Irish racing tips for Limerick – Thursday’s best bets over the sticks in Ireland

Irish racing tips for Limerick. Best bets over the sticks in Ireland on Thursday.Irish racing tips for Limerick. Best bets over the sticks in Ireland on Thursday.

Irish racing tips for Limerick’s Thursday meeting

Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Thursday and we’ve picked out our Irish racing tips for Limerick.

After Wednesday’s Irish horse racing fixture got washed away by the rain there should be no such problems for the fixture on Thursday at Limerick which goes to post over the sticks with eight races for punters to take in.

The fixture is an all-hurdles affair aside from the closing bumper contest and we’ve cast our eyes over the Thursday fixture in Ireland to pick out our Irish racing tips for Limerick and best bets on the card.


4:50 Limerick – Pallaskenry Mares Maiden Hurdle (Div II) (4yo+) 2m3f

SCHONE AUSSICHT looks the one to side with here to get off the mark back over a longer trip and Henry De Bromhead’s charge should take some beating.

The Pastorius mare stepped up on her debut effort to finish a good third at Fairyhouse back in January behind Roseys Hollow and that form has been franked with the winner since landing a Grade Three while the runner-up is also a subsequent winner who has placed at Listed level.

She ran better than the bare result when seventh latest at Thurles, shaping as if she’d appreciate a stiffer test and it is perhaps no surprise she steps up in trip for this latest run which can unlock some improvement.

A winner on the flat in France she sets a decent standard here on that third placed effort two runs ago and back from a break she can make the winning breakthrough here.

5:20 Limerick – Ballingarry Claiming Hurdle (5yo+) 2m3f

PRESENTING DYLAN hasn’t progressed as hoped in the wake of a breakthrough success at Roscommon back in September, twice finishing well down the field in three subsequent starts although his third to Light Brigade at Naas two runs ago was a decent effort.

Sneezy Foster’s Dylan Thomas gelding was last seen beating only one home behind Five Helmets at Navan in March under this rider, not helped late on by his jumping where he made a series of errors over the final three obstacles and dropping out of contention.

He’s surely better than that and if he were to reproduce the sort of form he had delivered on his previous run then he could take a hand here dropping into a claimer.

5:55 Limerick – Shanagolden Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m3f

BENBULBEN BOY might be worth chancing on her hurdling debut having shown some ability in a pair of bumpers last term where the Yeats gelding has finished fourth on both occasions.

The winner from his last start at Tramore has gone on to win again and this doesn’t look a particularly strong affair in which to dip his toe switching to timber so he could go well for his top yard and if translating the ability he showed in bumpers over hurdles then there’s no reason why he can’t go well here.

Taking on a pretty moderate bunch it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to do better and he can open his win account at the first attempt over obstacles.

7:05 Limerick – Foynes Handicap Hurdle (Div II) (4yo+ 80-95) 2m3f

RATHNALEEN TOU comes into this contest as a last-time winner, scoring readily by four lengths over this course and distance on her first outing for Eoin McCarthy and the Shantou mare can follow up.

She had also won at Tramore for her previous handler a couple of seasons back but had shown patchy form since prior to her switch to this yard which galvanised a much improved showing as she ran out an easy winner from Courting Vickie.

On that last occasion she made all and was travelling strongly throughout where she only needed pushed out to the line and jockey Kevin Brouder could take it easy on her late on to register a comfortable victory.

The third from that race has won since and while a 10lbs rise in the weights asks another question of her she could have more to offer if the more aggressive tactics deployed last time have the same positive effect; while the run last time was her first in almost 200 days and she should be a lot sharper this time around where she can show progress.