Irish racing best bets – Wednesday tips for Wexford and Curragh
Irish racing tips on Wednesday
We have two meetings taking place on Wednesday in Ireland and we’ve picked out our tips for Wexford and Curragh through the day.
Irish racing action continues on Wednesday with two meetings going to post over the sticks and on the flat where a total of 16 races will unfold across both cards.
Racing on the flat on Wednesday comes from the Curragh where a quality racecard includes Group and Listed action as well as a pair of Premier Handicap contests; while Wexford race over the sticks.
We’ve taken a look through both racecards to pick out our Wednesday tips for Wexford and Curragh and best bets at each meeting.
IRISH RACING BEST BETS – WEDNESDAY TIPS FOR WEXFORD & CURRAGH
2:10 Wexford – visitwexford.ie Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 3m½f
Lightly-raced QUAKER ISLAND might be worth chancing to get off the mark on just his fourth start over hurdles and the Yeats gelding can better recent third place finishes at Kilbeggan and Cork over this trip latest.
Peter Fahey’s charge was beaten seven lengths on that occasion, keeping on well but unable to match the front two for speed although a few mistakes on the way round certainly wouldn’t have helped.
He represents a yard that is going through a good spell just now and if he can brush up on his jumping then he could well get involved in the finish here and no surprise to see him in the mix.
3:45 Wexford – Support The Irish Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap Chase (Div I) (5yo+ 0-95) 2m4f
STORMY MASTER got off the mark at the second attempt over fences with a good performance at Limerick last month, beating Capture The Drama by one length and the September Storm gelding can follow up here.
A fair hurdler who had fallen on his chase debut he showed he had learned plenty from that mishap when returning to the larger obstacles to run out a comfortable winner despite appearing to idle in front.
He wore blinkers that day which are retained and a 7lbs rise in the weights could underestimate his potential for better to come in this sphere assuming the headgear has the same positive effect again.
5:00 Curragh – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race (2yo) 6f
MISSING MATRON has been acquitting herself well in stronger races than this since winning over the minimum trip at this venue on debut back in March, finishing third on all three subsequent starts which includes in a Group Three at Naas latest.
Jim Bolger’s Vocalised filly could still be capable of better despite this being her fifth start and she could be vulnerable to one with greater scope and she can give another good account here with cheekpieces now applied which could eke out some improvement.
This is a drop in class and she’s worthy of plenty of respect turning out here in an easier grade so she ought to make her presence felt and she can get back to winning ways.
5:30 Curragh – Qatar Racing And Equestrian Club Ballyogan Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 6f
SONAIYLA has some decent form to her name, winning back-to-back on her first two runs for her current handler before finding only Glen Shiel too good in the Group Three Phoenix Sprint Stakes over this course and distance.
A very good third-place finish behind Glass Slippers came next over the minimum trip here but the testing ground was possibly against her at Ascot on her final outing.
Back from a seven month absence over this course and distance she ran well in defeat to finish third behind Gustavus Weston and there could be more to come from her this season on the back of that run which will have sharpened her up.
The drying ground is in her favour and she’s a decent record over this course and distance so another big run wouldn’t be much of a shock and she can get back to winning ways here.
6:30 Curragh – Sky Bet Orby Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 1m2f
O’REILLY was a winner for this column when scoring at Leopardstown over one mile on his seasonal return, beating Hms Seahorse by a half-length and Jessica Harringtons’ charge subsequently lost no caste in defeat when stepping up to this trip at Cork latest where only Kyprios proved too strong by a half-length.
There is nothing wrong with that form with the winner going on to finish fourth in the Lingfield Derby Trial and there could be more to come from the son of Frankel who is much the least exposed of this field.
Likely to have further improvement to come he can get back to winning ways here.