Irish racing Saturday tips – Best bets at Limerick and Navan

Irish racing best bets on Saturday. Tips for Navan and Wexford.Irish racing best bets on Saturday. Tips for Navan and Wexford.

Irish racing Saturday best bets

Two meetings head to post in Ireland and we’ve picked out our best bets and Irish Saturday racing tips at both cards on the flat and over the sticks.

There are two meetings heading to post in Ireland on Saturday with action taking place both on the flat and over the sticks.

Saturday’s racing action on the flat sees action from Navan with an eight race card going to post, while Limerick’s fixture over the sticks accounts for the day’s jumps racing and 16 races in all will unfold.

We’ve looked over both racecards to pick out our Irish racing Saturday tips and best bets.


1:35 Navan – Lynn Lodge Stud Maiden (3yo+) 5½f

ROSES BLUE has shown some fair ability in her handful of starts to date and while the Kodiac filly has yet to win she could do so here where she remains open to improvement.

Runner-up in two of her first three starts Jessica Harrington’s charge finished third at Cork in May before running a fair fifth at Tipperary latest behind Gyldan, beaten around five lengths.

She could be one to do better in handicaps but connections try again in a maiden contest and she remains capable of better so could make her presence felt here.

2:30 Limerick – Glin Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m3½f

Smart hurdler DRUID’S ALTAR went close on his chase debut at Clonmel last month and Joseph O’Brien’s charge is taken to go one better here and open his win account.

A dual-winner over the smaller obstacles the Mastercraftsman gelding contested at the Cheltenham Festival in March and the Punchestown Festival in May with little success in those higher grades; but he made a good fist of things on his chase debut recently and with more to come he can get off the mark.

He conceded first run on that occasion to Arvico Bleu, going down only narrowly by a half-length and the front pair pulled well clear of the rest. There could be more to come as a result over the larger obstacles and there’d be no surprise in seeing him go one better here with JJ Slevin taking over from a claimer.

Irish racing Saturday tips. Joseph O'Brien can saddle a winner on the card at Limerick.

Irish racing Saturday tips. Joseph O’Brien can saddle a winner on the card at Limerick.

2:45 Navan – Get Ready for Galway, Join Handicap (3yo+ 45-75) 5f

DRISH HERO has won two of his last three starts and the Valirann gelding can strike again here.

Des Donovan’s charge had won at Dundalk in May prior to a switch to Des Donovan and he wasted no time in making an immediate impact for his new yard when gaining a narrow verdict over No Speed Limit at Bellewstown latest, scoring by a short head where he got up on the line.

The front pair had pulled almost two lengths clear of the third and the lightly-raced sort can remain competitive here despite a 5lbs rise in the weights for that win.

3:40 Limerick – Croom Mares Beginners Chase (4yo+) 2m6f

TUNE THE CHELLO won twice over hurdles last summer, looking a useful sort in the process and Henry De Bromhead’s charge could have more to offer over the larger obstacles having shaped well over fences at Killarney latest back in May.

The Ask mare finished runner-up in a point to point prior to joining this yard where she was steadily progressive over hurdles, scoring wins at Killarney and Ballinrobe and making a decent return at the latter named venue over hurdles in April where she found only one too good.

She finished a distant second to stablemate Gin On Lime on her recent chase debut but the experience will have done her good and she could improve for the run especially given the winner has gone in again and the extra couple of furlongs here will be in her favour.