Irish racing tips on Thursday – Best bets at Leopardstown and Limerick
Irish racing tips on Thursday at Limerick and Leopardstown
We have two more meetings heading to post in Ireland on Thursday with action both on the flat and over the sticks. We’ve picked out our Irish racing tips on Thursday and best bets at both fixtures.
Another round of Irish horse racing action on Thursday takes in two meetings with action going to post both on the flat and over the sticks.
Both fixtures head to post in the late-afternoon and carry on into the evening where there will be 16 races in all taking place with action over the sticks at Limerick while a good card awaits on the flat at Leopardstown which features Group Three action.
We’ve looked over both of the day’s racecards to pick out our Irish racing tips on Thursday and best bets at Limerick and Leopardstown.
IRISH RACING TIPS ON THURSDAY – BEST BETS AT LIMERICK & LEOPARDSTOWN
5:10 Limerick – Ballyneety Mares Rated Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f
WHOSGOTYANOW is lightly raced and made a winning return when scoring readily at Kilbeggan on his first start for this yard; Andrew Slattery’s charge can follow up with improvement anticipated.
The Getaway mare had shaped with some promise on her only previous start over hurdles for Henry De Bromhead when finishing fourth at Fairyhouse behind M C Muldoon but was disappointing in a bumper next time ahead of her switch to this yard.
Stepped up in trip last time she showed the benefit of the stiffer test to run out a comforable winner and with progress likely she can go in again for all this looks a deeper race.
6:30 Leopardstown – Jockey Club Of Turkey Handicap (3yo 45-75) 1m
I SIYOU BABY is progressing with every start, most recently getting off the mark at the Curragh when beating Tellthemi’mhere by four lengths readily and now making her handicap debut the Siyouni filly can improve again to follow up.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge is penalised for that last run just four days ago and so on the face of things he might face a stiff task switching to handicaps where he has plenty of weight to carry here with 10-5 on his back.
It’s no surprise then that he has a claimer up for this assignment and Mikey Sheehy is excellent value for his 5lbs allowance; he’s due to go up 9lbs in future so could well take advantage of her mark despite the big weight every chance she can follow up here.
6:40 Limerick – Knocklong Handicap Hurdle (Div I) (4yo+ 80-95) 2m
COOLNACRITTA returned from a lengthy absence and a switch in yard to strike at Hexham in June and the Windsor Knot gelding subsequently was denied only by a short-head at Uttoxeter five days later under a penalty prior to moving stables again.
Now with Mark Fahey and back in Ireland the six year old can continue his current spell of good form and there could be more in the locker to come from him dropping back to two miles – the distance over which he made the winning breakthrough.
Previous starts in Ireland all came on softer ground but he’s improved for a quicker surface and could be a useful sort for this handler given he’s open to improvement after just a handful of starts. The form of that Uttoxeter near miss is working out and he looks well treated here so every chance of a big run.
8:00 Leopardstown – Horseraces S.A. Of Greece Handicap (3yo+) 1m7f
LUNAR POWER has shown some useful form this term since returning from a break, getting off the mark at Dundalk in April and latterly finding only one too good in each of his last two starts at this venue.
Noel Meade’s Power gelding was beaten just a nose on his only previous try at this trip behind Hook Head where he had a subsequent dual-winner behind him and he filled the same spot latest although might have found the drop in trip against him when denied by two lengths by Igraine.
He remains capable of better and returning to this longer trip is likely to be a benefit to the three-year old who can get competitive again here where he can resume winning ways.