The student evening at Kilbeggan racecourse, Monday June 25, includes entertainment from the Rubberbandits, guest DJs, and unrivalled enjoyment throughout the seven-race card.
The action starts at 6pm with the www.kilbegganraces.com Maiden Hurdle, and racegoers can get off to a promising start with the Dessie Hughes trained Chase the Favourite.
A runner-up at this course on her last start behind the Willie Mullins-trained Sin Palo, she can go one better under the guidance of the talented jockey Bryan Cooper.
Recent course winner, Mister Benedictine is in search of a hat-trick of successes in the Fay Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle of €15,000, which is one of four sponsored races on the card. Noel Meade looks to have a live contender in the shape of Dark Prospect who looks well handicapped, judging on previous form.
Whispering Hills looked good value for his four-length success at Tipperary last time and looks sure to play a leading role in the following 7 o'clock T&V Novice Hurdle, in what is a high class renewal.
With the Galway festival looming, trainers and punters will be trying their hardest to spot a future winner and, the Gordon Elliot-trained Carlito Brigante is the class act on show in the 8 o'clock Tyrrellspass Novices Chase.
The Gigginstown House Stud representative famously landed the 2011 Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival, and has amassed almost €150,000 in his career to date. Connections will be hopeful he can land this event before going on to bigger and better things.
Gigginstown House are also represented in this event with Price Ludovic and Tackmaster, and the former bids to follow up from his course and distance success over Canaly here three weeks ago.
Paul Carberry takes the ride and is bidding to emulate his triumph of 12 months ago, when guided the Leonard Whitmore trained Casey Top to victory in the corresponding event.
It would be a fitting finale if Canaly could gain compensation in the concluding Loughnagore Beginners Chase. This talented seven-year-old has twice been placed at Kilbeggan this term, and was stopped in his tracks when making his presence felt last time.
A win today is overdue and he can send punters home smiling in what looks sure to be an evening full of excitement at Kilbeggan.
By Brian Sheerin