Irish racing tips on Sunday – Best bets at Fairyhouse and Sligo

Thursday Irish racing best bets. Tips for Bellewstown and Clonmel.Thursday Irish racing best bets. Tips for Bellewstown and Clonmel.

Irish racing tips on Sunday

Another round of Irish horse racing action goes to post on Sunday with two fixtures taking place and we’ve picked out our Irish racing tips on Sunday and best bets at each fixture.

Two meetings head to post in Ireland on Sunday where there is action both on the flat and over the sticks for punters to take in where 15 races in all will unfold across the day’s meetings.

The Sunday flat racing action in Ireland comes from Fairyhouse and includes the Group Three Brownstown Stakes; while Sligo is in action over the sticks with a competitive racecard.

We’ve taken a look over both of the day’s fixtures to pick out our Irish racing tips on Sunday and best bets for the day.


1:35 Fairyhouse – Kilminfoyle House Stud Irish EBF (C & G) Maiden (2yo) 6f

SCHIELE shaped well on debut when finishing third behind Silver Surfer and with that experience under his belt the Dark Angel colt can get off the mark at the second attempt.

Joseph O’Brien’s charge showed his inexperience late in that contest having got on terms but not goign through with his finishing effort; he’ll be better for that run however which was a promising first effort and he can improve.

Blinkers now go on and the headgear could bring about a jolt of progress and he can show the benefit of that first run to open his account here.

3:05 Sligo – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m1f

GETAWAY QUEEN has been a winner both over hurdles and on the flat in recent weeks and it might be worth sticking with the Getaway mare here who is chasing a hat-trick of wins over timber.

Both those successes have come at Wexford, latterly gaining a head verdict over General Moriviere nine days ago following a short break and she can go in again here despite a 6lbs rise in the weights for that latest success.

A subsequent winner has come out of that recent run and if he can translate his good form away from Wexford then he ought to go close here and he can land his three-timer.

3:20 Fairyhouse – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 7f

PEARLS GALORE won her first two starts for this yard following her switch from France, posting victories at Limerick and Cork prior to going close behind Champers Elysees at Gowran Park in the Group Three Fairy Bridge Stakes.

The Invincible Spirit filly made a good reappearance when running third behind Real Appeal at Leopardstown last month, shaping as if she’d be better for the run but far from disgraced with her effort which saw her beaten around three lengths.

She’s expected to come on markedly for that run and she can improve to get back on the scoresheet here.

3:40 Sligo – Sligo Park Hotel Opportunity Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-123) 2m1f

BRIDGE NATIVE hasn’t been in the same form as last term where the Stowaway mare won four times over fences and hurdles for Dot Love, but it might be worth chancing her nonetheless to bounce back to winnng form here having been eased slightly in the weights and with Patrick Cawley taking over in the saddle.

Her last hurdles win came at Galway last term off a lower mark, but she has won off higher than this rating over fences so remains well-handicapped if she can bring that form back over the smaller obstacles.

She was last seen finishing fourth to Winner Takes Itall at Bellewstown earlier in the month and a repeat of that run might be enough here assuming this outing doesn’t come too soon.

3:55 Fairyhouse – Get Ready for Galway, Join Handicap (3yo) 1m4f

FEMALE APPROACH has shown improved form since stepping up in trip, winning her last two starts which include over course and distance and Noel Meade’s charge can bring up the hat-trick here.

The Camelot filly won a handicap on the first occasion from out of the weights, scoring by a head; but she stepped up on that effort to score readily at Limerick in June when beating Sea Appeal and she can continue her progression.

This is a stronger race and the handicapper has had his say with a hefty 13lbs rise in the ratings. However there is likely more to come from her and she can land the three-timer.