Fairyhouse best bets on Tuesday – Irish horse racing tips over the sticks
Tuesday Irish racing tips for Fairyhouse
Irish horse racing action returns to the fold on Tuesday but just one meeting takes place over the sticks. We’ve picked out our Fairyhouse best bets on Tuesday.
After a day off on Monday we have Irish horse racing on the agenda on Tuesday with action over the sticks at Fairyhouse where Grand National heroine Rachael Blackmore has a solid book of rides to look forward to.
Eight races in all will go to post on the card at the Ratoath venue which gets underway later in the afternoon and runs into the evening with the first race due off at 3.40pm. We’ve looked over the day’s eight-race card to pick out our Fairyhouse best bets on Tuesday.
IRISH HORSE RACING TIPS – FAIRYHOUSE BEST BETS ON TUESDAY
4:15 Fairyhouse – www.fairyhouse.ie Maiden Hurdle (Div II) (5yo+) 2m4f
Champagne Sparkles sets a good standard but he might be worth taking on with BARNEY STINSON who is open to plenty of progression and Mouse Morris’ charge can go close here.
The Fame And Glory gelding showed a good level of form over the winter, finishing runner-up on debut at Cork before taking on the likes of Ganapathi and Galliard Du Mesnil in subsequent runs at Cork at Leopardstown.
He was an early casualty on the latter occasion, but he bounced back following a break to find only one too good at Gowran Park last month, beaten nine lengths by That’ll Be The Day who scored impressively; despite the defeat he was clear of the rest and first-time cheekpieces fitted now might eke out another chunk of improvement.
5:15 Fairyhouse – Fairyhouse Merchandise On Sale Mares Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-116) 2m
ROCK CHICA bounced back from some lesser efforts to chase home Zoffanien at Naas latest and the Rock Of Gibraltar filly could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet here.
Thomas Mullins’ charge had won at Tipperary back in October before locking horns with little joy behind Druid’s Altar and Zanahiyr in starts at Punchestown and Fairyhouse although she wasn’t disgraced in either despite being well beaten.
She’s ran better than the bare result in starts at Fairyhouse and Naas prior to her latest runner-up finish and she can remain competitive off this mark where Rachael Blackmore takes the reins.
5:45 Fairyhouse – Fairyhouse Evening Racing May 28th Beginners Chase (5yo+) 2m½f
STAR MAX hasn’t won for a while but recent starts over fences suggest his return to winning ways isn’t too far away and Joseph O’Brien’s charge can get back on track here.
The Maxios gelding has done his winning over hurdles and while he’s yet to get off the mark over fences he has made the frame several times including the last twice where he’s finished third at Thurles in February and latterly chased home Exit Poll at Leopardstown last month.
He finished seven lengths clear of the third horse home who has won since along with the seventh and on these terms he might not get a better chance to open his account over the larger obstacles.
6:15 Fairyhouse – Follow Fairyhouse On Social Media Rated Novice Chase (5yo+) 2m5f
PEACHES AND CREAM is still relatively unexposed over fences, scoring last August at Wexford before possibly being stretched by three miles at Ballinrobe behind the useful Doctor Duffy.
Gavin Cromwell’s charge was subsequently absent for six months until making his return at Leopardstown last month in a good contest, eventually finishing sixth behind Mitchouka and he should be shaper for that run.
The form has been franked with the winner since running well in defeat while the runner-up went on to win the Topham Chase at Aintree last week; the ninth home has also won since and racing off the same mark here allied with his rider’s claim he could go close easing back in grade.