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The Shortlister At Cork

Interesting Bank Holiday card at Cork today, talented amateurs, INH Flat races, Competitive Hurdles and  a Hunter Chase bonanza 1.55 Charles Magnes (5/2), Are You Listening (20/1)    2.25 Chestnut Friar (14/1), Pops Well (12/1) 2.55 A Decent Excuse (9/1), Definite Elegance (14/1), Roisin Dubh (18/1) 3.30 Cork Citizen (9/1), Fence Me In (4/1), Likeable […]

Fairyhouse Preview

The Powers Gold Cup is the highlight of today’s Fairyhouse card. Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on that and the rest of the racing in County Meath:   14:40 Bold Conquest finished a solid third behind Desertmore Stream on his most recent outing at Clonmel earlier in the month and Dessie Hughes charge […]

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Cork Preview

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Cork Preview

Cork stage a competitive seven race card later today – here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   14:25 The speedily bred Rapid Applause can take this opening two year old maiden for Curragh trainer Michael O’Callaghan. The colt, a son of Rapid Applause is a half-brother to the useful sprinting juvenile […]

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Dundalk Preview

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Dundalk Preview

Dundalk takes centre stage this evening with a competitive looking card, here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington:   17:45 Trainer John Feane has a good record at this track in recent seasons with five wins from nine starters and his Cleveland Street can take this opening two year old maiden.  The son of Windsor […]

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Tramore Preview

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Tramore Preview

Tramore stage the second day of their April meeting this evening and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the action:   16:35 Halling’s Treasure has run well in his four outings over hurdles thus far finishing in the frame on each occasion.  The four year old son of Halling should appreciate this better […]

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Tramore Preview

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Tramore Preview

ramore stage the first day of their two day April meeting on Sunday.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the card:   14:25 Cacheofgold has had just the one start under rules, that coming when a disappointing tenth of twenty at Gowran Park last month.  That marked the seven year old daughter of […]

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Navan Preview

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Navan Preview

The Ballysax Stakes takes centre stage at Navan today, here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the Meath venues first flat meeting of 2014:   14:00 Peggy’s Leg shaped well last season without winning including in the first time blinkers at The Curragh over seven furlongs back in October.  The Jessica Harrington-trained daughter of […]

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Wexford Preview

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Wexford Preview

Evening racing returns to Wexford today, here are the views of Martin Pennington the racing which commences at 16:20:   16:20 Hurler And Farmer disappointed on his most recent outing on the flat at Leopardstown earlier this month but had earlier been beaten just a head by today’s rival Snowell in a yielding ground handicap […]

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Limerick Preview

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Limerick Preview

Limerick stage the second day of their two day meeting with an all flat race meeting for their sold-out Student Race Day.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   13:55 Bush Pilot has the strongest form in this opening maiden contest and Dermot Weld’s charge can open his account on his […]

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Limerick Preview

Limerick stage the first day of their two day meeting this Wednesday.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   13:45 Tawseef ran well when third over three furlongs further than today’s two mile trip here last Month and the son of Monsun can register a first hurdles victory at the fourth […]

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The Shortlister At Cork

Many people busy today, The Shortlister returns to have a look at Cork… I love the start of the flat, a lot of notes for my book and a bit of value to be found, but also you must be disciplined and not betting for the sake of it, which is why I must opt […]

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Gowran Park Preview

Gowran Park stage their first flat meeting of the season this afternoon.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the action: 13:45 Supernatural ran well at a big price for trainer Charles O’Brien when finishing third to Iveagh Gardens at The Curragh on the opening day of the season where the daughter of Mastercraftsman […]

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Clonmel Preview

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Clonmel Preview

Clonmel host a twilight fixture this coming Thursday, here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the action.   16:10 The Mystro has been consistent enough in his first three outings over hurdles to suggest that he can get off the mark at the fourth attempt in this opening maiden event.  The five year old […]

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Leopardstown Preview

Leopardstown stage their second meeting in four days this afternoon/evening and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington:   15:40 As ever at this time of year the Tommy Stack yard are going well and they are represented by the Danehill Dancer filly Waltzing Matilda in this opening mile maiden contest.  The Paul Shanahan and […]

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Leopardstown Preview

Leopardstown stage their first flat meeting of the season this Sunday, here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the seven race card:   14:10 She’s Mine ran well to be beaten seven lengths by Balansiya on her debut over seven furlongs at this venue back in November.  John Oxx’s filly is from the first […]

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Navan Preview

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Navan Preview

There’s a massive Jackpot rollover taking place at Navan on Saturday.  These are the view of Martin Pennington for jackpot hunters: 14:15 Painted Lady has been knocking on the door with regards to a first victory of her career in recent times and that can come in this opening mares maiden hurdle.  The five year […]

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Dundalk Preview

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Dundalk Preview

Racing takes place at Dundalk this Friday evening and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing:   18:15 Passified Lady can make a winning handicap debut here for Pat Martin and jockey Conor Hoban.  The daughter of Speightstown ran well behind Diamond Stilettos on her debut over five furlongs at Tipperary last […]

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Cork Preview

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Cork Preview

Cork plays host to this afternoons racing with a seven race card getting underway at 14:45.  Here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the action:   14:45 The drop back in trip here looks likely to suit the Willie Mullins-trained Shamsikhan judged on his two outings over hurdles thus far this season.  The five […]

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First Day Of The Flat At The Curragh

Stakes to a minimum today, being the first day of the flat. Plenty of watching to be done, with notebook’s at the ready. 2.10 Will be taking a chance on Beach Belle here from the Kevin Prendergast yard, while each way faith in Master Planner may reap rewards. 2.40 The two Dermot Weld horses catch […]

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Dundalk Preview

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Dundalk Preview

Dundalk’s weekly Friday evening fixture takes place later today and here are the thoughts of Martin Pennington on the racing: 18:15 Connacht Council ran well on his return to action when chasing home Reckless Lad at the end of last month.  Willie McCreery’s charge finished a length and a quarter second on that occasion, his […]

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