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Kilbeggan - Monday - 26th June

Nap Of The Day – Petuna (6.25)

5.25 – Monarch - Book Online At Maiden Hurdle – Win 

Monarch has run well in his two starts over hurdles to date and will surely take all the beating. He chased home his better fancied stable companion Cook Islands at Punchestown in May and went closer again when losing out by the minimum margin to Willie Mullins’ Uradel at Listowel at the beginning of the month. That form looks fair enough and he is chosen ahead of Cinema De Quartier which was no match for the exciting Lac Kivu, another trained by Mullins, over a longer trip at Punchestown at the end of last month and Chasing Yesterday which was running for the first time since November of last year when third to Treasure Chest, a stable companion of the selection, and the subsequent Wexford winner Denham Sound over this course and distance three weeks ago. 

Exacta – 2-6 (Monarch/Cinema De Quartier)

Trifecta – 2-6-5 (Monarch/Cinema De Quartier/Chasing Yesterday)

5.55 – Mr Showtime - Add Kilbegganraces On Snapchat Novice Hurdle – Win 

Mr Showtime is the pick as he goes back up in trip. A bumper winner over two and a half miles at Roscommon early last month, he dropped down to two miles to win his maiden hurdle from the front at Limerick two weeks later and looks one to follow. Miss Sapphire lost out to the well-fancied Dont Kick Nor Bite over a shorter trip than this here three weeks ago and will be one for every shortlist along with the surprise Punchestown winner Tourboy which certainly appreciated the step up in trip last time. Foxearth can be fancied to an extent after his easy Downpatrick success while Baily Moon must also be considered as he will certainly have no problem with this distance.  

Exacta – 3-9 (Mr Showtime/Miss Sapphire)

Trifecta – 3-9-4 (Mr Showtime/Miss Sapphire/Tourboy)

6.25 – Petuna - Midlands National Ladies Day July 21st Handicap Hurdle – Win 

Petuna was fully deserving of her 8lbs hike for winning at Tipperary a month ago and is taken to follow up. She was having her first outing since July of last year when a good fourth at Cork at the beginning of May and built on that to score in great style at the next time of asking. She loves quick ground and can win again at the main expense of the four-year-old Zig Zag which finished runner-up on two starts last month and should appreciate this step back up in trip. Lachares might want softer ground and a bigger danger to the selection might come from course regular Jamie Sommers and Conduct Yourself which is another that will love the ground. Weather Watch was running for the first time since November when soundly beaten at Downpatrick nine days ago and he should do better this time. 

Exacta – 5-9 (Petuna/Zig Zag)

Trifecta – 5-9-8 (Petuna/Zig Zag/Weather Watch)

7.00 – Courtin Bb - Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar Handicap Hurdle (Division 1) – Each/Way 

Courtin Bb finally came good at Tramore at the beginning of the month and there must be a chance that a 6lbs penalty will not be enough to prevent him from winning again. He recovered from a mistake at the final flight to score nicely from subsequent Wexford winner Sir Jack Yeats and that appears to be the best recent form on offer. Top-weight Kiln Rock was a winner on good ground at Wexford last month and ran another big race when runner-up to Soul Season in rain sodden conditions at the same course last time. He looks a big danger and can be fancied ahead of Milestone Prince which was no match for Station Closed at Downpatrick last weekend. Kilderry Prince won over fences at Downpatrick early last month and is another to consider in an open race. 

Exacta – 8-1 (Courtin Bb/Kiln Rock)

Trifecta – 8-1-15 (Courtin Bb/Kiln Rock/Kilderry Prince)

7.30 – Pass The Ball - Greville Arms Hotel Mullingar Handicap Hurdle (Division 2) – Each/Way

Pass The Ball looks to have improved since he last ran over hurdles and might be on a nice mark. Once rated 100 over hurdles, he competes off just 85 now and arrives here after point-to-point wins at Stradbally and Ballingarry in recent weeks. Mountmellick Girl was running for the first time since October of last year when third to Billy Flight and Kilganer Queen at Ballinrobe at the end of last month and she is entitled to improve for that. Cairnshill has been a little busier and also finished third on his last start at Downpatrick and can be given a chance. Joint Reaction is absent since November of last year but is another to consider on this faster ground while top-weight One Can Cally is one more to note after an improved effort last time. 

Exacta – 6-5 (Pass The Ball/Mountmellick Girl)

Trifecta – 6-5-2 (Pass The Ball/Mountmellick Girl/Cairnshill)

8.00 – Potters Point - Carmel Fay Memorial Novice Chase – Win 

Potters Point looks the value bet. The step up back up in trip should suit and he is taken to confirm recent Roscommon form with Landofhopeandglory. There was half-a-length between the pair when they took third and fourth places respectively behind the smart Townshend and subsequent Wexford winner Peregrine Run two weeks ago and the selection is taken to come out on top again. Aspen Colorado took fifth place in that same race and looks well-held and a bigger danger is likely to come from Black Warrior which has been a beaten favourite on each of his two starts on fences but would have a chance on the best of his hurdles form. Dicosimo is overlooked and both Static Jack and Supreme Vinnie might just be bigger dangers. 

Exacta – 3-9 (Potters Point/Landofhopeandglory)

Trifecta – 3-9-5 (Potters Point/Landofhopeandglory/Black Warrior)

8.30 – Dont Kick Nor Bite - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Chase – Each/Way 

Dont Kick Nor Bite is on a hat-trick and stands out as he goes back chasing again. He is handicapped over fences on three runs on very different ground to this earlier in the year but is much improved over the smaller obstacles of late and was a winner at Cork in mid-April and again here earlier in the month. On this quicker ground, he gets a confident vote to win from top-weight Black Zambezi which won over this course and distance last month. Both his wins have come on yielding ground but if coping with these conditions he can reach the frame along possibly with the veteran Old Supporter which added to a couple of point-to-point wins with a solid success over a slightly longer distance at Tramore. Shake The Bucket is an interesting contender as he goes chasing for the first time in over a year while another to watch out for is Tisamystery. 

Exacta – 6-1 (Dont Kick Nor Bite/Black Zambezi)

Trifecta – 6-1-12 (Dont Kick Nor Bite/Black Zambezi/Old Supporter)

9.00 – Flying Home - Summer Party Pack Discount Group Booking INH Flat Race – Win 

Flying Home is a most unoriginal but perhaps the safest choice. He represents the biggest of yards and makes his debut in a race where newcomers are likely to dominate. Willie Mullins hasn't enjoyed the best of luck with his bumper runners of late but this half-brother to Bobarlee might just buck the recent trend. Getaway Rose is a notable opponent and should go well while Anytime Now is obviously another first-timer to watch out for. Of those with racecourse form, Motcomb Street sports new colours as he reappears for the first time since taking fourth place behind subsequent Kempton winner Irish Prophecy at Doncaster in November.  

Exacta – 3-13 (Flying Home/Getaway Rose)

Trifecta - 3-13-10 (Flying Home/Getaway Rose/Motcomb Street)