Irish horse racing tips – Best bets at Roscommon over the sticks
Tuesday Irish racing tips at Roscommon
Just one fixture takes place in Ireland on Tuesday over the sticks and we’ve picked out our best bets at Roscommon.
While five meetings go to post in the UK on Tuesday there is just one meeting in Ireland for punters to get stuck into an an eight-race card awaits over the sticks at Roscommon.
Featuring the Connacht National as the feature of the day we’ve looked over the day’s racecard to pick out our best bets at Roscommon and tips on Tuesday’s jumps racecard.
IRISH HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT ROSCOMMON OVER THE JUMPS
1:50 Roscommon – Roscommon Racecourse Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div I) (4yo+ 80-95) 1m7½f
ZAMOND has shown glimmers of ability over hurdles and Colin Bowe’s charge can get off the mark here.
The Diamond Green gelding returned from more than three months off to turn in his best effort yet when faced with better ground at Clonmel last month, finishing third behind Punters Poet on his handicap debut and he could benefit from this drop in distance for this latest outing.
He’s only been pushed up 1lb in the weights and Jordan Gainford can use 4lbs of his claim given the conditions for the race so he can effectively run off 87 which can see him post a big run if arriving in similar form.
2:25 Roscommon – Roscommon Racecourse Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (Div II) (4yo+ 80-95) 1m7½f
It might be worth giving a chance to EDMOND DANTES who won twice on the flat for David Menuisier prior to joining Gavin Cromwell and going hurdling.
The Alhebayeb gelding hasn’t shown much thus far over timber in maidens and a handicap contest latterly where he beat only one home; but he’s been running on soft and heavy ground thus far and he could prove a different proposition now he tackles a quicker surface.
He disappointed latest in heavy ground, always behind and never a factor in the contest; but he wasn’t unfancied in the betting and he could yet come good in this sphere tackling a weak contest where the handicapper has eased him 2lbs.
There wouldn’t be much of a shock to see him turning in a better effort now faced with better ground and he can run well.
3:00 Roscommon – Dermot Hughes Car Sales Rated Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f
RUNRIZED got off the mark over hurdles when running out an eight lengths’ victor at Tramore in April, responding well to the fitting of a tongue-tie to beat Western Cowboy and Willie Mullins’ charge is taken to follow up that performance with another success here.
The Authorized gelding had been thought good enough to have a crack at the 2019 Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished down the field and he subsequently disappointed in a trio of starts punctuated by lengthy absences prior to making that breakthrough win.
He failed to fire on the flat last time out, but he could do better returning to hurdles here and the 2lbs rise he has been given for that first win is offset by his rider’s claim. There could be more to come from him now he steps up in trip in this sphere and no surprise if he were to make his presence felt.
3:35 Roscommon – Athleague Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-123) 2m4f
ISOTOPE bounced back to form fitted with cheekpieces for the first time, finding only one too good at Tipperary last month and the Footstepsinthesand gelding can go one better here if the headgear has a positive effect again.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge was a winner over hurdles at Wexford last term and he made the frame in a Gowran Park contest later in the season from this mark. Subsequently fourth on his reapperance from a break he ran well in a valuable Punchestown contest prior to his near miss where he was beaten only a head having been run down late by the winner.
The third from that race has won since, while the fourth and fifth horses have both gone on to make the frame in subsequent starts so there’s be little shock in seeing him heavily involved here with Hugh Morgan taking off 5lbs back at a venue where he’s won in the past albeit on the flat.
4:45 Roscommon – Connacht National Handicap Chase (5yo+) 3m½f
JERANDME took well to fences last term, winning twice in July and September with wins at Kilbeggan and Sligo and the Azamour gelding can get back on track here.
He had also won on the flat inbetween those chase victories and having possibly needed the run on his reappearance over a trip far too sharp he showed some improvement to finish fourth at Punchestown latest in the Pat Taaffe Chase where he was beaten just over five lengths by Brahma Bull.
A subsequent winner was behind him that day and he competes here from the same mark while Eoin Walsh can take off a handy 5lbs so he looks set to run well and he’s won here in the past which is another plus.
He can turn in a good performance here and no surprise to see him in the shakeup.