Friday Irish racing tips – Best bets at Tipperary and Wexford

Clonmel tips on Thursday. Irish racing best bets over the sticks.Clonmel tips on Thursday. Irish racing best bets over the sticks.

Friday Irish racing tips and best bets

We have two meetings heading to post on Friday in Ireland with action both on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our Friday Irish racing tips and best bets at each meeting.

Punters have two fixtures going to post in Ireland on Friday to unravel and there is action both on the flat and over the sticks with 14 races in all.

Both cards form part of Friday’s evening programme which includes action from the UK also and the day’s fixtures sees flat racing from Tipperary and jumping action from Wexford on the agenda. We’ve looked over both of the day’s Irish racing fixtures to pick out our Friday Irish racing tips and best bets.


5:30 Tipperary – Follow Tipperary On Facebook Race (3yo+) 5f

Since winning last season’s Molecomb Stakes things haven’t gone to plan for STEEL BULL who hasn’t hit the heights expected of him; however the Clodovil colt can get back to winning ways here.

Michael O’Callaghan’s charge struggled in the wake of that Glorious Goodwood win twelve months ago, failing to trouble the judge in three subsequent starts and he looked in need of the run on his reappearance at Naas in the Listed Sole Power Sprint where he beat only one home.

However he did shape better latest when equipped with a tongue-tie to finish three lengths’ third behind Atalis Bay in the Listed Scurry Stakes at Sandown and a repeat of that run ought to see him go close here for his in-form yard.

This doesn’t look quite as strong a contest as he’s been taking in thus far in his career and he could take advantage of the easier grade to get back on the scoresheet.

Friday Irish racing tips. Steel Bull can get back to winning ways at Tipperary.

Friday Irish racing tips. Steel Bull can get back to winning ways at Tipperary.

6:00 Tipperary – Coolmore Stud Churchill Stakes (Listed Race) (2yo) 7½f

SEISAI can get back to winning ways easing in grade having tackled a Group Three contest at Leopardstown where Joseph O’Brien’s charge ran well in defeat, finishing third to Agartha in the Silver Flash Stakes and a repeat of that effort could be good enough here.

The Gleneagles filly had won the time before at Gowran Park when beating Nectaris by just over one length, scoring readily and that one has since franked the form when going in in a valuable contest at Galway recently.

There could be more to come from the O’Brien-trained filly who drops into a Listed contest and assuming she handles this slower ground then she could prove a tough nut to crack and can get back to winning ways here.

6:15 Wexford – Download The Boylesports App Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m4f

ROI DE DUBAI was a winner between the flags earlier in his career and while he has developed into a fairly useful hurdler over which he won three times it may be that going chasing is where the Dubai Destination gelding can really excel.

John McConnell’s nine-year old has had two starts over the larger obstacles either side of more than eleven months off, finishing runner-up each time in starts here and at Tipperary latest where he was beaten just over three lengths by Forged In Fire.

There could be more to come from him over the larger obstacles and this looks a decent opportunity for him to open his account in this discipline so every chance he can make his presence felt.

7:15 Wexford – Racing Again September 4th Handicap Chase (4yo+) 2m

SHE TOPS THE LOT has shaped well in a trio of starts over fences, finishing in the frame each time and latterly being denied only by a half-length at Tramore last month; Henry De Bromhead’s charge can get off the mark now over the larger obstacles.

The Yeats mare won twice over hurdles last term, scoring at Roscommon and Bellewstown and the lightly-raced eight-year old could have better to come still over the bigger obstacles where she can reverse form with reopposing Downthecellar who beat her last time out.

She was attempting to give the winner 7lbs on that occasion but the pair meet with the selection now only conceding 2lbs before her rider’s claim is taken into account; Mikey O’Connor is good value for his 7lbs allowance and she ought to turn the tables now getting 5lbs from her last time conquerer under this rider.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see her firmly in the mix again and every chance she can find another chunk of improvement to get off the mark over fences at the fourth attempt.