Irish horse racing tips – Monday best bets at Gowran Park and Ballinrobe
Two horse racing fixtures head to post on Monday in Ireland and we look over both cards with our Monday best bets at Gowran Park and Ballinrobe.
While a trio of horse racing fixtures goes to post in the UK, is also a pair of meetings taking place in Ireland with afternoon jumps racing from Gowran Park; while on the level there is an evening meeting at Ballinrobe.
With 16 races taking place across both of Monday’s fixtures we look over both of the day’s cards and reveal our Monday best bets at Gowran Park and Ballinrobe.
MONDAY BEST BETS AT GOWRAN PARK & BALLINROBE
2:30 Gowran Park – Support The Irish Injured Jockeys Fund Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f
BARRINGTON COURT has shown himself to be a useful hurdler, winning twice over timber which includes on her latest outing at Tipperary where Jessica Harrington’s charge beat Recent Revelations. That form has been done no harm since with the runner-up filling the same spot next time and the Mastercraftsman mare can strike again.
She showed herself to be a useful sort when taking a Listed bumper prior to making the switch to hurdles and there’s likely more to come from her having given the impression latest that there’s a bigger performance in the locker.
She has to give away weight all round here but with the potential for better she looks worth sticking with to follow up that latest win with further success.
3:00 Gowran Park – Holden Plant Rentals Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-102) 2m4f
SHANNON FIELDS has finished third on each of his last two starts and the Scorpion gelding can show further improvement to get off the mark here.
Eric McNamara’s charge latterly returned from a break upped up trip at Tipperary to finish a good third behind Slainte And Thanks, beaten five lengths. He’s only been raised 1lb in the weights following that run and a repeat of that effort might be good enough to see him open his account.
This doesn’t look a particularly strong contest, but he’s less exposed than many of these rivals and appears to be going to the right way so is taken to progress again under Mark Walsh to register a first career success.
4:45 Ballinrobe – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies & Mares Maiden (3yo+) 1m1½f
LOVE BRACELET might be slightly more exposed than most of these rivals, but her form is arguably the best on offer and the War Front filly can get off the mark if building on her most recent third at Killarney where she was beaten only one length behind Star Of Cashel.
Aidan O’Brien’s charge bumped into Albigna on her competitive debut last term, after which she failed to cut much ice in the Queen Mary Stakes. She also met with defeat in subsequent outings at Naas and Newmarket, but she appeared to find some improvement on her seasonal debut when stepped up in trip and she took another forward step latest.
She has even further to go here which might well deliver further progress and with the yard in good form she can step up again on that most recent effort to belatedly open her account.
6:15 Ballinrobe – Paddy Smyth Memorial Apprentice Handicap (3yo 45-75) 1m1½f
CALIDUS MIRABILIS has been in decent form this year, winning twice on the all-weather over the winter with victories at Dundalk and Chelmsford; while he’s failed to win since, he went close to a return to winning ways back at Dundalk earlier in the month where he was beaten only by a neck behind Wojood.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge was just run down late that day, travelling well into the contest but possibly getting to the front too soon and he couldn’t quite hold off the late charge of the winner with the front two pulling clear.
The handicapper has perhaps reacted harshly with a 6lbs rise in the weights; but he gives the suspicion he has a bigger performance in him and he could still be well-treated. Unexposed over this trip he can give another good account and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Hot Streak gelding firmly in the mix.