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Monday, 21 January, 2019

Mullins and O'Brien runners look banker material at Kilbeggan

The Pick Six pool will have a minimum €192,000 rollover on Sunday at Kilbeggan
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Sunday's Kilbeggan card is undoubtedly competitive but there appears to be a couple of opportunities for Pick 6 bankers on the card, particularly Joseph O'Brien's Santiago De Cuba in the opening Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle (2.30). A reproduction of his comeback run at Punchestown should see him get off the mark over hurdles.

There was plenty to like about the first run back from a break of Lockeen Girl at Wexford 11 days ago and if stripping fitter she can go very close in the second leg, a 2m handicap hurdle (3.00)Konig Hall is a consistent sort who should be thereabouts too.

Willie Mullins fields Bang Bang Rosie, who should be full of confidence after getting off the mark over hurdles at Limerick two weeks ago and she looks solid in the mares' hurdle at 3.35, while a double-handed approach is advised in the fourth leg, an 3m½f handicap hurdle (4.05).

Although he isn't as effective as over fences The Church Gate can produce a solid showing off his 12lb lower hurdles mark and Dundeedy Lad looks to be getting the hang of things lately, making him a live player in an open contest.

Noel Meade's Kagney was cruelly reeled in close home on his first start for more than 500 days at the Westmeath venue last time and is worth pairing with the classy Pravalaguna in the beginners' chase (4.35), but she needs to jump better.

Last year's winner of the 3m1f handicap chase – the final leg at 5.05 – Mr Boss Man could strike again, while Na Trachtalai Abu is a solid option after his Punchestown success last month.


2.30 4 Santiago De Cuba
3.00 1 Konig Hall, 8 Lockeen Girl
3.35 1 Bang Bang Rosie
4.05 5 The Church Gate 9 Dundeedy Lad
4.35 6 Kagney 11 Pravalaguna
5.05 2 Mr Boss Man 3 Na Trachtalai Abu
= 16 bets at €1

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She should be full of confidence after getting off the mark over hurdles at Limerick two weeks ago and looks very solid
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