Daily Irish racing tips on Saturday 19 September – Best bets and tips at Gowran Park and Navan
Saturday’s Irish horse racing sees two meetings going to post and we give our daily Irish racing tips for the fixtures at Navan and Gowran Park.
While Saturday’s UK horse racing action takes in five fixtures including the Ayr Gold Cup meeting, there are two meetings also going to post in Ireland with afternoon flat racing from Gowran Park; while Navan are racing over the sticks.
We look over both of the Saturday racecards and pick out our daily Irish racing tips for both fixtures.
DAILY IRISH RACING TIPS 19 SEPTEMBER – GOWRAN PARK & NAVAN
12:40 Navan – Bet Online With baroneracing.com Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m
GERALDO has shaped nicely on both starts in bumpers, finding only one too good on debut at Kilbeggan but making no mistake subsequently when scoring by four lengths from Castlehill Boy at Cork latest.
The Jeremy gelding now makes his hurdles debut following a short break and there could be improvement to come switching to obstacles for his top yard.
He scored impressively last time, quickening clear in the manner of a potentially useful recruit and while he might ideally want further than this two miles given he’s a winning point-to-pointer he showed enough speed in bumpers to suggest he can cope with this trip.
Open to progress he can make a winning hurdling debut for his leading trainer and no surprise to see him going close here.
1:45 Navan – 30euro Free Bet For New Customers At baroneracing.com Handicap Hurdle (Div I) (4yo+ 80-102) 2m6f
WHITANGO has been running well since returning from a long absence, showing he retained all his ability when finding only one too good on his reappearance at Tipperary in June.
That run followed a three-year hiatus from the track and he might have bounced on his next start at Downpatrick. However, he’s since finished third in subsequent outings at Wexford and Kilbeggan latterly where he wore cheekpieces for the first time and he ran well for a long way until halted by a late mistake although he looked held.
The form of his earlier third has been franked and he might appreciate this slightly lesser trip where he can compete from the same mark as last time. Quicker ground is no problem and he ought to give another good account in what looks a relatively poor race where he can get off the mark.
3:30 Navan – BarOneRacing Shops Best Odds Guaranteed Singles & Multiples Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m4f
SOMPTUEUX possibly bumped into one on his chase debut at Downpatrick last month, beaten two lengths behind Dollar Value but hinting at better to come over the larger obstacles where he largely jumped and travelled well but ultimately proved no match for the winner.
Henry de Bromhead’s charge finished runner-up in a point-to-point prior to joining this yard and he is a winning hurdler having struck at Kilbeggan on his reappearance in June following lockdown, improving for the better ground.
His run last time was a solid introduction to this sphere and he can improve for the experience with Rachael Blackmore taking over in the saddle so no surprise to see him in the mix once more.
4:55 Gowran Park – Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes (Group 3) (3yo+) 1m1½f
ETNEYA wasn’t seen to best effect when finishing fifth in the recent Desmond Stakes and Dermot Weld’s charge is given another chance at this higher level to build on an impressive debut success at the Curragh.
On that occasion the Siyouni filly ran out a three lengths’ victor over Never Forgotten, looking a useful prospect and the runner-up has won since along with the fourth horse home. But, having blown the start in her last run she spoiled her chance by racing freely and she folded out of contention behind Royal Dornoch and others.
That form looks solid with the winner, runner-up and fourth all contesting a Group Two next time and after just two career starts it would be unwise to write her off given she could have improvement to come stepping up to this longer trip.
Her top yard rarely gets it wrong when fast-tracking lightly-raced sorts into Pattern company and she locks horns with rivals who while admittedly smart are more exposed so every chance she can make her mark this time around with a big performance.