Best bets for Cork and Tramore – Sunday’s Irish horse racing tips
We give our Sunday Irish racing tips and best bets for Cork and Tramore.
While three fixtures head to post in the UK on Sunday there is also a pair of fixtures taking place in Ireland with flat racing action from Cork and over the sticks at Tramore.
Getting underway from 2.10pm there will be 14 races in all across the day’s Irish racing fixtures and having been in good form with our Irish horse racing tips in recent days we pick out our best bets for Cork and Tramore on Sunday.
BEST BETS FOR CORK AND TRAMORE – SUNDAY’S IRISH RACING TIPS
2:10 Cork – Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (2yo) 6½f
STREET KID might have been amiss when disappointing at Naas last month, but his earlier debut runner-up effort was promising and Jessica Harrington’s charge is taken to bounce back here.
The Street Boss colt was beaten only a short-head on that occasion behind one with previous experience and he ran green early before knuckling down well as the race progressed. Outbattled close home he was done on the line by the winner who went on to win a Group Two contest so that form looks very strong.
Keen at Naas when last seen, he dropped out tamely and failed to beat a rival home. But he’s arguably better than that judging on his previous debut effort and he could be worth another chance having had a break since. He’s not one to give up on just yet and still with potential he can bounce back with an improved performance.
2:30 Tramore – Tramore Amusement & Leisure Park Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m
DYSART DIAMOND proved a progressive sort in bumpers, getting off the mark at the fourth attempt when returning from a break at Limerick last month where the Shirocco mare ran out a ready winner.
Willie Mullins now switches her attentions to hurdles where she can continue her progression to follow up that success and open her account at the first time of asking over timber.
She showed a good attitude to score that win last time out which will stand her in good stead now she tackles obstacles and there’s no reason why she shouldn’t make her mark in this discipline.
Her consistency in bumpers can’t be knocked and open to further improvement she can strike again in what looks a winnable maiden contest.
3:55 Cork – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden (3yo+) 1m2f
ALGHAZAAL has shaped with some promise in his two starts to date despite being held back by inexperience. However Kevin Prendergast’s charge can improve on what he’s shown thus far to get off the mark here.
The Teofilo colt wasn’t given a hard time when finishing eighth behind Tiger Moth on his debut at Leopardstown in June and that race is working out really well. He still looked rough around the edges on his second outing at Fairyhouse where he eventually finished fourth and he can progress again.
While the form of that last run has taken a couple of blows he surely has better to come and still unexposed after just two starts he can make his presence felt here where he remains with potential.
5:15 Tramore – McCarthys Irish Bar Lexington Handicap Chase (5yo+) 2m5½f
Henry De Bromhead’s stable has been quiet of late but RIVIERA SUN can give the yard a welcome winner and the Milan gelding is taken to resume winning ways here.
The veteran performer was a winner at Kilbeggan last August, beating Mossy White when equipped with a tongue-strap for the first time. He’s run twice since and he was denied only a short-head from getting back on the scoresheet at Tipperary last month behind stablemate Mind’s Eye.
He was possibly just given too much ground to make up on that occasion and while the form has taken a couple of knocks he might be capable of going one better with Hugh Morgan’s claim offsetting his 3lbs rise in the weights for that near-miss.
This is arguably an easier contest than he took in last time and he’s placed from marks higher than this previously so every chance he can deliver a big run that can see him get back on the scoresheet.
5:30 Cork – Millstreet Handicap (3yo+) 1m
YAFORDADOE wasn’t disgraced on his return to the flat at Galway earlier in the month, caught further back than ideal before running on into fifth behind Sirjack Thomas; Gavin Cromwell’s charge can improve on that showing and can get back to winning ways.
The Zebedee gelding won twice towards the end of last campaign, scoring wins at the Curragh and Galway prior to embarking on a hurdles campaign. He struck a win over timber at this venue in July just prior to that Galway outing and he remains with scope for better.
First-time cheekpieces might help eke out some progress and a strong pace here will help. He could still be on a winnable mark in this sphere and no surprise to see him going close in this contest.