Irish racing tips for Thursday – Best bets at Curragh and Tramore

Irish racing tips for Thursday. The Curragh and Tramore stage the day's meetings in Ireland.Irish racing tips for Thursday. The Curragh and Tramore stage the day's meetings in Ireland.

Irish racing tips for Thursday ‘s fixtures

Two meetings head to post in Ireland on Thursday with action featuring on the flat and over the sticks; we’ve looked over the day’s two fixtures to pick out our Irish racing tips for Thursday.

Fans of Irish horse racing have another round of meetings to ponder over as two meetings head to post on the day on the flat and over the jumps.

Combined there will be 15 races in all taking place with the flat racing action coming from the Curragh, while Tramore race over the sticks and our tipping team have picked out their Irish racing tips for Thursday and best racing bets below.


1:10 Curragh – Friarstown Stud Irish EBF Maiden (2yo) 1m1f

SUN KING looks one who is surely capable of better following a pair of bronze medal finishes in his two runs to date and the Galileo colt can get off the mark now at the third attempt.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge holds a Group One entry and while he didn’t quite build on the potential he had shown on his debut when last seen at Killarney where he failed to justify favouritism he remains capable of better and he’s not one to write off just yet after two starts.

This extra furlong ought to suit and he can make amends for some burnt fingers from last time out where he was well-backed.

1:40 Curragh – Hollywoodbets Money Back If 2nd To SP Fav Irish EBF Maiden (2yo) 5f

NEW YORK CITY found the Middle Park Stakes too much of a test when last seen, beating only one home behind Perfect Power at Newmarket; but the Invincible Spirit colt can take advantage of the drop back in class to get off the mark here.

Aidan O’Brien’s charge had finished in the places on both previous runs, finding only Red Lacewing too good by a head over this trip at Naas in September prior to his foray into Pattern company.

Back at the minimum trip here and taking a big drop in class he ought to prove a tough nut to crack here and this looks a good opportunity for him to open his account.

Irish racing best bets. Aidan O'Brien can get amongst the winners at the Curragh on Friday.

Irish racing best bets. Aidan O’Brien can get amongst the winners at the Curragh on Friday.

2:02 Tramore – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4½f

MOTOWN MAGGIE has been running well in defeat in all her starts to date, finishing in the frame three times in point-to-points before making a good fist of things on her first start for Sneezy Foster when tackling hurdles at Down Royal.

That experience certainly won’t have been lost on the Doyen filly who steps out now for Gordon Elliott and the form of that hurdles debut has seen both the runner-up and third win since so the form looks very fair.

She’s open to improvement on the back of that run and no surprise to see her firmly in the mix here under her good claiming rider.

2:37 Tramore – Tramore Racecourse On Instagram Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m4½f

PADDY WICKLA ought to be involved again if reproducing the form of her recent runs where the Leading Light mare has struck at Clonmel two runs ago and latterly finishing a good runner-up at Fairyhouse on Sunday past.

Philip Rothwell’s charge was beaten three lengths there by Coolnacritta on that occasion, keeping on well from the last but unable to reel in the winner who got first run. She finished clear of the rest on that occasion.

She’s due to go up 3lbs in future but can take advantage of her current mark here and no surprise if she is in the firing line again at the finish.