The loss of Tipperary leaves just one fixture to fly the flag for Thursday’s Irish racing tips and we pick out our Bellewstown horse racing tips on the flat.
Unfortunately for Thursday’s Irish racing schedule the adverse weather has claimed Tipperary’s card on the flat leaving just Bellewstown to go to post where day’s fixture boasts an eight-race card on the level.
We take a look at the day’s sole surviving racecard in Ireland and give our Bellewstown horse racing tips and best bets on Thursday.
BELLEWSTOWN HORSE RACING TIPS – IRISH RACING BEST BETS
4:10 Bellewstown – www.ratoathvets.ie Handicap (3yo+ 45-75) 5f
The consistent TEDDY BOY is quickly turned out again just four days on from finishing runner-up at Naas and if none the worse then Ed Lynam’s charge can go close again.
The Dandy Man gelding has been kept busy since the lockdown and this will be his fourth run in August and eighth since June. But he’s held his form well thus far and he was only beaten a half-length behind It’s All A Joke over an extra furlong.
He met some trouble in that contest but ran on well late and the drop to the minimum trip will hold no fears with his sole career success coming at this distance at Navan last October. A 7lbs claimer for this assignment eases his burden at the weights with Dylan Mcmonagle taking the reins and the young rider boasts a +£33 level stakes profit from his mounts this past fornight so every chance the pair can combine to take this prize and get our Bellewstown horse racing tips off to a winning start on Thursday.
4:40 Bellewstown – Drogheda Traders Maiden (3yo) 1m4f
DRUID’S ALTAR could have been found a decent opportunity to get off the mark and the Mastercraftsman gelding has shown enough in his three starts to suggest he can pick up a race before too much longer.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge has taken in some decent maiden contests in his three starts to date, latterly finishing sixth at Galway over this trip although he was only three lengths’ adrift of Mt Leinster having not been seen to best effect where he wasn’t suited by the steady pace, outpaced before finishing off well.
That form is decent with two subsequent winners coming out of the contest, while the winner has run well since in defeat. He showed that day that soft ground was no issue and he could revel in these conditions given his breeding so every chance he can find another jolt of improvement to get off the mark now.
5:40 Bellewstown – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap (3yo+ 50-80) 1m
PASSING TRADE has been disappointing of late, but Michael Mulvany’s charge could bounce back to form here.
The Raven’s Pass mare has a win and a placed effort to her name from her two visits to this venue, while she has plenty of fair form in the mud so should appreciate these much more testing conditions having been racing on quicker ground of late.
She hasn’t won since July 2018 when scoring at this venue but she has placed several times on soft and heavy ground and may not have stayed the trip when last seen finishing last of eight at Leopardstown earlier this month.
Back at one mile and with these conditions no problem she could be worth an interest and no surprise if she does better here for our Bellewstown horse racing tips on Thursday.
6:15 Bellewstown – Indaver Handicap (3yo 45-70) 1m
Eshtiya struck for this column at 50/1 when getting off the mark at Dundalk but Dermot Weld’s charge is overlooked on this occasion given doubts about the ground while her mark on her handicap debut could prove a stiff one to overcome in the conditions.
TAKE MY HAND is the selection to come out on top for Michael Mulvany and the Tough As Nails filly has form on testing ground having been denied only by a short-head on soft ground at Galway in August and the conditions were similar to these when she finished fourth at Roscommon latest behind Vormir.
That was a solid effort in the ground and she should handle these conditions better than most so is chanced to get back on the scoresheet for the first time since scoring at Leopardstown last month.
She’s been kept busy in the meantime so there has to be a slight worry that this run may see her going once too often to the well; but this isn’t a deep contest and if her exertions haven’t yet caught up with her then she can go close.