Irish racing best bets – Tuesday tips for Roscommon and Killarney

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After taking a day off, Irish racing returns to the fold on Tuesday with two meetings at Killarney and Roscommon. We’ve looked over both racecards and reveal our Irish racing best bets for the day’s action both on the flat and over the sticks.

Monday saw Irish racing take a break, but there are two meetings for punters to look forward to on Tuesday with racing on the flat at Roscommon where there is Listed action with the Lenebane Stakes; while over jumps there is a Grade three contest at Killarney with the An Riocht Chase taking centre stage.

Fifteen races will go to post across both cards to add to the day’s UK action and we reveal our Irish racing best bets for Tuesday’s action on the flat and over jumps.


3:30 Roscommon – Lenebane Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 1m4f

HELIAC continues to improve and Ger Lyons’ charge appeared to win a shade cosily over the reopposing Fresnel when making a successful reappearance at Leopardstown last month to take the Listed Noblesse Stakes by a neck.

The Champs Elysses filly was recording her fourth win in five starts, taking the step up in class and trip in her stride and she gave the impression there was an even bigger performance to come and she can continue to improve.

She showed a really good attitude to register that reappearance win, staying on well to get up close home for what looked a ready win and the third horse home did the form little harm when finishing in the same position in the Munster Oaks last weekend.

Likely to have further progress still to come, she can continue on her upward curve and no surprise to see her in the mix here for her top yard which continues in decent fettle.

4:25 Killarney – Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m7f

ETINCELLE LIOTERIE shaped well for a long way on her hurdles debut at Limerick two weeks ago and with that run and experience under her belt the Saddler Maker mare can improve to get off the mark at the second attempt.

Twice placed in point-to-points and runner-up in a bumper at Gowran Park which has thrown up a couple of winners including a Grade Three scorer, she possibly just needed that reappearance which was her first run in six months.

Joseph O’Brien’s charge is entitled to step up on that performance where she should prove sharper and more streetwise regarding the task at hand, and with the potential for improvement looks worth chancing to do better and open her account.

Joseph O'Brien can saddle a winner at Killarney on Tuesday.

Joseph O’Brien can saddle a winner at Killarney on Tuesday.

6:00 Killarney – BoyleSports An Riocht Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) 2m5f

PEREGRINE RUN took this prize twelve months ago and the King’s Theatre gelding is taken to repeat the dose and collect again for Peter Fahey.

His success in this contest kick-started a five-run winning spree which also included a win over hurdles and he lost no caste in defeat when that winning run came to an end in the Galway Plate. Subsequently runner-up in the PWC Champion Chase, he was a hurdles winner at Thurles before struggling in soft ground behind Douvan in the Clonmel Oil Chase and was absent until having a spin on the flat eight days ago.

That run saw him beaten four lenths behind Great House at Limerick, but the outing will have sharpened him up and he can put his race-fitness to good use by landing this contest for a second successive year.

The better ground is in his favour and he could prove tough to beat with most of his rivals having to bounce back from lesser efforts when last seen prior to lockdown.

6:30 Killarney – BoyleSports Bourn Vincent Memorial Handicap Chase (Grade B) (4yo+) 2m1f

AVENIR D’UNE VIE mixed hurdles and chasing to decent effect when trained by Henry de Bromhead, scoring wins in both codes prior to moving to Gordon Elliott.

The Lavirco gelding scored on his debut for his new handler at Fairyhouse in November and he lost no caste in defeat when finding only Charlie Stout too strong back there next time. Possibly amiss when disappointing at Leopardstown on his last start he could be worth chancing to bounce back on his return.

He has run well fresh in the past though so his absence isn’t of great concern and the booking of Davy Russell for this assignment is an obvious plus in this competitive handicap contest.

On form he ought to be in the mix and having made a positive start for his current yard prior to that lesser effort last time he is given another chance and the ten-year old can make his presence felt.