Irish racing best bets – Dundalk Wednesday tips on the all-weather

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Wednesday racing tips for Dundalk

One more Irish horse racing fixture heads to post on Wednesday and focus switches to the all-weather. We’ve picked out our Dundalk Wednesday tips and best bets on the card.

Wednesday’s Irish racing fixture list sees one more fixture taking place with action on the all-weather at Dundalk in the late afternoon and into the evening.

Featuring some competitive handicap action on an eight-race card we’ve assessed the day’s Irish racing action on the all-weather to pick out Dundalk Wednesday tips and best bets on the card.


6:20 Dundalk – Join Us On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Handicap (3yo 45-65) 1m

DESIGNER CAILIN was steadily progressive on this surface earlier in the year, finishing third on her last start on the all-weather in March when beaten just over two lengths by Betrayed.

The Strath Burn filly switched to turf for her latest outing where she ran creditably despite missing the break to finish fourth in a competitive handicap where she wore a first-time hood and that run saw her take another small forward step.

Patrick Martin’s charge now tries one mile for the first time and the additional furlong could unlock another level of improvement and if the headgear can eke out a little more from her then she ought to go close.

6:50 Dundalk – Handicap (4yo+ 45-70) 7f

BELEAGUREMENT hasn’t won for a while but the Kodiac gelding did register his last success over this course and distance and can be worth chancing to get back to winning ways here.

That last win was followed up by a near miss back over this course and distance last March where he was beaten only a half-length by Trueba; but he subsequently struggled last summer on turf although a return to this surface in October saw him finish a close third to Legal Thriller.

He’s since bounce back this term from a couple of lesser efforts to make the frame in recent runs over course and distance and John McConnell’s charge is 1lb lower in the weights than when last successful.

With the likelihood of a strong pace to aim at he could go well and can overturn recent form with Tipperary Moon now he’s better drawn and 6lbs better off at the weights.

Dundalk Wednesday tips. Aidan O'Brien can get amongst the winners on the all-weather racecard.

Dundalk Wednesday tips. Aidan O’Brien can get amongst the winners on the all-weather racecard.

7:20 Dundalk – Find Us On Facebook @dundalkstadium Rated Race (3yo) 6f

FOREST OF DREAMS had shaped with ability on debut at Navan last June, an impression confirmed next time back over that course when winning readily to get off the mark.

Aidan O’Brien’s No Nay Never colt subsequently found the company of the Group Two Railway Stakes too much to handle and he disappointed in finishing last of seven although there were better signs back from eight months off at Cork earlier this month where he finished a fair fourth to Logo Hunter despite being slowly away.

He wore a tongue-tie on that occasion and the result can perhaps be marked up following his poor start; he’ll be sharper with that run under his belt and he could have more to come if finding some improvement for this longer trip.

With the yard starting the new season well he looks worth chancing to get back to winning ways here.

7:50 Dundalk – Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 2m

ALOHAMORA is winless on the flat but has a couple of successes to her name over hurdles and fences, last tasting victory over the smaller obstacles when scoring at Fairyhouse last January.

James Nash’s English Channel mare was last seen running a solid runner-up behind Merrior back on the flat at Gowran Park earlier this month and if she can build on that better showing then she might be able to end her barren record in this sphere.

Two runs on this surface haven’s set the heather alight, but first-time blinkers worn last time seemed to help and the versatile performer can have a say in the finish if progressing on the back of that effort which was her first spin on the flat for more than two years.

This longer trip should suit and she can give a good account for all she does need to improve again.