Kilbeggan

  • 18:45 Cornaher Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €735 4th €420
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.60s
  • Off time: 18:45:51
18:45 Kilbeggan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Ben (IRE) 9/2
2nd Vivaldi (IRE) 18/1
3rd Teak (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46250-1 BLACK, pink star, pink cap, black stars Lend A Hand Son (IRE) 13
6 11-12 M Hourigan Andrew J McNamara 116 7/18.00
2 53234-0 Orange & light blue quartered, dark blue sleeves, white cap Vivaldi (IRE) 20
6 11-11 J J Lambe E J O'connell (5) 115 18/119.00
3 733UF4- WHITE, red chevron, diabolo on sleeves, red star on cap Dashing Ruby (IRE) 224
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-5 P W Flynn P E Corbett (7) 109 12/113.00
4 51F/0-01 YELLOW, black braces, yellow & white striped cap Knockreigh (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-5 C Bowe Mr H D Dunne (7) 109 8/19.00
6 541P3/0- WHITE, purple diamond, quartered cap Sher Beau (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
12 11-5 M Kelly B M Cash 109 25/126.00
7 96p08-6 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars Skylancer 29
7 11-5 J J Lambe R C Colgan 109 15/28.50
8 120595/ EMERALD GREEN, emerald green & red halved sleeves, quartered cap Gallant Light 395
7 11-4 t John Cullen Mr M A Rogan (7) 108 20/121.00
9 39113-5 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Doransfirth (IRE) 20
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-3 t D M Kelly P D Kennedy (5) 107 6/17.00
10 4672/32- Light blue & red hoops, halved sleeves, red cap Lord Ben (IRE) 34
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 H De Bromhead D N Russell 105 9/25.50
11 P/3UFP0- EMERALD GREEN, red sash, black sleeves, black cap, red star Oh So Humbel (IRE) 78
9 11-0 t1 B R Hamilton A P Thornton (3) 104 25/126.00
12 37F81- ROYAL BLUE, orange cross of lorraine, orange cap Schinkel (IRE) 37
6 10-13 D T Hughes B J Cooper (3) 103 10/111.00
13 00/5000- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Moonlight Sapphire 265
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-12 pt J F O'Shea S G McDermott 102 20/121.00
14 08930-3 Red & royal blue stripes, red sleeves, royal blue cap Passing Through 20
7 10-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 102 9/110.00
15 61770-0 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Run Along Boy 13
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-11 K Purcell T J Doyle 101 25/126.00
16 700-3 RED & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Teak (IRE) 12
4 10-4 t A Maguire S J Hassett (3) 94 8/19.00
Non runners
572S144-Queen Of Cool (IRE)711-5T DoyleM P Burke109
170012F0/Happy Reunion (IRE)810-10P W FlynnReserve 1100
18265460-Shady Gloom (IRE)610-10E McNamaraReserve 2100
196407P-4Sea Master (IRE)710-9I MaddenReserve 399

Verdict

Lend A Hand Son likes fast ground as he showed when scoring at Sligo but a 7lb rise may prove his undoing. Winning point-to-pointer KNOCKREIGH had been racing over longer trips before tackling this C&D last month and he could hardly have been more impressive. He makes his handicap debut and, though not exactly thrown in, there appears plenty more to come. Doransfirth was in fine form on quick ground last summer but the handicapper may have hold of her and a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Lord Ben, who built up a long lead at Tramore last time before being caught close home and may be ridden with more restraint this time. Schinkel and Passing Through are others to consider in a wide-open event.