Dundalk best bets – Wednesday’s Irish racing tips
We look over the day’s racing in Ireland and give our Dundalk best bets and tips for the day’s sole fixture taking place.
While four meetings head to post across the UK on Wednesday there is only one fixture again taking place in Ireland where there is an eight-race card at Dundalk on the all-weather.
Our Irish racing expert has taken a look through the day’s eight-race card and picks out his Dundalk best bets and tips for the day’s action on the all-weather. Can he find a few winners?
DUNDALK BEST BETS – WEDNESDAY 25 NOVEMBER IRISH RACING TIPS
2:05 Dundalk – Irishinjuredjockeys.com Claiming Race (3yo+) 1m4f
TONKINESE won twice on turf over the summer, scoring at Curragh and Leopardstown and Joseph O’Brien’s charge can get back on the winning trail dropping into a claimer.
The Authorized gelding was far from disgraced over course and distance last month when finishing four lengths’ fifth behind Pure Nature in a stronger race than this and he should find this a good deal easier.
He does have plenty of weight but a good 7lbs claimer makes his burden lighter and racing from the plum number one stall he can get back to winning ways here.
2:40 Dundalk – Join Us On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Handicap (3yo+ 45-75) 1m4f
DAME RAPIDE has been in good form this term winning three of her last four starts including over course and distance latest where the Footstepsinthesand filly ran out a three lengths’ winner over Tham Luang.
All three wins have come under this rider who can claim 7lbs again which will help offset a further 8lbs rise in the ratings and unexposed over this longer trip she can make her presence felt again while in her current good vein of form.
John McConnell’s runners are always worthy of respect at this venue and likely still in form she can take this rise in class in her stride where she can register another win under her promising young rider.
3:45 Dundalk – Crowne Plaza Hotel Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Handicap (3yo+ 45-70) 1m
JACK BERRY HOUSE won for this column nine days ago and John McConnell’s cahrge is worth sticking with to repeat the dose.
The Harbour Watch gelding was getting some just reward when running out a half-length victor over Well Suited having twice hit the crossbar in previous outings following more than three months off the track and a 4lbs rise in the handicap might not be enough to prevent him from going in again under his good 7lbs claiming rider.
Effectively 3lbs lower now through his rider’s allowance than last time he’s expected to deliver another big performance despite his outside draw although he’s likely to get the race run to suit and he can come through late for the win.
5:15 Dundalk – DundalkStadium.com Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race) (2yo) 7f
At the foot of the ratings CATHERINE CHROI could be worth chancing to get off the mark having looked to have found some improvement for the application of cheekpieces for her latest run here last week.
Gordon Elliott’s charge hadn’t shown much previously but she showed more last time out and connections persevere again with headgear in hope it continues to have a positive effect on the Camacho filly who could yet be capable of better.
While 3lbs out of the handicap for this contest it could be significant that Chris Hayes takes the ride on this occasion which suggests connections are hopeful of a big performance and it might pay to take heed over this extra furlong.