Irish Horse Racing Tips – Punchestown Best Bets On Sunday, February 13
Irish Horse Racing Tips – Sunday, February 13
Sunday’s Irish horse racing action comes from Punchestown, which plays host to a competitive meeting that features the Grade B Hollywoodbets Grand National Trial Handicap Chase. Our Irish horse racing expert has identified his top bets on the cards which you can check out below.
You Raised Me Up (2.10 Punchestown)
Ciel De Neige holds a high rating over hurdles and is an unblemished 2-2 in this sphere. He must be respected yet could struggle to concede 7lb to YOU RAISED ME UP, who was himself a classy hurdler who held favouritism for last season’s County Hurdle.
Although only mid-field that day he was found post-race to be lame, so can have the performance marked up, and there was plenty to like about You Raised Me Up’s chasing debut at this track in December.
You Raised Me Up travelled quite menacingly throughout that race and only gave best late on. The winner, Ferny Hollow, has since gone in at Grade 1 level, so time has shown You Raised Me Up stood little chance at the weights.
This looks a more realistic proposition for Martin Brassil’s charge, who surely has more to offer over the large obstacles.
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Torygraph (2.40 Punchestown)
Gordon Elliott has taken two of the last four renewals of this contest, and whilst the market feels that Floueur provides him with the strongest chance of enhancing that, TORYGRAPH looks the better bet at the prices.
This son of Mahler was a classy novice hurdler last season who was sent off a single-figure price for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Despite that however, given his connections, chasing was ultimately always going to be his game.
Although not really going on from a respectable chase debut third at this track in November, Torygraph now makes his first start in handicap company, and an opening mark of 132 appears to provide him with plenty of wriggle room.
An assured jumper who thrives on testing ground, there appears plenty in Torygraph’s favour here and it would therefore prove a big disappointment were he not to go close.
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Slip Of The Tongue (3.10 Punchestown)
The big stables dominate the betting with the three at the top of the market here in Largy Debut (De Bromhead), Au Fleuron (Elliott) and Deploy The Getaway (Mullins), yet it could prove folly to look past Padraig Roche’s SLIP OF THE TONGUE.
This 5yo Flemensfirth gelding had the classy Tax For Max behind when making a winning racecourse debut at Tipperary in May, and he has gone on to run credible races in defeat behind the likes of Saint Felicien, Quilixios and Teahupoo.
There should be plenty more to come from Slip Of The Tongue who is making just his fourth career start here, and on bare figures his current odds look too big to pass over.