Irish racing best bets – Wednesday Dundalk all-weather tips
Wednesday racing tips for 8 all-weather meeting
Irish racing returns on Wednesday evening with a fixture on the all-weather and we’ve picked out our Wednesday Dundalk all-weather tips and best bets.
After a couple of days off Wednesday sees the return of racing in Ireland with an all-weather fixture on the all-weather at Dundalk where an eight-race card kicks off in the afternoon and ends under the floodlights.
Some big-name trainers including Aidan O’Brien, Jessica Harrington and Ger Lyons all have runners on the card and we’ve looked over the day’s action to pick out our Wednesday Dundalk all-weather tips.
IRISH RACING BEST BETS – WEDNESDAY DUNDALK ALL-WEATHER TIPS
5:00 Dundalk – Hollywoodbets Horse Racing And Sports Betting Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 2m
FALAK isn’t the most consistent of performers but could be worth chancing to follow up his recent return to winning ways and the Teofilo gelding can follow up.
John McConnell’s charge was stepping up to two miles for the first time on the flat although he’d won previously over hurdles and he ran out a comfortable two lengths’ winner over Danehill Quest over course and distance in January.
The second and third have done little harm to the form while the sixth has also won subsequently and a 6lbs rise in the weights for that success is offset by Siobhan Rutledge’s 7lbs claim. Assuming he can back up that latest performance then he can go close to a follow-up victory.
5:30 Dundalk – Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap (4yo+) 1m4f
ALGHAZAAL stepped up on previous efforts when tried over this trip on his final start last term, scoring by a short-head over course and distance in October and Kevin Prendergast’s charge is taken to follow up after a break.
The Teofilo gelding had shown up well over shorter trips previous to that winning run, but he appeared to relish the extra yardage and he stayed on strongly for a narrow victory over Wilderness. That rival tackled Listed company next time, while the third along with the seventh and eighth horses have all won since so the form looks fair.
A 4lbs rise in the ratings doesn’t look overly harsh given he could improve further over this trip and while he has race-fitness to prove on the back of a six-month absence he can do better still.
6:00 Dundalk – Join Us On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo) 1m
GOLDEN LYRIC could upset Aidan O’Brien’s likely favourite in Baton Rouge and Jessica Harrington’s Lope De Vega filly can get off the mark at the first attempt.
Third on debut at Cork last September she was disappointing on soft ground next time at Naas; but she bounced back on this surface in November to find only the potentially smart Messidor too strong when stepped up so seven furlongs.
That one has gone in again since as well as place in Listed company and this further step up in trip ought to suit with further improvement anticipated. She ought to go well back from a break and if continuing her progress she can go close.
8:00 Dundalk – Find Us On Facebook @dundalkstadium Handicap (Div II) (3yo+ 45-65) 7f
ALICE MILLIGAN is still a maiden after 18 runs but Mark Michael McNiff’s charge has shown enough to suggest she can certainly pick up a small race and this could be a decent opportunity for the Dylan Thomas mare.
She’s made the frame in her last two starts either side of a break, latterly finishing a respectable fourth over six furlongs here in February behind Ahundrednotout; however she made the frame in two of her previous three course starts over this longer trip and the return to seven furlongs will surely suit.
Only beaten a neck into third behind a subsequent winner on her penultimate run over course and distance she has been eased 1lb and ought to make her presence felt again where she could reverse form with the front pair.