Irish racing tips for Sunday – Best bets at Cork and Naas
Irish racing tips for Sunday at Cork and Naas
Two meetings head to post for Sunday’s Irish racing action with action on the flat and over the sticks; our tipping team pick out their Irish racing tips for Sunday.
After an excellent two days’ racing at Down Royal the Sunday jumps racing action moves on to Cork for another quality card that sees Listed and Grade three action on the agenda as well as the Cork Grand National; while the flat season in Ireland continues to wind down with a fixture on the level at Naas which has passed a morning inspection.
In total there will be 15 races going to post across both fixtures and our tipping team as usual pick out their Irish racing tips for Sunday at both meetings.
IRISH RACING TIPS FOR SUNDAY – BEST BETS AT CORK & NAAS
12:40 Cork – Paddy’s Super Enhancements Maiden Hurdle (4yo) 2m
MOSALA proved a useful exponent on the flat, winning twice and performing with plenty of credit in defeat on numerous occasions; Henry De Bromhead’s charge can make a winning transition to hurdles and the Kodiac gelding ought to make his presence felt.
Rated 86 on the level when winning at Leopardstown he had run well off higher marks at Galway and the Curragh and if translating that useful level of form to obstacles then he should be firmly in the mix.
He’ll have been well prepared for this switch to hurdles by his top yard and while he concedes experience there’d be no surprise in seeing him run well.
1:50 Cork – Paddy’s Rewards Club EBF Novice Hurdle (Listed Race) (4yo+) 3m
BENBULBEN BOY doesn’t have many miles on the clock over hurdles and might be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having won on his debut over timber in May.
Gordon Elliott’s charge found reopposing The Getaway Star too good next time at Limerick, beaten three lengths on that occasion but conceding a stone in weight to Declan Queally’s charge and there’s much less between them this time around so he can close the gap with that rival.
He shaped as if amiss at Listowel last month, but back from a month’s break he could resume his earlier progress with Davy Russell taking over in the saddle for this outing.
2:25 Cork – Paddy Power From The Horses Mouth Podcast EBF Novice Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) 2m4f
FRENCH DYNAMITE was highly progressive last term over hurdles, winning at Leopardstown and tackling the likes of Sure Du Berlais, Flooring Porter and Stormy Ireland in defeats, the latter in a Grade Two and he wasn’t disgraced finishing fourth to Klassical Dream on his final run in a Punchestown Grade One contest.
Mouse Morris’ charge now switches to chasing where the Kentucky Dynamite gelding could find some significant improvement as an ex-winning pointer and if translating his smart hurdles form to this discipline then there’d be no surprise in seeing him in the mix here.
This is certainly a tough introduction to the larger obstacles but he was arguably the best of these over hurdles and he could have a big impact on his chase debut.
3:15 Naas – Finale Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 1m4f
CAMORRA has a lot of weight to carry here but the Zoffany gelding could prove up to the task and Ger Lyons’ charge can get competitive despite his burden.
He’s been a consistent operator since returning to action, twice finishing third in starts at Gowran and Galway prior to a near-miss at Killarney; but he got off the mark for the season when last seen taking the spoils in the Group Three Paddy Power Stakes at Leopardstown, beating Thunder Kiss by a neck.
He was made plenty of use of on that occasion, making all and holding on well; the runner-up and third have both won since to give the form a solid look and he should be competitive in Listed company here with proven ability in the ground.
If his big weight doesn’t hold him back then there’s every chance he can go close and he ought to be in the mix.
3:45 Naas – Colm White Bookmaker November Handicap (Premier Handicap) (3yo+) 2m
MAZE RUNNER has run well on his last two starts on the flat, finishing fifth at Galway in July before posting a very good third from out of the handicap at the Curragh earlier in the month behind Line Out and Willie Mullins’ charge ought to make his presence felt again here.
The Authorized gelding didn’t do a lot wrong in that last race, the Irish Cesarewitch, coming with his effort two furlongs out and keeping on well but unable to get to the winner; but he was three lengths clear of the fourth and only up 4lbs for this latest run which could leave him on a workable mark given his hurdles rating.
Deeper ground will certainly be no issue for the Closutton runner who can go close here and every chance he’ll be involved at the business end.