time: 18:25:51
18:25 Kilbeggan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alf Wright (IRE) 4/1
2nd Luimneach Abu (IRE) 3/1
3rd Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 52/0311- Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 194
Distance Winner
6 11-12 t Ms J Morgan Andrew J McNamara 116 5/16.00
2 10600-2 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Alf Wright (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
8 11-5 E Doyle A F O'Neill (7) 109 4/15.00
3 510F08- YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, red & emerald green hooped cap Ontheground (IRE) 223
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-5 T Foley R Loughran 109 16/117.00
4 022242- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Luimneach Abu (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-4 J P Broderick G N Fox (7) 108 3/14.00
5 449130- EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Invincible Don (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-2 J Morrison P F Mangan 106 8/19.00
6 1U6147/ ROYAL BLUE, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves & cap Dubawi Phantom 319
Distance Winner
7 11-1 t P J Gilligan R C Colgan 105 25/126.00
8 02/100P- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white diamonds Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 89
Distance Winner
7 10-13 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 103 10/111.00
9 83104F- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Drunken Counsel (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 10-12 h G Elliott D J Condon 102 8/19.00
10 45/3732- MAROON & WHITE HOOPS, maroon sleeves, striped cap Via Del Corso 8
Beaten Favourite
6 10-8 pt D M Kelly P Carberry 98 8/19.00
11 03600P- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, black & white hooped cap Rock County (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
10 10-6 bt E O'Grady P T Enright 96 20/121.00
12 90009- EMERALD GREEN Kind Offer (IRE) 33
6 9-13 D T Hughes G B Noonan (7) 89 28/129.00
13 0904/0- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Explosive Issues (IRE) 37
7 9-11 P Byrne A P Heskin (ex2) 87 50/151.00
Non runners
7346155-Sin Miedo (IRE)411-0Mrs J HarringtonR M Power112

Verdict

Ancient Sands is very consistent both on the Flat and over hurdles having won seven and been placed the same number of times in 26 career starts. He needed his opening run last season and may just be short of match practice after a long absence. He just about holds LUIMNEACH ABU on their 1-2 at Ballinrobe in September but the latter has the benefit of race sharpness. Ger Fox is excellent value for his claim and can steer his mount to victory. Via Del Corso has had a dozen starts over hurdles without winning though she's gone close on several occasions and should be scoring soon from this lowly mark. Alf Wright looks a big threat as he's just 1lb higher than when successful at Tramore in August.