Irish Horse Racing Tips – Best Bets on Roscommon’s Tuesday Card
Irish Horse Racing Tips – Tuesday, August 2
The action in Ireland on Tuesday comes from Roscommon, which hosts a seven-race Jumps card. Our Irish horse racing expert has identified his top bets on the day which you can check out below.
Repeat That (5.55 Roscommon) 12/1
Roscommon’s Castlerea Handicap Chase rates an excellent opportunity for REPEAT THAT to make a return to winning ways.
This 9yo’s sole victory from eleven starts under rules came in a 2m4f Bellewstown handicap hurdle last summer, but he wasn’t beaten far in fourth when attempting to retain that race for the second time last month.
He is back over the larger obstacles here, and although he hasn’t completed in two starts in this sphere to date, he strongly caught the eye at Limerick in May when firmly creeping into contention before a horse fell directly in front of him, causing rider Donagh Meyler to unseat.
Interestingly the handicapper has left his mark untouched on the back of that, and Repeat That would surely have gone at least close given a trouble-free run. This is Repeat That’s first attempt at 3m under rules, and given that he ran well over this trip in points, it could unlock some improvement from him.
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Follow The Crowd (6.25 Roscommon) 9/4
It is difficult to get away from the claims of FOLLOW THE CROWD in the Connaughton Auctioneers Handicap Chase at Roscommon on Tuesday.
This gelding has a useful Jumps background being related to a Midlands National winner, and he’s done well since sent handicapping over fences of late, finishing a narrow second in back-to-back Downpatrick handicap chases in May.
Follow The Crowd was just in the lead when knuckling on landing, and falling, at the final fence in a handicap chase at Wexford last time.
The handicapper has pushed Follow The Crowd up a pound for that effort, but given he may well have scored but for the blunder that rise may be a lenient one. Mark Walsh is now back in the saddle, and given this gelding’s ability to travel and jump well throughout his races, the drop back to 2m5f shouldn’t inconvenience.
He won’t get many better opportunities than this to gain a much-deserved first career success.
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Broken Ice (8.00 Roscommon) 18/1
Lucailem looks an obvious player for the Paul Byron Shoes Handicap Hurdle, for all that he does appear just an out-and-out stayer at this stage and therefore is always vulnerable to something with a bit of toe.
That runner in this lineup could just be BROKEN ICE, who mixed it up to good effect under both codes last season, going close in a pair of 1m6f handicaps on the Flat on either side of a handicap hurdle victory at Bellewstown.
He’s been slowly progressive in three starts chasing this year, going up gradually in trip on each occasion, shaping as though staying trips would suit when third at Clonmel on penultimate run.
Broken Ice was in the process of bettering that run when in second, and beginning to make his challenge, before unseating his rider at the final fence in a beginners chase at Limerick last time.
He reverts to hurdles here off what looks a workable mark of 104 (only 5lb higher than when scoring at Bellewstown) and going up to 3m1f for the first time looks sure to suit him.