Kilbeggan Preview 18/07/14
Kilbeggan host a seven race card this evening with the first going to post at 5:55pm on going described as Good (watered).
A maiden hurdle kicks off proceedings with Padraig’s Joy the likely favourite. He looks the obvious one if he’s able to cut out the mistakes, with the drop back in trip in his favor. Well Tuned is a consistent sort who should run his race once again.
Powder Hound holds an obvious chance in what looks an average maiden hurdle. He brings some strong from into this having finished runner up to subsequent G1 scorer Abyssial on his hurdles debut last autumn. Poetic Lord could be the one to follow him home for trainer Dessie Hughes who does particularly well at this venue.
The third on the card is a competitive handicap hurdle over 2m. Vinniespride won his maiden hurdle this time last year over C+D and having ran with a lot of credit last time in a better race, he gets the vote having only been raised 3lb. Front runner The Black Runner is turned out quickly having finished fourth at Sligo on Sunday , Barry Geraghty a notable jockey booking for that one.
The next on the card is a 3m handicap hurdle with fifteen runners going to post. Top weight Dark Outsider ran an encouraging race to finish second just under a week ago suggesting he’s well up to winning at this level. Recent winners Top Chief and Down Time are also likely to play a role along with Montoya’s Son who reverts back from fences.
Smart hurdler Seefood tries his hand over the larger obstacles once again having put in two ordinary efforts last Autumn. Presenting Beara, however, is the interesting one having finished second to Pageboy on his penultimate start and if his jumping holds up, he looks one of the more likelier ones.
The feature event is next up, the Midlands National worth €50,000. Fever Pitch got back to winning ways last time over 2m4f at this venue and with the step up in trip no worry, he holds a leading chance. Muirhead is another who should play a part having blown away the cob webs over month ago at Punchestown, Noel Meade looks to have kept him for this too.
Tempest Missile has had two chances already to get off the mark and with her odds likely to be skinny, she looks opposable. Wilde Breeze could run well for trainer Tim Doyle.
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