Irish racing best bets – Tipperary racing tips on Tuesday
Tuesday Irish racing best bets
Irish horse racing continues on Tuesday with one meeting on the level at Tipperary. We’ve picked out our Tipperary racing tips for the day.
We have one fixture to look forward to in Ireland on Tuesday with an eight-race card on the flat at Tipperary. The card features some competitive handicap action as well as potentially informative maiden races which could yield a smart sort or two from the runners.
We’ve looked over the day’s eight races on the cad and pick out our Tipperary racing tips on Tuesday.
IRISH RACING BEST BETS – TIPPERARY RACING TIPS ON TUESDAY 20 APRIL
5:10 Tipperary – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo+) 5f
BASHARAT has shown enough in a handful of starts to suggest he’s up to winning a small race or two and Andrew Slattery’s charge can make the breakthrough here.
The Bated Breath gelding ran his best race when faced with a quicker surface over this trip at Naas last September, finishing four lengths’ third behind Giselles Thunder and he ran better than the bare result subsequently at Dundalk although he was possibly just stretched by the longer trip.
Back from a break at Naas in March he finished sixth to Zegos Surprise on soft ground but he can do better here with that run under his belt and returning to quicker ground. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going well though now he’s been sharpened up and he can go close here.
5:40 Tipperary – Thank You To The Frontline Workers Handicap (3yo+ 45-65) 5f
BLASTOFMAGIC struck his last win back in June last year when scoring at Navan and the Hellvelyn gelding has been largely consistent in defeat since on turf and the all-weather, latterly finishing third to Adams Barbour at Dundalk last month.
Gerard O’Leary’s charge is certainly not the easiest to win with as his record attests, but he turns out here 4lbs below his last winning rating on turf and he ought to give a good account here with no issues over the ground.
He had a subsequent winner behind him at Dundalk last time while the winner of that contest did little harm to the form with a runner-up effort on his next start. As such he looks to hold very solid claims here given his consistency and this doesn’t look a particularly deep race so there would be no shock in seeing him go close.
6:10 Tipperary – TipperaryRacecourse.ie Handicap (3yo+) 5f
MI ESPERANZA has been in good form of late without winning, making the frame in each of her last four starts; the Dandy Man mare could get back on the winning trail here given she boasts a good record at this venue and her recent consistency should put her in the frame again.
A winner over over this course and distance back in June last year she bounced back from a later poor run to go close back at this venue in September before a short break; she’s made the frame in all three starts since including getting to within a half-length of Conversant at Navan last month where she was run down late by the winner and the third and sixth from that race have come out and ran well since.
This is a stronger contest and she competes from out of the weights although her claiming rider offers some assistance in that regard; but she could go well back here with the better ground no issue and at a price might be worth chancing to make her presence felt.
7:40 Tipperary – Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 1m1f
SAMARITAINE finished third at Bath on just her second start when trained by Marcus Tregoning and the Mukhadram filly could get off the mark here with the potential to further improve.
Now with John McConnell she’s had two runs for her new handler, finishing fifth on her yard debut at Dundalk in January before shaping well despite not being seen to best effect at Leopardstown latest where she was beaten three lengths by Dream Tale.
She was given too much to do on that occasion but caught the eye running on late and she’s been left alone at the weights for that effort. This slightly longer trip could unlock some further improvement and Siobhan Rutledge claims a handy 7lbs so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her in the mix with another jolt of improvement possible.
8:10 Tipperary – Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Handicap (Div II) (4yo+ 45-65) 1m1f
PINPOINTED showed little in a number of starts for Kevin Prendergast last term but following a switch to John Kiely the Pivotal filly ran a much better race on her yard debut at Leopardstown earlier in the month and with that under her belt she could get off the mark now.
She was beaten less than one length on that occasion behind Akhlaaq where she was overhauled in the last furlong but gave the impression she’d be suited by a stiffer test. It’s no surprise then she tries this longer trip which could unlock another level of improvement.
Sharper now with that run under her belt she can build on the near miss to go one better this time around to open her win account.