Irish racing best bets on Thursday – Tips for Clonmel and Dundalk

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Irish racing best bets on Thursday

Two meetings head to post in Ireland today and we’ve picked out our Irish racing best bets on Thursday and tips for both cards.

Irish horse racing action continues on Thursday with two meetings heading to post on the flat in the late-afternoon into the evening.

There will be 15 races in all taking place with action from Clonmel on turf and also Dundalk on their all-weather surface; we’ve picked out our Irish racing best bets on Thursday and tips for both racecards.


5:00 Dundalk – Join Us On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Handicap (3yo 45-75) 6f

ROSES BLUE has shown enough in her six starts to date to suggest she can win a small race and it might be worth giving the Kodiac filly another chance as she steps back up in trip on this surface.

Jessica Harrington’s charge was only beaten one length by Iva Batt over this course and distance back in April but has been running since over the minimum trip which has possibly been on the sharp side for her and she can do better back over six furlongs for the first time since that near miss.

The runner-up from her latest run at Navan over five furlongs has gone on to win a Listed contest and she could be fairly treated now trying a handicap for the first time having been given a mark of 73. Returning from a short break she can make her presence felt over this longer trip and no surprise to see her going close.

5:15 Clonmel – Racing Next On 30th September Handicap (3yo 45-65) 1m1½f

BEN SIEGEL has been improving steadily in recent runs, posting a career best effort to get off the mark at Ballinrobe in July and the Tamayuz gelding can make a winning return from a short break to double up.

Noel Meade’s charge had finished runner-up the time before at Killarney but relished the drop to this trip latest where he struck by a head from Razdan, all out to hold on having got to the front close home. The runner-up and third horses home have both run well since in defeat to uphold the form and a subsequent 3lbs rise for that victory could prove very fair.

Open to improvement he can continue to progress and no surprise to see him in the mix again here.

Irish racing best bets on Thursday. Trainer Noel Meade can get amongst the winners at Clonmel.

Irish racing best bets on Thursday. Trainer Noel Meade can get amongst the winners at Clonmel.

6:00 Dundalk – Floodlit Fridays Return To Dundalk 17th September Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 6f

ADAMS BARBOUR hasn’t been seen at his best on turf recently where he’s been somewhat patchy with his form; but back on polytrack it might be worth chancing the Elzaam gelding to get back on track.

Lee Smyth’s charge is a dual-winner over this course which includes one at the distance and he was beaten less than one length on his last start here in April having won the time before.

Fourth latest on turf at Naas last month he’s been eased 3lbs in the weights while Siobhan Rutledge can claim a further 7lbs so he really ought to be competitive from an effective rating of 42 which is 4lbs below the mark he struck his latest victory from albeit that came here over the minimum trip.

He should be capable of bouncing back though and a big performance wouldn’t come as a surprise back on polytrack from a very appealing mark.

6:45 Clonmel – Tipperary Perpetual Cup Handicap (4yo+) 2m½f

GROVEMAN was a fairly useful sort on the flat for Jedd O’Keeffe prior to joining this yard and the Holy Roman Emperor gelding wasted little time in finding his feet for current handler Emmet McNamara with a win over hurdles at Cork in May.

After a few lesser runs returned to the flat he struck at Tramore latest with a defeat of Sevenna Star and a 4lbs rise for that success ought to be workable given his past exploits and having won off 85 in the UK on the level and rated 107 over hurdles.

He struck a shade comfortably last time, scoring by just over one length with the front two pulling clear and he ought to be involved again at the finish for his shrewd yard.