Kilbeggan

  • 19:30 Athlone Flat Race2m 3f 110y

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.30s
  • Off time: 19:30:39
19:30 Kilbeggan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oiche Maith (IRE) 7/1
2nd The Rite Article (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
3 2396/2 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Notorious Villain (IRE) 47
Nag me
7 12-0 Michael Mulvany R P McNamara 3/14.00
4 3FFU-33 BLACK & YELLOW CHEVRONS, black sleeves, yellow cap Oiche Maith (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 12-0 Miss T L Cogan Mr D Skehan (7) 7/18.00
5 25F3-43 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Real Man Of War (IRE) 93
Nag me
5 12-0 R P Rath Mr R James (7) 6/42.50
6 4825 Red, white disc, white stars on sleeves, red cap Supreme Vinnie (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 12-0 t Miss D O'Shea Ms N Carberry 7/24.50
7 6/046-6 ROYAL BLUE, red seams, red cap The Rite Article (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 12-0 J P Fahey Mr M Fahey (3) 14/115.00
8 F1PP- WHITE, orange disc & sleeves, orange cap Patsy's Benefit (IRE) 152
Nag me
6 11-7 t1 W G Rankin Mr F Maguire (7) 20/121.00
9 White, emerald green chevron, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Rock Me Mama (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-7 Michael John Murphy Mr M J Scallan (7) 28/129.00
Non runners
1Fluffball (IRE)612-0Mrs John B RossMr N Gault
2Gigis Alright (IRE)512-0N DoolyP A O'Sullivan

Verdict

Notorious Villain did better when dropped to 2m at Tipperary while Oiche Maith ran reasonably well over the course and distance last month. This looks a question of whether REAL MAN OF WAR (NAP) will stay the trip as his overall form is superior to that of these rivals. He finished a close second in a point-to-point in December so should have few problems and looks the one to be on. Supreme Vinnie looked a certain future winner when beaten a neck by the long odds-on Tempest Missile over this track and trip in July but he ran poorly at Cork a month ago.