Irish racing tips for Fairyhouse – Wednesday’s Irish racing best bets on the flat
Irish racing tips for Fairyhouse on Wednesday
There is one meeting heading to post in Ireland on Wednesday with action on the flat and we’ve picked out our Irish racing tips for Fairyhouse.
Wednesday plays host to another day of Irish horse racing action and there is a fixture taking place on the flat at Fairyhouse where an eight-race card goes to post on what looks a decent card at the Ratoath track.
We’ve looked over the day’s racing action in Ireland to pick out our Irish racing tips for Fairyhouse and best bets on the card.
IRISH RACING TIPS FOR FAIRYHOUSE – WEDNESDAY’S IRISH RACING BEST BETS ON THE FLAT
4:55 Fairyhouse – Watch “Thom’s Tips” On Fairyhouse Social Channels Rated Race (3yo+) 1m2f
AURORA PRINCESS shaped better than the bare result despite only finishing seventh at the Curragh last month in the Apprentices’ Derby and Jessica Harrington’s charge can get back on track here.
The The Gurkha filly had won both her previous starts at Leopardstown and Gowran Park at around this distance and it might have been that she found her stamina stretched latest when finishing seventh behind Beyond Happy.
She’s back down in distance here and Shane Foley takes over so there’d be no surprise in seeing a big performance forthcoming.
5:55 Fairyhouse – Visit Meath For Your Staycation Handicap (3yo 45-70) 6f
OLIVIA VALERE is winless thus far but she’s shown enough to suggest she can win races and Henry De Bromhead’s charge can find some improvement here to go close.
The Cable Bay filly hasn’t been beaten far in either of her last two starts at Down Royal or Fairyhouse respectively despite only finishing fifth each time, but she could have more to come off an unchanged mark and the application of a tongue-tie last time appeared to help.
That headgear is retained here and this looks no stronger a contest so she could improve on that last effort to finish closer this time around.
6:25 Fairyhouse – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (3yo+) 7f
DIXIE BLUEBELL is still a maiden after seven career starts but there was a lot to take from her latest runner-up effort at the Curragh last month where she found only one too good in Ice Cold In Alex.
Jim Bolger’s Fracas filly was beaten just over one length that day on her first run in around 70 days, keeping on well having conceded first run but unable to get to the winner.
She’s only been raised 2lbs for that outing but there could be more to come from her and her debut run last term when finishing sixth to St Mark’s Basilica looks all the stronger now given she wasn’t beaten far by the now-multiple Group One winner.
Likely to have more to offer she ought to be involved again and no surprise if she were to open her account now.
6:55 Fairyhouse – Discover Boyne Valley Handicap (3yo+) 7f
NEBO is a world apart from the horse that won a Group Three as a juvenile and contested in Group Ones in the 2018 season including the 2000 Guineas; the Kodiac gelding might be worth chancing however to get back on the scoresheet here.
Thomas Hogan’s charge was a winner at Cork last July when beating Ice Cold In Alex by the thick end of four lengths at big odds, producing a performance akin to the best of those he displayed for former handler Charlie Hills.
He’s been hit or miss since then – mostly miss – but he did turn in one of his better efforts at the Curragh latest when finishing four lengths’ seventh to Sirjack Thomas and he’s since been eased 1lb in the weights for this latest outing which also sees him drop back to seven furlongs.
Now racing from 2lbs below his last winning mark he might not be one to trust implicitly that he’ll put his best foot forward, but on past form he’s entitled to go close and at a big price he might be worth chancing to put in a challenge for top honours.