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Bellewstown best bets – Wednesday’s Irish horse racing tips

With only one Irish horse racing fixture taking place on Wednesday we give our Bellewstown best bets for the day’s racecard.

Irish horse racing fans have only one fixture to look forward to on Wednesday as we pay a visit to Bellewstown where an eight-race card awaits with some competitive handicap action on the flat including the Bellewstown Bowl which is the feature race of the day’s twilight fixture.

Our Irish racing tips continue in good form with regular winners from our selections and we give our Bellewstown best bets for Wednesday’s racecard as we look to hunt down a few more throughout the afternoon and into the evening.


3:45 Bellewstown – Awards And Gifts Maiden (3yo+) 1m

MADAKET MYSTERY shaped as if amiss when disappoint last time out, but the Camacho filly can bounce back here with a better effort.

Jack Davison’s charge has proven herself capable of posting some fair form and she handles the prevailing ground as evidenced by finishing a good third at Naas in heavy ground last November.

Well supported last time she dropped away tamely; but it could be worth forgiving her that run and on her earlier performances can take a hand here if bouncing back to that earlier level of performance and having been dropped 1lb in the weights.

One of only two fillies in the race she also gets 5lbs from the boys in opposition so she may well make full use of that advantage to open her win account.

4:45 Bellewstown – Collierstown Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (2yo) 5f

This could boil down to a match between Grammata and MOON IN HER EYE with narrow preference for Michael O’Callaghan’s charge who may find improvement for the application of a tongue-tie.

The Acclamation filly shaped with some promise on her debut at the Curragh last month over six furlongs, crossing the line in sixth behind Thunder Beauty after which she contested in Listed company back there earlier this month.

Fourth on that occasion behind Frenetic she has seen that form franked with the runner-up winning the valuable Ballyhane Stakes on her next outing; while the seventh horse home has also won since and she could be capable of following suit if finding another jolt of improvement.

The testing ground is a slight worry, but if she handles the conditions then it would be no surprise to see her going close here and she can get off the mark.

5:45 Bellewstown – Fast Shipping Hill Sprint Handicap (3yo+ 45-65) 5f

A STEP TOO FAR has found a jolt of improvement since joining Kieran Cotter and the Footstepsinthesand filly can continue her good run to strike again here.

She had shown glimpses of ability for her former handler Peter Fahey, but since her switch to this yard she has twice finished runner-up as well as scoring a breakthrough win latest at Naas with a career-best effort to beat Sestriere by almost two lengths.

That form isn’t too shabby with several runners in that race having since posted solid efforts and while this will demand more from her having been raised 8lbs she remains relatively unexposed for her current handler and could yet improve further.

6:15 Bellewstown – Indaver Bellewstown Bowl Handicap (3yo+) 1m4f

ITSALONGLONGROAD had a couple of these behind when getting back on the scoresheet at Tramore earlier in the month and John McConnell’s charge is taken to confirm that form and follow up here.

The Lawman gelding emerged from a spell in the wilderness when posting that latest success, winning for the first time since he scored at Ballinrobe last July. Largely out of sorts following that win, he took advantage of his lower mark with a neck defeat of the reopposing Effernock Fizz – 3lbs better off here – where Pearl Warrior was further back.

The front two had pulled six lengths clear but he is still fairly treated despite a 7lbs rise in the weights on the pick of his old form and as a previous heavy ground winner over hurdles he shouldn’t have too much difficulty with this surface.

Assuming he can build on that recent success then he could make his presence felt here and no surprise if he were to strike again.