Fairyhouse tips for Thursday – Irish racing tips 25 June
Check out our Fairyhouse tips for Thursday as we take a look over the day’s Irish horse racing action.
There’s only one Irish horse racing meeting to be interested in on Thursday where a flat-racing card goes to post at Fairyhouse; an eight-race card awaits punters with plenty of competitive handicap action going to post.
We look over the day’s racing action and pick out our best Fairyhouse tips for Thursday as we go in search for more winners!
FAIRYHOUSE TIPS FOR THURSDAY
1:30 Fairyhouse – Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden (3yo) 1m2f
YULONG MAGICREEF finished a creditable sixth on his debut at the Curragh recently and the Fastnet Rock gelding can improve for that experience to do better.
Jessica Harrington’s charge was only beaten around four lengths in that debut effort, looking green but learning on the job to finish off well and the experience won’t have been lost on him. The winner looked a useful sort and boasts an Irish Derby entry to that form could work out to be quite strong.
Open to considerable progress for his yard which continues in good fettle, he can show improvement on the back of that first run and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him firmly in the mix in this contest where he can go close.
2:00 Fairyhouse – Download the BoyleSports App Handicap (3yo) 1m2f
PROTAGONIST showed some fair ability in a handful of starts for Jamie Osborne, but a step up in trip on his first outing for Jessica Harrington seemed to deliver a jolt of improvement that saw the Wootton Bassett gelding open his win account and with further progress anticipated he can strike again.
He appeared to win a shade readily that day from Helvic Dream with the pair pulling three lengths’ clear of the rest and his rider Shane Foley was able to ease the three-year old down close home for a comfortable success.
A subsequent 6lbs rise in the ratings for that success leaves him well-in at the weights given he’s due to go up a further 7lbs and with the potential for more to come he looks worth sticking with to post a quick follow-up win where he can take advantage of his penalty before his new rating kicks in.
2:30 Fairyhouse – Follow Fairyhouse On Social Media Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 7f
While he might not be best suited by this seven furlongs trip it might be worth chancing BILLYFAIRPLAY to get back on the scoresheet and the Dark Angel gelding rarely runs a bad race.
Denis Hogan’s charge won four times on the all-weather when trained by John Feane, and having gone close on his first start for his new handler he was a shade disappointing next time at Dundalk behind Trueba.
Two subsequent starts on turf have yielded a pair of fourth-place finishes including over course and distance latest behind The Mpex Kid and he’s been eased again slightly in the weights following that last run. He was rated 65 when posting his last win in a Dundalk claimer; while he was rated in the mid-70s at his best so it might only be a matter of time before he exploits his sliding handicap mark.
All his wins have come over six furlongs, but he has placed over this trip on the all-weather and with blinkers reapplied rather than the usual cheekpieces then he could make his presence felt.
3:30 Fairyhouse – Thanks To All Our Frontline Workers From Fairyhouse Handicap (3yo+ 45-65) 6f
POWERSVILLE won twice last term, scoring wins at Sligo over this trip and Naas over the minimum distance, but subsequent outings were less than stellar and he largely disappointed.
Tom Mullins’ charge made a good return to action however, finishing three lengths’ third behind Parkers Hill back at Naas over this distance and if the Frozen Power mare can run to a similar level then she could be capable of getting back on the scoresheet.
That run might have been needed following nine months off, but he went well for a long way and battled on to the line without quite matching the winner and he was only a short-head from the runner-up berth.
While he doesn’t have the best of draws to work from here, he ought to be sharper for his return and he has won from a higher mark than this in the past so every chance she can post a big effort.