Friday Irish racing tips – Best bets at Killarney and Kilbeggan
We give our Friday Irish racing tips for the meetings at Killarney and Kilbeggan.
Friday might be day three of the York Ebor Festival but in Ireland there are two meetings going to post for punters to take in with afternoon action on the flat at Killarney; while over the sticks there is a twilight card at Kilbeggan.
Across both of the days cards 16 races will unfold and we’ve picked out our best Friday Irish racing tips for Killarney and Kilbeggan as we hunt down more winners.
FRIDAY IRISH RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT KILLARNEY & KILBEGGAN
2:05 Killarney – Irish Examiner Rated Race (3yo+) 1m
SIRJACK THOMAS isn’t the most reliable, but he’s been running well of late finishing runner-up at Bellewstown and shaping better than the bare result at Leopardstown before getting back to winning ways at Galway earlier this month.
Adrian McGuinness’ Fast Company gelding had a half-length to spare at the line, running on well late to get up close home and the fourth horse home from that outing has franked the form with a subsequent win.
The handicapper has pushed him up 7lbs for that but he could be up to the task of defying his new mark with a repeat and with similar conditions to contend with he should be in the mix once again.
3:35 Killarney – Diarmuid Cronin Electrical Handicap (Div II) (3yo+ 45-65) 1m
KEEP BELIEVING hasn’t won for a good while, scoring his last win at Roscommon almost three years ago. However the Zoffany gelding can get back to winning ways here and is forgiven his last outing at Gowran Park in July where he was found to be coughing post-race.
That was only his third run for Joseph O’Brien and he had been far from disgraced on his previous run which came following a break when finishing sixth to Baby Power.
While he’s no great shakes nowadays his last win came from a considerably higher rating and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see him rekindle some of his old ability under the care of his top handler. Given time to recover from his last run he can do better here and every chance he can get involved.
5:45 Kilbeggan – Racing TV Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m2f
CHIEF OF POLICE got off the mark when scoring in a chase at Limerick back in March and Oliver Mc Kiernan’s charge can get back on the winning trail here with a first success over hurdles.
The Touch Of Land gelding struck by a half-length in that success and he’s since returned from lockdown with a pair of runs on the flat prior to a return to timber at Cork earlier this month. He ran well on that occasion to only be beaten just over three lengths into third behind Knock On Steel and a 2lbs rise for that outing looks workable.
Softer ground may well aid his cause and with rain forecast conditions could come right for him; while a repeat of that Cork run may well be good enough to take this prize.
6:45 Kilbeggan – Follow Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m4f
SUMMER HILL was in the process of running well when falling behind Galvin at Killarney back in July but the Scorpion gelding is taken to get off the mark in this sphere on just his third start over fences.
John Patrick Ryan’s charge reverted to hurdles for his next couple of outings, finishing third both times and there could be better to come from him returning to the larger obstacles where he arguably sets the standard on the form he’s shown to date.
Hugh Morgan takes off a handy 7lbs and if his last run just four days ago hasn’t left a mark then there’ every chance he can go close here with a clear round of jumping.