Irish racing tips at Dundalk – Today’s best bets on the all-weather

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Wednedsay Irish racing tips at Dundalk

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Wednesday and we’ve picked out our Irish racing tips at Dundalk.

Irish horse racing action on the flat continues on Wednesday with a fixture on the all-weather and we’ve looked over the day’s eight-race card to pick out our Irish racing tips at Dundalk.


5:00 Dundalk – Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Handicap (3yo) 5f

ZEN SILENCE has been on good terms with herself on this surface in the early part of the year, twice finishing runner-up before winning over course and distance in a maiden contest, beating Tassel Flower by one length.

Kieran Cotter’s charge was last seen trying turf for the first time where she failed to beat a rival home, fading quickly although her low draw on that occasion was far from ideal. It was a disappointing run from the Dragon Pulse filly but she is given another chance here returning to polytrack and with a tongue-tie now applied.

Her best efforts on this surface came in blinkers which also return at the expense of the visor she wore last time and this looks a more suitable assignment back on the all-weather so a return to better form wouldn’t be a surprise.

5:30 Dundalk – Hollywoodbets Horse Racing And Sports Betting Claiming Race (4yo+) 6f

WAR HERO was never a factor on his last start at the Curragh, finishing well down the field having blown the start and the Declaration Of War gelding is worth another chance here.

Adrian McGuinness’ charge is perhaps better judged on his earlier form which included course and distance wins in November last year and in January from 1lb lower than his current rating on the all-weather.

He drops into claiming company now where his rider’s 7lbs claim is good value and on these terms he should take plenty of beating.

Irish racing tips at Dundalk. Top jockey Colin Keane can ride a winner or two on the evening's card at Dundalk.

Irish racing tips at Dundalk. Top jockey Colin Keane can ride a winner or two on the evening’s card at Dundalk.

7:00 Dundalk – Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 1m4f

CLEVER CURRENCY might be worth chancing back on the flat having shown some improved form over timber of late, winning at Limerick latest by eleven lengths and if the Red Jazz gelding can carry that improvement back onto the level then he could go close here.

Paul Flynn’s charge is lightly raced in this sphere but he’s cut little ice in a five starts on turf and the all-weather, collectively beating only 13 rivals from four starts on the flat and unseating in this discipline at Leopardstown when stumbling soon after leaving the stalls.

On bare form it is hard to recommend him, but this doesn’t look a particularly strong race and given his improved showings over hurdles he might be worth chancing to carry on the recent good work in that sphere back onto the flat.

7:30 Dundalk – Follow Us On Social Media Maiden (3yo) 1m2½f

MOKTAFFY is proving steadily progressive, getting better with each run and making the frame on all four occasions which include back-to-back runner-up efforts the last twice.

Dermot Weld’s Lope De Vega gelding was beaten only a half-length by the useful Sir Lamorak over this course and distance back in March and that one went on to win a decent handicap at Leopardstown last month to give the form a boost.

He then chased home Dublin Journal at Naas later in April and that race has thrown up a subsequent winner. There could be more to come from him as a result and the application of a visor could eke out a bit more improvement so he could be capable of getting off the mark here if continuing his race-by-race progress.