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Clonmel Preview

Clonmel Preview

Clonmel is the venue for Thursday’s racing with a competitive National Hunt card.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   14:15 War Of The Pennys has been running well for trainer Michael Cullen this Summer having finished first past the post at Tramore prior to being disqualified in a race awarded to Meldrum […]

Dettori to Rule The World?

Frankie Dettori will attempt to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a fourth time at Longchamp on Sunday after he was confirmed as the rider of Ruler Of The World, last year’s Derby winner, in the European season’s showpiece event. Ryan Moore, meanwhile, could yet pick up a ride in the race at […]

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“Just pure luck”: Stable lad who scooped £1million

From 2012 Stable lad Conor Murphy has spoken for the first time about becoming a millionaire after a £50 Cheltenham bet and described it as “just pure luck”. Conor, who hit the jackpot after backing five of his boss’s runners, placed the bet last December and “didn’t think much about it”. Lambourn-based trainer Nicky Henderson […]

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Meade And Mullins In October

A look at the performance of Noel Meade and Willie Mullins during October   Meade and Mullins in October   Qualifiers 2nd October Rolihlahla (W Mullins) 5.25 Clonmel

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The Curragh Preview

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The Curragh Preview

The Beresford Stakes provides the highlight on what looks a cracking afternoon’s racing at The Curragh this weekend.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   13:55 Portage represents the Michael Halford stable in this opening seven furlong maiden event.  The son of Teofilo finished runner-up behind East India on his debut […]

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Ballinrobe Preview

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Ballinrobe Preview

Ballinrobe plays host to Tuesday’s action and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington:    14:35 Credulous had previous winner Verawal behind him in third when finishing runner-up in a juvenile hurdle at Listowel last week.  Gordon Elliott’s charge was unraced on the flat but the son of Jeremy showed signs of promise when beaten […]

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Listowel Preview (Day Four)

Day Four of the Listowel Festival provides the highlight this coming Wednesday and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing in County Kerry: 14:25 Social Climber can take this opening two year old maiden for the Kevin Prendergast stable.  The son of Strategic Prince is making his debut here but with the […]

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Listowel Festival (Day Three)

Martin is taking a well deserved day off today, so Tony McCormick steps into the ‘fearless’ shoes… 2.35 Dermot Welds Spryt is taken to get off the mark here in this 2yo maiden. Beaten 9 1/2 L last time out over an inadequet 5f at Dundalk, the Invinsible Spirit gelding can be easily forgiven that […]

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Listowel Festival (Day Two)

Day Two of the Listowel Festival features a mixed flat and jumps card. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:35 Clutchingatstraws finished strongly when runner-up behind Joe Murphy’s Shepherd’s Purse in a six furlong maiden at The Curragh last month. Michael O’Callaghan’s filly raced towards the rear for much of […]

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Listowel Festival (Day One)

The first day of the Listowel Festival takes place this Sunday afternoon.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   14:10 Deise Vu found only the useful Gold Patrol too good when making his debut in a point-to-point at Cregg on good to firm ground back in October.  The son of Brian Boru led […]

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Kilbeggan Preview

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Kilbeggan Preview

Kilbeggan plays host to the evening action this coming Friday.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   16:25 Captain Carleton has finished runner-up on all three of his hurdles outings to date.  The five year old gelding had Landau in front of him when beaten a length and a quarter in an eight […]

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Roscommon Preview

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Roscommon Preview

Roscommon plays host to Monday evening’s racing with a competitive mixed Flat and National Hunt card. Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   16:45 Looper ran well on debut when finishing a three quarters of a length third behind Cape Clear Island over six furlongs at Fairyhouse back in July. The daughter of […]

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Wexford Preview

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Wexford Preview

Saturday afternoon’s racing takes place at Wexford with an all flat and bumper card.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:    14:35 The return to good ground can see Comtesse score at the third time of asking under jockey Pat Smullen.  The daughter of Champs Elysees finished runner-up behind Ponfeigh on her debut […]

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Bellewstown Preview

The first day of Bellewstown’s two day August meeting takes place this Wednesday with a competitive eight race card commencing at 16:10.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   16:10 The change in tactics to front running failed to aid Enter The Priory’s chances when she took on a previous winner […]

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Downpatrick Preview

Downpatrick are due to play host to Monday’s racing and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:30 Captain Carleton has yet to score in three outings under rules since transferring from point-to-point’s this Summer. The five year old son of Artan finished runner-up at Down Royal on his debut over […]

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Killarney Preview (Day Three)

Day three of the Killarney July meeting takes place on Friday evening. Here are Martin Pennington’s views on the racing:   17:00 Soebroto ran well on his penultimate outing when finishing runner-up behind Toscanelli in an eight runner maiden at Limerick over seven furlongs. The son of Henrythenavigator was sporting the first time visor on […]

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Killarney Preview (Day Two)

The second day of the Killarney August meeting takes place on Thursday evening.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   17:10 Sinndar Sandy ran well when trying a mile for the first time on yielding to soft ground at Galway in a competitive looking event.  Matty Tynan’s charge was held up throughout the […]

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Killarney Preview (Day One)

The first day of Killarney’s August meeting sees an all flat card highlighted by a listed contest over a mile. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   17:10 Postulation can build on his second behind Jamaica at the Galway Festival in this opening juvenile maiden. The son of Harlan’s Holiday was […]

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Roscommon Preview

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Roscommon Preview

Roscommon plays host to this evening’s racing with a mixed flat and hurdles card. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   17:10 Belle Et Bete looks the most obvious winner of this opening auction race with race conditions suiting her well. The daughter of Big Bad Bob is clearly held in […]

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Tramore Preview

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Tramore Preview

The second day of Tramore’s August meeting takes place this Friday evening.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   17:15 Ellaway Rose is a tentative selection in this opening mares maiden hurdle.  The six year old is a long standing maiden having failed to score in twenty three starts thus far.  However her […]

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