Friday Dundalk racing tips – Irish all-weather best bets

Friday Dundalk racing tips and best bets on the all-weather.Friday Dundalk racing tips and best bets on the all-weather.

Dundalk racing tips on Friday 12 February

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Friday with action on the polytrack at Dundalk and we’ve looked over the day’s action to pick out our Dundalk racing tips and best bets on the card.

Friday night racing action returns to the all-weather at Dundalk with an eight-race card on the polytrack surface under the floodlights. We’ve looked over the evening’s action on the all-weather in Ireland to pick out our Dundalk racing tips on Friday as we bid to nail a few winning selections going into the weekend.


4:30 Dundalk – Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Maiden (4yo+) 1m4f

BATTLE OF BENBURB produced possibly his best run to date when beaten less than one length behind Tooreen Angel over ten furlongs here and Gavin Cromwell’s charge may be able to get off the mark now.

He had also finished third on turf at Killarney last October as well as notching up a bronze medal over hurdles at Punchestown and his latest outing saw him just give way late having led into the last furlong and battling on well although he couldn’t hold off the thrust of the winner.

He wore blinkers that day and the headgear is retained for this outing which sees the War Command gelding go back up in trip and he can make his presence felt again in a relatively moderate looking contest.

Dundalk racing tips. Gavin Cromwell can saddle a winner on the card in Ireland on Friday.

Dundalk racing tips. Gavin Cromwell can saddle a winner on the card in Ireland on Friday.

6:00 Dundalk – Handicap (4yo+) 1m

TYRCONNELL is a regular in these sorts of events and the Bated Breath gelding can usually be relied upon to give a good account of himself as evidenced when getting back on the winning trail latest over course and distance.

Sarah Lynam’s charge had been on good terms with himself prior to that success, making the frame in four of his five previous starts which included a trio of runner-up efforts and the consistent sort ought to continue to pay his way despite being raised 8lbs for that success.

He does have the services of a good claimer however to help offset the bulk of that additional burden and with the yard in very good form at present he can deliver another big run and no surprise to see him firmly in the mix.

6:30 Dundalk – Apprentice Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 7f

MASALAI won for this column on his latest outing over course and distance and the Art Connoisseur gelding can quickly follow up.

Ed Lynam’s charge was ending a 12-run losing streak when gaining a neck verdict over Ranger Bob in that latest success just 11 days ago, but he had been in good fettle prior to that return to winning ways with a number of efforts in the frame before and after a break.

The application of cheekpieces has appeared to deliver some small measure of improvement and a 3lbs rise for that latest win looks workable given he could still have something more to offer in the headgear so he is taken to go in again here.

7:00 Dundalk – Apprentice Handicap (Div II) (4yo+ 45-65) 7f

RANGER BOB can be considered a shade unlucky not to have beaten Masalai when last seen out over this course and distance and the Camacho gelding is taken to go one better here.

That rival could boost the form earlier in the card and Gerard Keane’s charge responded well to the first-time blinkers to go down only narrowly having possibly just been given too much to do from the back although he certainly finished off the race to good effect and he just failed to get up.

The headgear is retained and he competes here from the same mark while his good claiming rider can take off 2lbs in this apprentices’ contest. He ought to remain competitive and a repeat of that latest effort would surely put him in the mix in this contest.