Today's racecards

Kilbeggan

  • 15:20 Athlone Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.40s
  • Off time: 15:22:06
15:20 Kilbeggan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Greatness 3/1
2nd The Parishioner (IRE) 6/1
3rd Zane Grey (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5132-P6 Emerald green & royal blue diabolo, royal blue sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green stars Katys Girl (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 b Mrs G Callaghan Mr F J Harford (7) 109 25/126.00
2 557/178- GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 232
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 p Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (5) 109 16/117.00
3 44450-5 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star Boxer Beat (IRE) 15
Nag me
7 11-8 t P W Flynn K J Quigley (7) 105 10/111.00
4 0/54331- MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Noble Call (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 pt P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 105 4/15.00
5 57355- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Parishioner (IRE) 113
Nag me
5 11-8 J E Kiely M P Walsh 105 6/17.00
6 4931-8 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Rasco (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-6 L Young R M Moran 103 20/121.00
7 U6147/0 ROYAL BLUE, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves & cap Dubawi Phantom 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 bt P J Gilligan B M Cash 102 33/134.00
8 026217- Red, red & white hooped sleeves, quartered cap Vinniespride (IRE) 263
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 t M M McNiff M P Butler (3) 101 14/115.00
9 50090-6 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silver Shuffle (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 11-3 p J G Coogan I J McCarthy (3) 100 20/121.00
10 P21134- Yellow, brown triple diamond & armlet, white cap Billybuster (IRE) 151
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 b William Delahunty Andrew J McNamara 98 12/113.00
11 05000- Emerald green & yellow chevrons, white cap Posh Frock (IRE) 51
Nag me
5 11-1 L Byrne A P Crowe 98 50/151.00
12 03184F- Light blue, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, light blue cap Zane Grey (IRE) 234
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 97 10/111.00
14 700- BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Greatness 22
Nag me
4 10-7 A J Martin D J Casey 97 3/14.00
16 76436-3 BLACK, red spots, emerald green cap Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 10-7 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 90 8/19.00
Non runners
131409-70Trazar (FR)710-12Shane NolanS A Shortall95
1588600P-Diesel Ten (IRE)410-2P O BradyReserve 192
17U00330-Island Villa (IRE)510-4Denis HoganReserve 387

Verdict

GREATNESS is only a four-year-old and hasn't shown much over timber in three runs but he's now on a handicap mark and produced an improved effort on the Flat last time so is handed the vote. He's up against some in-form rivals including Noble Call, who had been threatening to win over timber before doing so at Ballinrobe for which he's been raised 7lb. Billybuster completed a double in October and has had a break since a poor run at Tramore on New Year's Day but Zane Grey could be given a chance on his victory at Wexford in July, though that came on very fast going. Vinniespride invariably goes well here and, providing the ground doesn't ease, should be respected.