Irish Horse Racing Tips – Best Bets on the Ballinrobe and Tipperary Tuesday Cards

Irish Horse Racing Tips. Tuesday's action comes on the level at Tipperary and over jumps at Ballinrobe.Irish Horse Racing Tips. Tuesday's action comes on the level at Tipperary and over jumps at Ballinrobe.

Ballinrobe & Tipperary Horse Racing Tips – Tuesday, May 31

The action in Ireland on Tuesday centres around Ballinrobe’s seven-race Jumps card, plus a fine supporting meeting at Tipperary, which hosts a seven-race Flat card. Our Irish horse racing expert has identified his top bets on the day which you can check out below.


Metersandmasks (5.35 Ballinrobe) 13/2

The McHale Mayo Handicap Hurdle has attracted a competitive field, yet of the runners, it is METERSANDMASKS who appeals most for trainer Charles Byrnes and jockey Phillip Enright.

This 6yo mare was a maiden hurdle winner at the track last summer and she has been in excellent form since returning from a break, running out a 20/1 winner at Cork earlier this month.

The daughter of Shirocco failed to supplement that when a beaten favourite at Killarney next time out, yet she was never nearer than at the finish that day and the run strongly suggests that stepping up to this 3m1f trip could unlock improvement. Decent ground suits and this track clearly holds no fears, so there’s enough in Metersandmasks’ profile to put her up as a selection here.

Irish Horse Racing Tips. Charles Byrnes can land Ballinrobe's 3m1f handicap hurdle with Metersandmasks.

Irish Horse Racing Tips. Charles Byrnes can land Ballinrobe’s 3m1f handicap hurdle with Metersandmasks.


Eskylane (6.05 Ballinrobe) 9/4

A race run in the name of the stable’s former five-time Cheltenham Festival winner, the McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Chase can go to Gordon Elliott’s ESKYLANE, a one-time Cheltenham Champion Bumper fifth.

Although he didn’t quite hit the heights expected of him over hurdles, Eskylane still managed to score twice in that sphere, including in a competitive handicap hurdle at Down Royal back in October.

A close-up fifth back from a break at Fairyhouse last month, Eskylane is entitled to come on for that run and it looks notable that connections now send him chasing, with his dam closely related to Grade 2 winning chaser Cane Brake.


The Dara Man (6.35 Ballinrobe) 20/1

As always, a competitive renewal of the McHale Mayo National Handicap Chase is in prospect here. Danny Mullins last won the race in 2014 aboard Sammy Black, and THE DARA MAN is taken to provide the rider with another victory in the event.

John Ryan’s charge has course form to his name courtesy of a Ballinrobe maiden hurdle win, and he added to his tally with an 11-length Limerick success earlier this year, after which his trainer described him as, “a class jumper”.

Things haven’t panned out for The Dara Man since that victory, but he may well have been racing with this contest in mind, and he’s carrying next to no weight on his back off just 10st 3lb. Unexposed over both trip and fences, he rates the one to be with here.

Irish Horse Racing Tips. Danny Mullins can ride The Dara Man to victory in Ballinrobe's Tuesday feature.

Irish Horse Racing Tips. Danny Mullins can ride The Dara Man to victory in Ballinrobe’s Tuesday feature.


Shajak (8.20 Tipperary) 5/2

My Mate Mozzie is expected to be popular with punters with the 141-rated hurdler reverting to the level for this Thank You To All The Frontline Workers Maiden, but Gavin Cromwell’s charge was a beaten favourite at Killarney last time and this drop in trip and fast ground pose him questions.

Preference instead goes to SHAJAK, who has shown clear signs of ability in his two starts to date, building on a Curragh fifth when fourth at Navan earlier this month.

Shajak was under the pump a fair way out that day and only gave his best late on when outpaced by rivals who hold Classic aspirations. Both that run and Shajak’s pedigree suggest that going up to this distance will suit, whilst the 16lb he receives from My Mate Mozzie could prove crucial.