Irish racing best bets – Thursday tips for Tipperary
Thursday tips for Tipperary
Just one meeting heads to post on Thursday in Ireland with action over the sticks and we’ve picked out our Thursday tips for Tipperary.
Irish horse racing action continues on Thursday with an eight-race card over the sticks which sees racing from Tipperary.
Maiden and handicap racing is the order of the day at the Munster track and we’ve looked over the day’s eight-race card to pick out our Thursday tips for Tipperary over the sticks.
IRISH RACING BEST BETS – THURSDAY TIPS FOR TIPPERARY
1:30 Tipperary – Tipperary Town Maiden Hurdle (Div I) (4yo) 2m
TAX FOR MAX sets a very stiff standard for the others to follow and Willie Mullins’ charge ought to get off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles.
A smart sort on the flat in Germany, finishing fifth in the Group One Grosser Preis Von Bayern the Maxios colt was pitched straight into a Grade Three hurdle on his first start for Mullins at Fairyhouse in February where only the smart Teahupoo beat him by seven lengths.
He then contested at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished sixth of eight runners behind Quilixios, pulling hard before fading and he never got seriously involved. This though is considerably easier and he remains capable of better.
Given past assignments it is obvious he’s well thought of at Closutton and unless there’s a big improver lurking then he ought to be hard to beat here.
2:35 Tipperary – tipperaryraces.ie Mares Maiden Hurdle (Div I) (4yo+) 2m4½f
GLORY FOR MOLLY offered plenty to work on when finishing runner-up to a fair sort in a maiden hurdle contest earlier in the month, beaten four lengths by Manitopark Aa and the Dylan Thomas mare can go one better here.
David Kelly’s charge had contested a Grade Three bumper on her Rules debut having moved out of the point-to-point sphere and she went with some purpose on her first try hurdling where she was still in contention until making a mistake two flights from home which put her on the back foot.
Given she was sent off at 250/1 that run was hugely creditable and she probably wouldn’t need to find much improvement in order to feature at the business end here in what looks a relatively weak affair.
3:45 Tipperary – Junction Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4½f
Most of these arrive out of form but that isn’t an argument that can be levelled at GROVEMAN who comes into the race on the back of a win at Cork twelve days ago and the Holy Roman Emperor can strike again here.
Eric McNamara’s charge overturned odds of 25/1 when scoring by three-parts of a length from Sean Says and the third from that race reopposes here having since run second at Clonmel. While the selection is worse off with that rival now at the weights that one may find a third run in 12 days taking the edge off him and with a bit more of a break the selection can uphold that form.
This is just his third run for McNamara having been trained previously by Jedd O’ Keeffe and he remains well handicapped despite his rise in the weights on his old UK form so ought to remain competitive.
4:15 Tipperary – Tipperary Races On Twitter Handicap Hurdle (Div I) (4yo+ 80-102) 3m
SEANGOELL was under some fierce pressure for most of the way at Ballinrobe earlier in the month but that run came over a trip far short of her best and back over a more suitable distance the Gold Well mare can get back to winning ways.
Norman Lee’s charge is a point-to-point winner and prior to her latest outing she had made the frame in four previous outings which included a win at Limerick over 2m 6f where she beat Iridescent by two lengths.
The third from that race has won since and with only 1lb rise in the weights to contend with here she can remain competitive with her rider able to utilise his full 7lbs allowance on this occasion so a big performance wouldn’t come as a surprise over this more suitable distance and she can go close.