These eyecatchers have shown enough so try not to miss them.

Kilbeggan is a very progressive all national hunt track where the form often carries well onto other venues in the country.

With that in mind it could be useful to keep an eye on Brian’s Express following his good run there over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Popping over hurdles for the third time the 6 year old Alderbrook gelding has shown a glimmer of ability for Co Tipperary based Leslie Young to merit interest at a future date.

Prominently ridden by Robbie Moran to finish fifth at 33/1 in the colours of Margaret Marshall I am not sure where he might race next but he is one to keep in mind.

The same card saw Henry De Bromhead pop Zane Grey over hurdles with the Flemensfirth 7 year old gelding finish third in the 2 mile handicap hurdle under Andrew Lynch.

Previously successful over hurdles in the trainers wife’s colours at Wexford last July he seems to enjoy summer racing ground with the good ground on offer at Kilbeggan to his liking.

Having also jumped a fence in public, options are open for Co Waterford based De Bromhead to race this summer with this horse.

Named after an American novelist of the early 20th century there just might be another story in this.

With few enough horses around that can easily switch codes from flat to jumps, it always pays to stay on the right side of one when in form.

Co Cork based Terence O’Brien seems to be able to get the best out of the 10 year old Alderbrook gelding proving it with a 20/1 win at Listowel on the same Bank Holiday Sunday.

Ridden by Rory Cleary they just carried the day to win by a short head. I first noticed this horse when he won on the all weather at Dundalk in December having previously run unsuccessfully over fences at the November Cheltenham meeting!

A winner over hurdles and fences in the past , O’Brien mostly likely has a plan for the horse and it should be worth following.

John Kiely always has a nice team of horses on the go at his Dungarvan, Co Waterford yard and is very good at placing his charges. With 3 placed efforts since the start of the year I would be hopeful that Starry Knight , second at Listowel on his last run behind Willie Mullins odds on chance Killer Crow should raise a winning flag sooner rather than later.

The Chevalier 6 year old seemed to find it hard to settle in that race under Declan Queally but if being coaxed to do so on his next run he could be worth supporting.

The step up in distance might not have been to his advantage so I wouldn’t be concerned if he dropped back to 2 miles.

Philip Rothwell is more than capable of getting a well priced winner and I fancy Decade Player to build on his eyecatching fourth at Punchestown on the 4th of June.

The Gamut 6 year old switches between hurdles and fences and positively ridden by Andrew Ring on the day they had to give best after fluffing the last at 33/1.

This was a good class race and the form of those in front of him is pretty good.

Owned by Co Kilkenny based Paul Holden he has shown more than enough ability to merit a euro or two wherever he is entered to run from Rothwells Co Wicklow yard.

These eye catchers have shown enough to suggest that they can win , don’t miss them!



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