Irish horse racing best bets – Friday Fairyhouse tips

Friday Fairyhouse tips and best bets.Friday Fairyhouse tips and best bets.

Friday Fairyhouse tips and best bets

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland today and we’ve picked out our Friday Fairyhouse tips and best bets for the action on the flat.

While six meetings head to post across the UK there is just one meeting taking place in Ireland with action on the flat at Fairyhouse.

Eight races await punters at the premier Irish venue and with some competitive handicap action dominating the card; we’ve looked over each of the day’s eight races and have picked out our Friday Fairyhouse tips and best bets at the fixture.


1:15 Fairyhouse – Irish EBF Auction Series Maiden (2yo) 6f

EUROCRAT shaped nicely on his debut at Leopardstown earlier in the month and with that experience under his belt the Holy Roman Emperor gelding can get off the mark at the second attempt.

Jessica Harrington’s charge finished third in that debut run, beaten five lengths by Celtic Times having been caught too far back; but he kept on well enough and there’s likely better to come although the drop to six furlongs is a slight worry given how he hit the line over further on debut.

The winner has since contested a Group Three so it could prove decent form and he’s the choice of Shane Foley from the yard’s runners in the race and there’d be no surprise in seeing him going close if handling the ground.

Friday Fairyhouse tips. Jessica Harrington can saddle a winner on the Friday racecard.

Friday Fairyhouse tips. Jessica Harrington can saddle a winner on the Friday racecard.

3:00 Fairyhouse – Fairyhouse Racing From Home Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 6f

BORN INVINCIBLE got off the mark in soft ground at Limerick last September and while his form since has been patchy he could get back on the winning trail if building on a very encouraging fourth latest at Navan.

Gerard O’Leary’s charge finished around five lengths adrift of Act Of Unity on that occasion, running on late having been held up and possibly given too much to do.

This is no stronger a race and a repeat of that latest effort ought to see him in the mix again.

4:35 Fairyhouse – Next Meeting At Fairyhouse June 11th Apprentice Handicap (4yo+ 45-75) 1m2f

NA CAITH TOBAC looks worth chancing on his return to the flat having run well in recent starts over hurdles and Paul Flynn’s charge can get back to winning ways here.

A dual winner last autumn, scoring victories at Tipperary and Navan respectively – the latter in soft ground – he has since finished third three times from four outings over hurdles including behind Quilixios and latterly Mr Tambourine Man at Killarney earlier in the month.

His last flat start saw him beaten just a half-length by Ivy Avenue on ground that was possibly quicker than ideal and if he can run to a similar standard back on a softer surface then the Elzaam gelding could go close from just 1lb higher.