Irish racing tips for Cork – Best bets on Wednesday’s racecard

Wednesday Irish racing tips for Cork

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Wednesday with action on the flat; we’ve picked out our best Irish racing tips for Cork.

There is just one fixture taking place in Ireland on Wednesday as Cork goes to post on the flat with an eight-race card in the afternoon. It promises to be another exciting afternoon at the Irish venue with some informative maiden contests as well as competitive handicap racing action.

We’ve looked over the day’s eight-race card and have picked out our best bets and Irish racing tips for Cork on Wednesday 19 May.


1:35 Cork – Fermoy Maiden (3yo+) 7f

BALDOMERO offered something to work on despite looking green and in need of further on his debut at Dundalk back in October and Joseph O’Brien’s charge duly stepped up on that performance when returning from six months off the track to finish runner-up on his first try on turf at Leopardstown earlier in the month.

The Shalaa colt was only beaten a neck on that occasion over this longer trip, staying on well but outbattled by the winner. He is likely to have even more improvement in him and he could go one better here to get off the mark at the third attempt.

2:35 Cork – Irish EBF Stallion Auction Series Maiden (2yo) 5f

HARMONY ROSE has finished third on both her starts to date but her latest can be given plenty of credit as she was drawn away from the pace and raced on the stands’ side while the rest came middle to far side.

She was beaten three lengths by Strapped and the runner-up could frank the form earlier in the card; despite her less than ideal racing position she finished clear of the rest although was no match for the winner and she could have more to offer.

Ken Condon’s charge can show further improvement here and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her get off the mark now.

3:10 Cork – Cork Racecourse Handicap (3yo) 5f

WOOD RANGER made the frame on all five starts last term, winning at Naas in October and Bill McCreery’s charge made a satisfactory return to action back there earlier in the month when finishing third behind Pale Irish following six months off the track.

The Kodi Bear gelding only weakened out of things late on, suggesting he’d come on for the run and he had a subsequent winner three lengths in arrears despite being beaten a similar margin by the winner who has gone on to contest a Group Three.

She can do better here now she’s had a run and racing from an unchanged mark she ought to make her presence felt here.

Irish racing tips for Cork. Aidan O'Brien can get amongst the Wednesday winners.

Irish racing tips for Cork. Aidan O’Brien can get amongst the Wednesday winners.

3:45 Cork – Follow Us On Instagram Maiden (3yo+) 1m

HANDEL is unlikely to be one of the leading Ballydoyle lights but the Pioneerof the Nile colt has shown some promise this term in twice making the frame from his two starts at Gowran Park and Limerick.

Possibly amiss on his sole juvenile start he returned from almost ten months off to chase home Lust before snagging a bronze medal at Limerick latest where he was beaten three lengths by Corps Des Pages, shaping as if he’d appreciate more of a test.

That form has been boosted with the runner-up since winning a Listed contest and this extra furlong could bring about some improvement in Aidan O’Brien’s charge where he can make his presence felt to get off the mark.