Irish racing tips on Monday – Best bets at Cork and Naas
Irish racing tips on Monday at Cork and Naas
After a thrilling week-long Galway Festival the Irish racing continues into Monday with two meetings taking place and we’ve picked out our Irish racing tips and best bets for the day.
Two meetings head to post in Ireland on Monday with action both over the sticks and on the level and 16 races in all will unfold across the day’s pair of fixtures.
The day’s flat racing in Ireland comes from Naas, while there is jumps racing taking place at Cork and we’ve looked over both cards to pick out our Irish racing tips on Monday and best bets across both of the day’s fixtures.
IRISH RACING TIPS ON MONDAY – BEST BETS AT CORK & NAAS
2:10 Cork – Fermoy Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m
JUNIOR RATTLER is very versatile with regards to trip and Oliver McKiernan’s charge can make a winning return to action following a couple of months’ break.
The Arakan gelding rounded off last term in top form, winning two of his four previous runs which included at Punchestown when last seen, beating Nodoubtabutthat by a half-length; he had also won at Naas in March over the minimum trip and twice placed at three miles prior to that last win so all trips come alike and he ought to make his presence felt again on his reappearance.
A further rise in the weights adds some pressure on his return but given his versatility and largely consistent profile of late he is expected to go well again and every chance he can make his presence felt.
2:25 Naas – Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes (Median Auction Race) (2yo) 6f
HADMAN can win the feature race of the day for Joseph O’Brien and the Starspangledbanner colt arrives here in good form having won a brace of victories at Gowran Park and over course and distance in July prior to stepping up to Group Three company where he ran well in finishing third to Beauty Inspire.
He tried to make all that day and perhaps just did too much, giving way in the final furlong and while he kept on he couldn’t match the winner.
His earlier course and distance win over Geocentry has been franked with the runner-up going in next time and holds every chance of a big run here.
3:00 Naas – Barretstown Children’s Charity Handicap (3yo+) 6f
GRAMMATA is a very useful sort and the Twilight Son filly can get back to winning ways here having been running well in defeat this term.
A winner at Tipperary on her final run of last season she’s been a little patchy this term although her last two runs in valuable handicaps read well and she was contesting at Pattern level last term so is clearly a very useful performer.
She met with trouble in running at the Curragh last month where she was racing from 2lbs out of the weights in the Scurry Handicap, eventually finishing third to Major Power and she’s only 1lb higher here as she takes in a weaker race.
Denis Hogan’s charge can continue to make her presence felt here with Joey Sheridan in the saddle and his 5lbs claim will help so a big run wouldn’t come as a surprise.
4:25 Cork – Kanturk Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m3f
KNOCK ON STEEL is a course winner and stepped up on an inauspicious seasonal return to finish a good third latest at Kilbeggan last month and the Arakan gelding can progress again to resume winning ways back at this track.
Brian Jordan’s charge won off 104 here last August, beating Broder by two lengths under this rider and he’s since mixed hurdling with chasing where he’s produced a number of efforts in the frame in both codes.
Beaten just three lengths latest behind Princely Conn he can do better here stepping up in trip and from just 3lbs higher in the weights from his last victory.