Today's racecards

Kilbeggan

  • 17:30 Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle2m 3f 110y

  • Winner €12,074 2nd €2,800 3rd €1,225 4th €700
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.80s
  • Off time: 17:30:49
17:30 Kilbeggan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swiftmarc (IRE) 14/1
2nd War Of The Pennys (IRE) 8/1
3rd Swantykay (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 521B43 WHITE, royal blue chevron & slvs, striped cap Fethard Player (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 h W F Treacy S J Crimin (4) 123 11/26.50
2 0-13622 Emerald green, yellow sash, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap, emerald green star War Of The Pennys (IRE) 21
Nag me
6 11-2 M Cullen K C Sexton 115 8/19.00
3 U29016 White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 R Murphy J S McGarvey (2) 114 12/113.00
4 2377-04 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-13 N Meade J J Burke (2) 112 5/16.00
5 1-36155 RED & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, yellow sleeves, red & black hooped cap Eight Till Late (IRE) 8
Nag me
6 10-12 P Casey B Hayes 111 6/17.00
6 2P1P12 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, royal blue & white striped sleeves, black & yellow striped cap Curragh Golan (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 p G J Power John Winston (4) 110 8/19.00
7 P-62784 WHITE, maroon disc, maroon sleeves, striped cap Point The Toes (IRE) 11
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9 10-10 pt Mark Fahey S E Butler (2) 109 12/113.00
8 641201 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Swantykay (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 10-9 G Elliott L P Dempsey (4) 108 4/15.00
9 FU-PF47 Emerald green & red quartered, diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Playtime Ben (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-7 D E Fitzgerald B R Dalton 106 16/117.00
10 158/15-0 PURPLE, yellow sash, striped cap Swiftmarc (IRE) 92
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-7 D T Hughes I J McCarthy 106 14/115.00

Verdict

Luke Dempsey, who has ridden plenty of winners as an apprentice on the Flat, can use his claim as a conditional over jumps and looks to have picked up a fine ride on SWANTYKAY. Gordon Elliott's charge has been in excellent form and his only recent blemish came when impeded at the Galway Festival and this can prove within his capabilities. Fethard Player is 13lb higher than when scoring at Ballinrobe in June while War Of The Pennys makes his handicap debut with a big weight. Mrs Mac Veale scored over fences at Tramore last month and that's probably where her future lies, a remark that also applies to Six Stone Ned, placed in Grade 3 company in novice chases in October. The latter was behind Curragh Golan at Bellewstown last time and is unlikely to reverse the form as Garret Power's charge only just failed to concede Cassells Rock 6lb and looks the main threat here.