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Punchestown Preview

Punchestown Preview

Punchestown host Wednesday afternoon’s meeting and here are Martin Pennington’s views on the racing:    13:05 Mr Diablo was impressive in winning a good ground bumper here back in May by thirteen lengths from Sir Scorpion who’d previously finished runner-up behind the useful looking Moon Racer in a valuable contest at Fairyhouse.  The son of […]

Galway Preview

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Galway Preview

The second of Galway’s two day meeting takes place this Monday.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:    13:35 Lord Scoundrel seems to be getting the hang of racing having won his last two under wildly different ground conditions for trainer Gordon Elliott.  The five year old gelding took his fifth […]

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Thurles Preview

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Thurles Preview

Thurles plays host to a small but select seven race card this Thursday.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:15 Dazzling Susie should prove hard to beat here for trainer John Phelan if employing her usual front running tactics.  The daughter of Stowaway was ridden with slightly more restraint than […]

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Punchestown Preview

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Punchestown Preview

The second day of Punchestown’s two day midweek meeting features a number of intriguing races.  Here are Martin Pennington’s views on the racing:      14:15 Roscommon bumper winner Fill Your Hands finished a promising third of five behind Egyptian Warrior when making his hurdling debut at the Listowel Festival last month.  Tony Martin’s charge […]

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Fairyhouse Preview

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Fairyhouse Preview

National Hunt takes centre stage at Fairyhouse this Saturday with a competitive card getting under way at 14:15. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:      14:15 Redrobin has run well on his three hurdling outings to date finishing runner-up last time out behind Jamesmicheal at Roscommon at the end of […]

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Dundalk Preview

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Dundalk Preview

The weekly Dundalk evening fixtures started last month and here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on Friday evening’s racing:   17:40 Blackbriar has been keeping decent company in her first season racing. The daughter of Kyllachy got off the mark at the seventh time of asking at Cork at the start of August having previously contested […]

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Tramore Preview

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Tramore Preview

Tramore returns this Thursday with a seven race card getting under way with a maiden hurdle at 14:45.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:45 Eoin Doyle’s runners are always to be respected at this venue and he saddles the five year old Shaiyzar in this opening contest.  The son […]

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The Sales Beckon For Pale Mimosa

A close fourth in last year’s Long Distance Cup on Champions Day at Ascot, Pale Mimosa has enjoyed another fine season in the staying ranks, with her defeat of the Queen’s Estimate in the Lonsdale Cup at York in August the undoubted highlight. She came up narrowly short when favourite to claim Group One glory […]

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Sizing V Rebel Is On!

Mick Winters is keen to give Rebel Fitz one more run before a potentially mouthwatering Christmas clash with Sizing Europe at Leopardstown. Writes The Irish Field After making a successful return from injury on the Flat at Listowel last month, the Grade One-winning nine-year-old returned to jumping action in the Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary and again […]

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Tipperary Preview

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Tipperary Preview

Tippery plays host to this afternoon’s racing with a competitive card featuring a couple of decent looking beginners chases:   14:25 Cloudy Rock came to rules racing with a big reputation following an easy success in a Kinsale point-to-point last October.  The daughter of Cloudings has twice been a beaten odds-on favourite with efforts at […]

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Rebel Fitz Wins Istabraq Hurdle

From irishracing.com He may not have always been super slick at his flights but that couldn’t detract from another quality performance from Rebel Fitz as he landed odds of 30/100 under Barry Geraghty in the Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary.Mick Winters’ star chased second favourite Darwins Fox through this two miler and he took […]

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Gowran Park Preview

The Grade 2 PWC Champion Chase sees the seasonal debut of Sizing Europe and provides the highlight of an all National Hunt card at Gowran Park this Saturday.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on that and the rest of the racing at the picturesque venue:    14:25 Bay Hill made a promising hurdling debut when […]

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Clonmel Preview

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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 […]

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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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