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Wexford Preview

Wexford Preview

Wexford plays host to the National Hunt racing this evening with a competitive card commencing at 17:40.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:    17:40 Cacheofgold can take this opening mares maiden hurdle for local trainer Liz Doyle.  The seven year old daughter of Goldwell finished a disappointing sixth on soft ground at […]

Leopardstown Preview

This evening’s action takes place at Leopardstown and Limerick.  Here are Martin Pennington’s views on the racing at the former:   17:25 Innish Man was given a gentle introduction under Pat Smullen when finishing third behind Toscanelli at Limerick over seven furlongs a month ago.  The son of Fastnet Rock was beaten six and a […]

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Ballinrobe Preview

The racing action switches to Ballinrobe for this evening and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington:   17:35 What Lies Ahead showed some decent form in bumpers and despite only finishing fifth of six on the flat at Leopardstown on her debut in this sphere at the start of the month she can take […]

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Tipperary Preview

The Galway Plate Trial is the feature race on Tipperary’s all National Hunt card today.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:35 Rich Coast can take this opening two mile maiden hurdle for the Noel Meade stable.  The six year old gelding has had just the three outings over hurdles […]

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The Curragh Preview

The Darley-sponsored Irish Oaks is the feature at The Curragh this eveningo n a card that also features two Group 3 events in addition to competitive maidens and handicaps.  After last nights successes at Kilbeggan here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   15:00 Parish Boy shaped as if in need of the experience […]

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Kilbeggan Preview

Kilbeggan plays host to the Midlands National this evening.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on that and the rest of the action in Westmeath:     17:55 The John Nicholson-trained Well Tuned is the sole penalised runner in this opening mares maiden hurdle having taken a bumper on good to firm ground at […]

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Killarney Day Four Preview

The fourth day of the Killarney Festival takes place today, here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:00 Absaroka hasn’t been seen in action since making her debut at Listowel on yielding to soft ground over a mile in September last year.  Eddie Harty’s four year old finished a fourteen length […]

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Day Three of the Killarney July meeting takes place this Wednesday.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the mixed card:   17:40 Tigris River has run well behind a couple of very useful performers in the shape of Ebanoran and Fascinating Rock in his two maiden outings thus far.  The most recent of those came […]

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Killarney Day One Preview

The first day of Killarney’s July meeting takes place on Monday. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   17:40 The opening contest on the card can go to the Kevin Prendergast-trained Herewego. The son of Clodovil got up late on to score by a neck in a thirteen runner affair at […]

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Cork Preview

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Cork Preview

Today’s National Hunt action takes place at Cork, here are Martin Pennington’s views on the action: 17:55 A chance is taken on pointing winner Marmaladeskies who should appreciate this step up in trip for trainer Willie Codd.  The seven year old belatedly got off the mark at Stradbally in May under the trainer’s brother Jamie […]

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Naas Preview

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Naas Preview

Naas plays host to Wednesday evenings action.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   18:00 Sexy Legs was the victim of strong support to justify favouritism in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot two and a half weeks ago and she is taken to get off the mark at […]

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Roscommon Preview

Roscommon stage the second day of their two day meeting with an all National Hunt card, here are the views of Martin Pennington on the racing:   17:50 Mizyen had subsequent maiden hurdle winner San Gabriel back in fourth when finishing runner-up behind Polished Rock in a conditions hurdle at Gowran Park a fortnight ago […]

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Bellewstown Day Three Preview

The final day of the Bellewstown July meeting for 2014 sees an all National Hunt card getting underway at 14:20.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the action:   14:20 The Parishioner gave the impression he had the potential to be considerably better than his handicap mark suggests when finishing runner-up o his second outing […]

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Bellewstown Day Two Preview

The second day of Bellewstown’s July Festival takes place on Saturday evening.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   17:20 Pat Martin’s horses have been in decent form of late and his Staccato Wolf can get off the mark at the first attempt in this opening two year old maiden.  The […]

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Bellewstown Day One Preview

The first day of Bellewstown’s three day meeting takes place this evening with a mixed flat and hurdles card. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the action:   17:50 Bad News Bear finished runner-up behind the very well supported Stay De Night on his third outing for trainer Ger Lyons. The three year […]

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Leopardstown Preview

Leopardstown stage their now weekly Thursday evening meeting later and here are Martin Pennington’s views on the action:   17:50 The speedily bred Oasis Dream filly Interlacing can make a winning debut on her first start for the powerful Dermot Weld stable.  The filly is out of the Hennessy mare Short Dance and with her […]

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Gowran Park Preview

Gowran Park plays host to Tuesday’s racing and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the action:    17:50 Crescent ran well to defy his 20/1 starting price when finishing a four length third behind Tombelaine on his debut at Leopardstown over seven furlongs in mid-June.  The son of Galileo had been reluctant to […]

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The Curragh Preview

The Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh is today’s big race, here is Martin Pennington’s view on that and the rest of the action in Kildare:   14;15 Pass The Trophy is taken to cause a minor upset here for the Paul Deegan stable.  The son of Iffraaj is closely related to a number of […]

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The Curragh Preview

The first day of the Irish Derby meeting takes centre stage today at The Curragh.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   17:25 Brown Bee shaped with promise on her debut behind Queen Nefertiti at Leopardstown a fortnight ago for the Ger Lyons stable.  The stables juveniles generally come on for […]

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Naas Preview

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Naas Preview

The listed Naas Oaks Trial takes centre stage at the County Kildare venue this evening.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on that and the rest of the action:   18:00 Indian Tomahawk is a half-brother to a couple of winning sprinters in the shape of Hada and Lithaam and with trainer Michael O’Callaghan […]

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