Irish racing best bets – Saturday tips at Fairyhouse and Limerick

Fairyhouse is the feature meeting in Ireland on Sunday.Fairyhouse is the feature meeting in Ireland on Sunday.

Irish racing best bets on Saturday

Fans of Irish horse racing have two meetings to look forward to on the flat and over the sticks and we’ve picked out our Irish racing best bets on Saturday and tips for both meetings going to post.

There are two fixtures heading to post in Ireland on Saturday to complement the UK racing action taking place and fans of Irish racing can get stuck into flat and jumps racing where a total of 15 races heads to post across both cards.

The day’s action on the flat in Ireland comes from Limerick, while Fairyhouse goes over the sticks on Saturday and our tipping team has picked out their Irish racing best bets and tips for the day.


1:40 Limerick – Welcome Back To Limerick Racecourse Maiden (3yo+) 6½f

ARCTICIAN has shown up plenty of good form as a juvenile, twice placing in Group company at Cork and the Curragh and the Dark Angel colt might have needed his return from almost a year off behind Moss Tucker at Tipperary in August.

Paddy Twomey’s charge has finished in the frame on all five starts and he should strip fitter for that recent reappearance which has since seen the winner go in again.

He sets the standard on his juvenile form and if building on his promising reappearance effort then he could shed his maiden tag here at the sixth attempt with a first-time visor now applied which may help him find a bit more improvement.

2:30 Fairyhouse – Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Chase (4yo+ 0-123) 2m7½f

FAVORI LOGIQUE has been in good form this term, winning three times over hurdles and fences and the Denham Red gelding surely would have gone close last time out but for falling at Sligo when still travelling well.

Ross O’sullivan’s charge had won over fences the time before at Ballinrobe, beating Father Jed who went on to win next time and take advantage of the selection’s exit at the last obstacle.

The six-year old does have bit more on his plate here with his new mark kicking in which is fully 10lbs higher than when taking that tumble although he’d have won well with a clear round; he could still prove ahead of his mark as a result and every chance he can make amends here.

Irish racing best bets. Jockey Bryan Cooper can get amongst the winners at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

3:05 Fairyhouse – Irish EBF Supporting TREO EILE Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m2f

JEREMYS JEWEL brings some solid bumper form to the table having finished a good fifth at the Dublin Racing Festival last February in a Grade Two won by Darling Daughter and returning from a lengthy absence this campaign to register a brace of wins at Wexford and Killarney respectively.

The Jeremy mare now tackles hurdles for the first time following three months off the track and the switch could see her take her form up another level and she rates the type to do well over obstacles.

Paul Nolan’s charge faces a potentially useful sort in Glan who has experience of hurdles, but the selection’s form in bumpers is arguably stronger and if she can take that level onto the track over timber then she ought to go close.

3:25 Limerick – Follow Limerick Racecourse On Instagram Race (3yo+) 7f

This should be easier than FREE SOLO’s latest assignments and the Showcasing colt could get back to winning ways for the first time since scoring as a two-year old at Leopardstown in July.

Jessica Harrington’s charge won well that day but things haven’t gone to plan for him since and he’s failed to add to his tally although he has run some good races in defeat including when denied only a half-length at Killarney in July behind Roca Roma.

He’s been flying high in recent runs, tackling the BMW Mile at Galway and latterly a Listed contest back at Killarney where he cut little ice in either start; but he faces an easier assignment this time and if putting his best foot forward he can make his presence felt.