Daily Irish racing best bets – Tips for Killarney and Roscommon
Irish racing best bets on Tuesday 11 May
There is more Irish horse racing action on Tuesday with a pair of meetings taking place on the flat; we’ve picked out our daily Irish racing best bets for the action.
Another pair of Irish horse racing fixtures unfold on Tuesday with both meetings taking place on the flat and the final day of the Killarney May Festival is joined by racing action at Roscommon.
15 races will unfold across both of the day’s fixtures in Ireland which includes some competitive handicap action and we’ve looked over both of the day’s cards to pick out our daily Irish racing best bets.
DAILY IRISH RACING BEST BETS – TIPS FOR KILLARNEY & ROSCOMMON
2:00 Roscommon – Boyle Handicap (3yo 45-65) 7½f
LORD DUDLEY ran his best race to date when finishing a good third behind Zegos Surprise at Naas back in March and it might be worth chancing Kieran Cotter’s charge to build on that performance.
The Pride Of Dubai gelding was beaten around four lengths on that occasion, shaping as if he needed a stiffer test of stamina so it is no surprise to see him step up a couple of furlongs here and the extra yardage could unlock some improvement.
That form certainly hasn’t stood up to scrutiny but the handicapper has eased him 3lbs and there might be a race in him so he is taken here to get off the mark.
4:00 Roscommon – www.roscommonracecourse.ie Handicap (3yo+) 1m4f
VULTAN rounded off last term with a pair of bronze medal finishes at this venue and Tipperary and returning from a break Joseph O’’Brien’s charge can get off the mark.
His last run saw him finish third to Magic Chegaga, keeping on well but hinting that he’d appreciate a return to a longer trip so it is of litle surprise to see the Fastnet Rock gelding return to this distance where he’d also finished third the time before.
Bits and pieces of the form from that last run look decent and a mark of 71 on his handicap debut could prove workable. Assuming he’s fit to go at the first time of asking he can make his presence felt here.
5:10 Killarney – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Race (3yo) 1m
FLAGGED stepped up on a promising debut effort at Naas back in March to get off the mark at the second attempt, scoring at Limerick last month and Ger Lyons’ charge can take another forward step here.
The Starspangledbanner filly had three-parts of a length to spare over Friendly who has since gone close again on her next start to uphold the form and she can improve again having won despite still looking inexperienced and racing green.
Her debut effort saw her finish two places behind the reopposing La Petite Coco although that one had had the benefit of a previous run and the Lyons runner can overturn that form here where she can strike back-to-back wins for a yard in form.
6:10 Killarney – Irish Examiner Handicap (3yo) 1m
THE PIANO PLAYER isn’t one of the leading lights of Ballydoyle judging on a trio of maiden contests last term but the No Nay Never colt could make some impression in the handicap ranks this term and Aidan O’Brien’s charge can do better on his reappearance and first try in this discipline.
He’s finished well-beaten in all three career starts to date in maiden company over shorter trips, but stepping out now over one mile might elicit some improvement now on his handicap debut where he looks well treated off 72; while the application of both a tongue-tie and blinkers could have a galvanising effect on the three-year old.
Still open to improvement for his top yard he could make a winning reappearance here with his stable in decent form at present.