Irish racing best bets – Racing tips for Ballinrobe’s evening fixture
Irish racing tips for Ballinrobe on Monday
Just one fixture heads to post in Ireland on Monday with action over the sticks and we’ve picked out our Irish racing tips for Ballinrobe.
We have just one meeting in Ireland to look forward to on Monday evening and a seven-race card takes place at Ballinrobe. Following the abandonment of Windsor’s scheduled meeting in the UK the fixture becomes the sole evening racing fixture.
The seven-race card at the Mayo track is predominantly a hurdles affair with five of the seven scheduled races taking place over the smaller obstacles with one each over fences and on the level with the closing bumper contest.
We’ve looked over the Monday racecard to pick out our racing tips for Ballinrobe and best bets on the card.
IRISH RACING BEST BETS – RACING TIPS FOR BALLINROBE
4:30 Ballinrobe – FBD Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m2f
IRISH POSEIDON has shaped with some promise in his two starts over hurdles to date, latterly finishing third behind Off Your Rocco at Killarney earlier the month where he was beaten just two lengths.
A winner on the all-weather at Dundalk where he reeled off a hat-trick of victories towards the end of last year Matthew Smith’s charge could benefit from this extra furlong and there might be more to come from him after just two starts in this sphere.
He does have softer ground to contend with on this occasion but if he handles the conditions then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him firmly in the mix and he can get off the mark.
5:00 Ballinrobe – Sheridan Electric Hurdle (4yo) 2m2f
A heavy ground winner on the flat for Aidan O’Brien PALM BEACH got off the mark at the fourth attempt over hurdles with a narrow victory over Miss Tempo at Kilbeggan earlier this month.
That victory came on the back of a trio of silver medal finishes in heavy ground where he wasn’t beaten far in any of them; but he made no mistake latest and the Galileo gelding can follow up with the underfoot conditions here no issue.
He struck by a half-length last time, idling in front having made a mistake at the last in a race where he wore first-time blinkers; that form has since been boosted and the headgear is retained here so he looks worth chancing to find another jolt of improvement for Joseph O’Brien and he can strike again.
5:30 Ballinrobe – Monroe’s Live John Monroe Memorial Mares Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m2f
NO MEMORY won twice over hurdles last autumn, scoring at this venue and Wexford and rounding off her hurdling campaign with a very good second to Minx Tiara at Limerick having also contested a Grade Three previous.
A recent spin on the flat should have blown away any cobwebs in William O’Brien’s Westerner mare who returns to hurdles here and could go well from just 1lb higher in the weights than when posting that near-miss.
These conditions will certainly suit and it is interesting connections have booked Rachael Blackmore for this outing which suggests confidence that the mare can run well so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her firmly in the mix here.
6:00 Ballinrobe – Bank Of Ireland Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m2f
Soft ground clearly suits LISTENHERETOMEJACK who won in the mud at Thurles back in November and the Masterofthehorse gelding got back to winning ways latest when running out a half-length winner from Brides Hill over this course earlier in the month over a slightly shorter trip.
Eoin Doyle’s charge got up late to deny the eventual runner-up and while he’s been pushed up 5lbs for that success his rider Mikey O’Connor can use his claim this time around so he is in effect 2lbs lower than when posting that victory.
This extra furlong can only help based on the evidence of that run last time out and with conditions ideal he can deliver a big run from this adjusted rating.