Cork racing best bets – Wednesday’s Irish racing tips
Cork Irish racing tips on Wednesday 9 June
Just one meeting heads to post in Ireland on Wednesday on the flat and we’ve picked our our Cork racing best bets and tips for the day’s racecard.
While five meetings head to post in the UK on Wednesday there is just one fixture taking place in Ireland with Cork racing on the flat and hosting an eight-race card which features Group Three and Listed contests.
The feature of the day is the Group Three Munster Oaks on a card that also has the Listed Midsummer Sprint as well as the Cork Derby amid its’ eight-race card and we’ve looked over the action to pick out our Cork racing best bets and tips on Wednesday.
IRISH HORSE RACING TIPS – CORK RACING BEST BETS
1:10 Cork – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (2yo) 6f
IMPEACHD ALEXANDER finished a never-nearer fifth on debut over this course and distance in May and with that experience under her belt Jessica Harrington’s charge can improve to get off the mark at the second attempt.
The Starspangled banner filly was green early but finished off the race well from the rear and she gave the impression she’d come on for the run. That race was won by Amalfi Coast of Aidan O’Brien who is well regarded and there could be more to come from the Harrington runner now she’s had an outing.
She did finish behidn reoppising Arewecrystalclear in that debut, but that one had had the benefit of a run and she could improve past that rival here to turn the tables with a slight pull at the weights in her favour now.
2:20 Cork – Midsummer Sprint Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 5f
FRENETIC was progressive last term, winning four times in all which included Listed wins at the Curragh and Dundalk on his final outing; Ger Lyons’ charge hasn’t been seen since but could be capable of making a winning return.
The Kodiac filly most recently struck by a neck from Giselles Thunder, keeping on best to gain the victory and that form has been boosted with the runner-up and fourth horses home sharing five wins between them since.
She’s going to face some stiff competition for the lead here with several trailblazers in opposition; but her shrewd yard is in decent form and knows how to ready one so if she turns out with her best game and is fit to go then she can go close.
3:30 Cork – Munster Oaks Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 1m4f
SILENCE PLEASE ran like one very much in need of the run when disappointing in the Middleton Stakes at York last month, but with that under her belt Jessica Harrington’s charge can do much better this time around.
The Gleneagles filly had improved last term from her unbeaten juvenile season, winning at Navan on her return and then making the frame in subsequent starts at Naas and Leopardstown over this longer trip when chasing home Tiger Moth.
Her York run was certainly below what she might be capable of and sure to strip fitter with that under her belt she can prove a different proposition now so no surprise if she were to go close if stepping up on that performance.
4:00 Cork – Cork Derby (Handicap) (4yo+) 1m4f
FEDERICA SOPHIA stepped up on a promising debut second here last July to get off the mark at Leopardstown next time and Dermot Weld’s charge made a solid reappearance back there last month to finish fourth behind Tauran Shaman.
The Galileo filly may have needed that run although she was well involved in the race until late when just unable to sustain her effort to the line and she faded.
That was a good run however and she’s sure to be sharper now with that under her belt and can improve for the application of blinkers for the first time as she goes up in trip.
She’s bred for this sort of stiffer test and this is just her second run in a handicap where she’s been pushed up just 1lb for that last run so there could be more in the locker to come and with further progress anticipated she ought to go close.