Evening action in Kilbeggan and the Willie Mullins-trained Robin Des Foret, a prolific winner over hurdles and beaten a half-length by Light That over an inadequate trip of two miles in Punchestown last time, is the choice in the Carmel Fay Memorial Novice Chase.
Paul Townend’s mount gets the nod over Le Martalin, outpointed by Cadmium in Roscommon last time but successful earlier in Killarney when beating two subsequent winners, Hardback and Ornua.
Although a last flight mistake by runner-up Turbo helped, Gordon Elliott’s Ravenhill got off the mark in Downpatrick last time and, with the step up to three miles and a furlong expected to help, he’s napped to land the Add Kilbegganraces On Snapchat Novice Hurdle.
And Elliott runs an interesting newcomer in the bumper, English point-to-point winner Present In Court, which will carry the familiar colours Of Qatar Racing, successful when Pallasator gave Elliott his first Royal Ascot success in the ‘Queen Alexandra’ on Saturday. Market support would be significant.
Peter O’Hehir’s tips for Kilbeggan
8.00.Robin Des Foret
9.00.Present In Court
Double: Ravenhill and Robin Des Foret.
O’Hehir’s Longshot: Cher Why Not (7.00)