Irish horse racing tips – Wednesday Irish all-weather tips at Dundalk
Irish horse racing tips on Wednesday 20 January
With only one meeting going to post in Ireland on Wednesday we’ve looked over the card at Dundalk and picked out our Wednesday Irish all-weather tips for the fixture.
Only one meeting heads to post in Ireland on Wednesday where the action comes from Dundalk ending under the floodlights. An eight-race card awaits punters on the polytrack surface and we’ve looked through the day’s action to pick out our Wednesday Irish all-weather tips for the fixture.
IRISH HORSE RACING TIPS – WEDNESDAY IRISH ALL-WEATHER TIPS AT DUNDALK
4:15 Dundalk – Irishinjuredjockeys.com Maiden (Div II) (4yo+) 1m4f
DUCK AND VANISH was a fairly useful flat performer for William Haggas last term where despite failing to win he did manage a couple of placed efforts including on the polytrack at Lingfield.
The Lope De Vega gelding has since joined Denis Hogan and he returns to the level following a disappointing effort over hurdles at Punchestown on New Years’ Eve where he beat only one rival home and trailed home by the thick end of 200 lengths behind Riviere D’etel.
He perhaps didn’t enjoy the heavy ground on that occasion but he showed he can handle polytrack and he could be worth chancing back on the level where he can compete here from 4lbs lower than when beaten less than one length behind Opera Gift at Pontefract last September.
Add in Joey Sheridan’s 5lbs claim and he looks to hold solid claims back in this discipline and he’ll be sharper for that recent spin over hurdles so it would be no surprise to see him going close.
4:45 Dundalk – Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 1m2½f
MERRIOR has yet to open her account but she has shown glimpses of ability and twice finished third on turf over the summer last year prior to switching to Joseph O’Brien.
Last seen finishing sixth in soft ground at Killarney in October the Born To Sea filly drops back in trip for her first outing for her new trainer and steps out on polytrack for the first time so a fair bit has to be taken on trust.
However her top yard is sure to have her primed and ready and a mark of 61 is certainly workable given her potential to improve under the guidance of the O’Brien team and she looks worth chancing to make a winning start to life with her new yard.
6:15 Dundalk – Hollywoodbets Horse Racing And Sports Betting Handicap (4yo+ 45-70) 1m
KUDBEGOOD has been in top form over course and distance, winning twice and making the frame in his three defeats which includes when just touched off latest when chasing a hat-trick of wins 12 days ago.
John McConnell has his string in good form and the Most Improved gelding was beaten only a neck behind Just Brilliant despite rearing as the stalls opened and giving up ground. He wasn’t seen to best effect as a result and the effort of getting into a challenging position at the furlong pole may just have cost him.
He’s been raised 3lbs for that but the feeling is there’s still more to come from him and another bold performance wouldn’t come as a surprise where he can get back on track under his promising claiming rider.
6:45 Dundalk – Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 6f
SEVEN WORLDS has mad e the frame in his last couple of starts on turf, latterly beaten only a neck behind Teddy Boy at Navan in the mud back in October last year over the minimum trip.
Darren Bunyan’s No Nay Never gelding set the early fractions in that contest but having lost his place he rallied well and kept on to snatch the silver medal and the return to six furlongs could help him to go one better.
He’s been eased 1lb in the ratings following that outing and still unexposed on polytrack he could make his presence felt again and he can collect a first career win in what looks a relatively poor contest.