Irish racing tips at Wexford – Friday’s Irish racing best bets

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Irish racing tips at Wexford on Friday 9 April

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Friday over the sticks and we give our Irish racing tips at Wexford.

While the bulk of Friday’s attention will be in day two of Aintree and the Grand National Festival there is racing in Ireland on Friday evening for punters to take in with a jumps racing card at Wexford.

Getting underway at 4.15pm and taking in seven races in all we’ve looked over the day’s racing action to pick out our Irish racing tips at Wexford and best bets on the day.


4:15 Wexford – Brendan Cullimore Electrical Contractors Rated Novice Hurdle (5yo+) 3m

LOW LIE THE FIELDS has found some improvement in recent starts to register a brace of wins at Limerick and Punchestown and returning from a break it might be worth siding with Henry De Bromhead’s charge to land his hat-trick.

The Gold Well gelding most recently ran out a three lengths’ victor over Itsnotinit with the pair pulling clear of the rest; the third has won since and he appeared to win a shade comfortably.

There could be better to come and while he’s been hit with a punitive 11lbs rise in the weights he has the services of a 7lbs claimer to offset the bulk of that increase so effectively is only 4lbs higher this time around.

He could have better still to come and he holds solid claims of landing another success although this looks a tougher assignment than he’s faced thus far. Nevertheless he can go close and no surprise to see him in the mix.

4:50 Wexford – Slaney River Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f

CLONMOYLE made the frame twice in the point to point ranks and the Shirocco mare ran well on her debut under Rules when finishing fourth at Fairyhouse on her hurdles debut at Fairyhouse last month.

Barry Fitzgerald’s charge wore a tongue-tie on that occasion where she was beaten some twenty lengths by Ciao Bella. However she shaped quite well despite the defeat and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her show improvement now.

She won’t lack for fitness or sharpness in the wake of that run which came on the back of a near-three months’ absence and still relatively unexposed could have more to offer so she is chanced to improve and get off the mark.

5:25 Wexford – M & T Plant Hire Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f

LUCKY TENNER has bumped into a couple of useful sorts over hurdles where he’s finished third both times in runs at Fairyhouse and Navan; but the Sans Frontieres gelding can get back on the winning trail here and add to his bumper success at Limerick.

Peter Fahey’s charge was beaten just two lengths by M C Muldoon at Fairyhouse on his hurdles debut at Fairyhouse and he ran to a similar level despite being beaten by further at Navan next time behind Alko Rouge where the run may just have come too soon.

He’s been given time since that outing which represents some solid form and the runner-up has won since, while the winner contested a Grade Three on his next start.

He wouldn’t need to improve a great deal to take a hand in the finish here and the step up in trip is sure to suit so it would be no surprise to see him going close here.