Friday Irish horse racing best bets – All-weather tips at Dundalk
Friday tips at Dundalk on the all-weather
The Irish horse racing action continues on Friday but switches from jumps to the all-weather and we’ve picked out our Friday all-weather tips at Dundalk under the floodlights.
Irish horse racing action on Friday switches focus away from the jumps to return to the all-weather and the day’s sole fixture comes from the all-weather polytrack surface at Dundalk under the floodlights where eight races await punters.
The likes of Aidan O’Brien, Ger Lyons and Jessica Harrington all have runners on the card which finishes under the floodlights and we’ve looked over the evening’s racing action in Ireland to pick out our Friday all-weather tips at Dundalk.
IRISH HORSE RACING BEST BETS – FRIDAY ALL-WEATHER TIPS AT DUNDALK
4:25 Dundalk – Winter Series Awards Day 18th April Claiming Race (4yo+) 7f
KENDRED SOUL has shown some improved form since switching to John Feane, making the frame on all three starts for her new yard which includes a win here over six furlongs earlier in the month.
The Kendargent filly was a dual-winner on turf for her previous handler Jedd O’Keeffe and her latest success was followed up by a near-miss behind Jered Maddox back here over six furlongs.
She’s been raised 2lbs for that runner-up effort while Kevin Manning takes over from 7lbs claimer Siobhan Rutledge so she has a bit more to do at the weights. However this return to seven furlongs might help and she made the frame on her only previous try at this distance so she could improve.
5:30 Dundalk – Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 1m2½f
Lightly-raced NEVER MISTABEAT is going the right way and looks worth siding with to get back to winning ways.
Jarlath Fahey’s charge struck over this course and distance two starts back when sporting a pair of first-time blinkers he ran out a five lengths’ victor over Arctic Blaze; he latterly wasn’t disgraced when beaten just a neck by Everyhouronthehour who runs later on the card and the Elzaam gelding can pay that form a compliment.
He did little wrong on that last outing, just run down late having been unable to hold off the late thrust of the winner. But he could have more to offer and a 3lbs rise for that near-miss could prove workable with Ronan Whelan taking over from an apprentice.
6:00 Dundalk – Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Handicap (4yo+) 1m4f
EVERYHOURONTHEHOUR is a four-time course winner with his latest coming when last seen out in February when grinding down Never Mistabeat to score by a neck.
That win came over this distance but William Ross’ Dragon Pulse gelding had also won over one mile in November to show his versatility over a range of trips and he made the frame in all three starts in between those successes.
This will demand a bit more from him following a 5lbs rise in the weights, but Tom Madden takes over in the saddle now and unexposed over this longer trip there could be better to come and he can follow up.
6:30 Dundalk – Hollywoodbets Horse Racing And Sports Betting Median Auction Race (3yo) 1m
RUSSIAN RIVER showed race by race progress last term, finishing runner-up here in November before going one better next time with a defeat of Ferrybank.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge has only raced over six furlongs so far, but she shaped as if she’d get further when running out a three-parts of a length winner when last seen and the runner-up has won since to boost the form.
There could be better to come now the Dandy Man filly tries a mile for the first time while Dylan McMonagle’s 5lbs claim is a bonus and with further improvement anticipated she can make a winning return from a break.
7:30 Dundalk – Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap (4yo+) 6f
JERED MADDOX got some just reward for his consistency over the course of the past few months when overcoming the worst of the draw to score over course and distance earlier in the month and the Lawman gelding can follow up here.
David Marnane’s charge had finished out of the frame just twice in his previous eight starts and ran out a three-parts of a length winner over Kendred Soul who could frank the form earlier on the card.
He does have a 6lbs rise in the weights to contend with here but he might have won a bit easier last time had the draw been kinder and he should remain competitive from this new mark having placed from higher in the past.