Irish racing best bets – Gowran Park tips on Monday

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Gowran Park tips on Monday

With one meeting going to post in Ireland to kickstart a new week of horse racing action our tipping team has picked out their Gowran Park tips on Monday and best bets on the card.

A new week of horse racing action kicks off in Ireland on Monday with action on the flat where an eight-race card awaits punters. Our tipping team has picked out their Gowran Park tips on Monday and best bets on the card.


1:30 Gowran Park – BetVictor Loyalty Club Nursery Handicap (2yo 45-65) 1m

CRYPTOS DREAM found some improvement switching to handicaps last time out to get off the mark at Bellewstown, all out to hold on from Arch Enemy by a half-length and the Elzaam filly can progress again from that breakthrough win to follow up here.

Edward Sheehy’s charge hadn’t cut much ice previously in maidens on turf and the all-weather, but she took a forward step to deny rivals latest where she raced prominently and kept on well to grind out a game first success under this rider whose 5lbs claim can come in handy again.

She has a bit more on her plate from 7lbs higher mark but she may have more to offer and this slightly longer trip is likely to suit; as the sole winner in a field of limited rivals she looks to hold solid claims and can follow up.

2:37 Gowran Park – Extra Places Everyday At BetVictor (C & G) Maiden (3yo+) 1m

EQUUS DEUS has shown enough in three starts to date that he is up to winning a small race and gthe Galileo colt can make the breakthrough here.

Joseph O’Brien’s charge showed up well over this trip when finishing third at Navan in August and he ran better than the bare result at Listowel last month where the shorter trip didn’t appear to suit.

He is back up in distance here and there could be better to come from him with Mikey Sheehy taking 5lbs off and open still to improvement ought to run a big race in a trappy contest.

Irish racing best bets. Gowran Park tips on Monday.

Irish racing best bets. Gowran Park tips on Monday.

3:12 Gowran Park – Lengthen Your Odds With BetVictor Handicap (3yo) 1m

SHERKIN ISLAND is given another chance having gone off too hard when disappointing at Punchestown when last seen and the Fastnet Rock filly remains capable of better.

Dermot Weld’s charge had won at Galway in July, beating Kojin having finished a promising third on debut and his latest run was certainly below par when finishing last of five behind Casanova, doing too much early and fading.

That winner has acquitted himself well in Pattern company however and the selection now tries handicapping for the first time where a mark of 85 does looks a bit harsh given what he’s achieved. However he does take on some more exposed rivals and the drop to one mile ought to be in his favour so he could bounce back with a better effort.

5:25 Gowran Park – BetVictor Casino Handicap (Div II) (4yo+ 45-65) 1m1½f

FENNOR CROSS has found some improvement returning to one mile in handicaps, winning his last two starts and the Elzaam gelding can make it a hat-trick here.

John McConnell’s charge got off the mark over this course in September, beating Dunum by a head and he repeated the dose over the same rival at Thurles earlier this month with a three-parts of a length victory with both coming under this rider.

This longer trip could eke out more improvement and while he’s 6lbs higher here following his two victories the lightly-raced sort can continue his upward curve to strike a third successive victory.