Irish racing Friday tips – Best bets at Tramore and Curragh
Irish racing Friday tips at Tramore and Curragh
Another round of Irish horse racing fixtures head to post on Friday with action both on the flat and over the sticks; we’ve picked out our Irish racing Friday tips for the meetings at Tramore and Curragh.
There’s more Irish horse racing action for punters to puzzle over on Friday with two more meetings going to post, one each on the flat and over the sticks and there is some classy action on the agenda.
The day’s flat racing fixture boasts Group Three and Listed races on the card and comes from the Curragh; while there is also jumps racing taking place at Tramore for a second successive day and 15 races in all will unfold across both cards.
We’ve looked over both meetings taking place in Ireland where we’ve picked out our Irish racing Friday tips for each fixture going to post.
IRISH RACING FRIDAY TIPS – BEST BETS AT TRAMORE & CURRAGH
4:25 Curragh – Finlay Volvo Curragh Stakes (Listed Race) (2yo) 5f
STRAPPED could be worth chancing turned out quickly and Jim Bolger’s charge can go close if recapturing the sort of form that saw him win at Cork in May prior to posting a very good third in a Group Three over this course next time.
The Dawn Approach colt has flown too high in his last couple of runs, but he did perform better than the bare result when finishing fifth in the Group One Phoenix Stakes last Sunday and assuming this doesn’t come too soon just five days on he could bounce back easing back in grade and dropping to the minimum trip.
5:30 Curragh – Irish Racing Yearbook 2022 Nursery Handicap (2yo) 6f
JARVIS had looked a steadily progressive sort in his first three starts this term, bettering his finishing position each time and Ger Lyons’ charge can get off the mark here.
The Profitable colt had finished runner-up over course and distance two starts ago behind Swift One and he ran better than the bare result latest despite racing on the wrong side of the track in the Ballyhane Stakes at Naas earlier in the month although no match for the winner and he finished well down the field.
That run is best excused and he remains capable of better judged on his previous form so he could make his presence felt here back in a handicap.
6:00 Curragh – Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (Group 3) (3yo+) 1m2f
LEO DE FURY has a course and distance win to his name and the Australia gelding has plenty of smart form to call upon, winning a Group Two last June before tackling the Tattersalls Gold Cup where he finished fifth.
Subsequent runs were underwhelming and he failed to beat a rival in those outings which including in this race prior to being absent for ten months; but he shaped quite well on his reappearance at Leopardstown last month behind Japan and Jessica Harrington’s charge can build on that outing to do better this time.
Only beaten around three lengths despite missing the break he had a subsequent Listed winner behind him and he ought to be sharper for his return so every chance he can go well for his in-form yard.
6:15 Tramore – Noel Ryan Tree Surgeon Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m½f
CORNERKOVA is still a maiden despite 11 attempts but the Sholokhov mare could get off the mark now having found only one too good in each of her last two starts and Henry De Bromhead’s charge ought to go close again.
The front-runner built on her seasonal return to finish runner-up at Kilbeggan in July and she filled the same spot latest at Limerick where she was beaten just over two lengths by Gendarme, unable to match the winner’s effort late on but crossing the line clear of the third horse home.
She’s only 2lbs higher in the weights here and might get an uncontested lead so looks worth chancing that she can make every post a winning one and come home in front to shed her maiden tag.
6:45 Tramore – Tom Murphy Mercedes Benz Mares Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m½f
This could go to POWERFUL OUT who was disappointing at Galway when last seen but John Kiely’s charge is better judged on previous successive third-place finished and if the Presenting mare were to run to a similar level she can get off the mark over hurdles.
A bumper winner here last October she has shown ability over hurdles this term, finishing fifth at Punchestown prior to registering a brace of bronze medal finishes at Navan and Roscommon. Her latest run was disappointing behind Nodoubtaboutthat but this is easier and the lightly raced sort could yet have more to offer.
A return to this venue where she’s struck her sole win to date may spark a better performance and she can make her presence felt here.