Leopardstown tips on Saturday – Today’s Irish racing best bets
Leopardstown tips on Saturday
Irish horse racing action continues with action on the flat and our tipping team has picked out their Leopardstown tips on Saturday including the feature Group Three Killavullan Stakes.
Fans of horse racing in Ireland have an eight-race card on the flat to look forward to at Leopardstown where the premier Irish venue hosts some cracking Saturday afternoon action spearheaded by the Group Three Killavullan Stakes.
Getting underway at 1.30pm for the first of eight races there is some competitive fare on the agenda and out ripping team has picked out their Leopardstown tips on Saturday and best bets on the card.
IRISH RACING BEST BETS – LEOPARDSTOWN TIPS ON SATURDAY
1:30 Leopardstown – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (IRE Incentive Race) (2yo) 1m
KERKIYRA is chasing a first career win but the Siyouni filly has shaped well on all three starts to date, latterly finding only one too good at this course back in August where she was beaten just over one length by Limiti D Greccio.
She had had the misfortune of bumping into the high-class Territories when finishing fourth on debut at the Curragh and she ran at least as well behind Concert Hall next time despite finishing one place worse.
The form of her latest run is working out as she split a pair of subsequent winners – the eventual race-winner has won at Listed level since – and she could find some improvement now stepping up to one mile so every chance she can make her presence felt again here.
3:15 Leopardstown – Richmond Homes Killavullan Stakes (Group 3) (2yo) 7f
HOMELESS SONGS looked a useful sort when making a winning course and distance debut and although the Frankel filly failed to back up that impression next time out she is worth another chance.
Dermot Weld’s charge had beaten the smart Agartha on debut back in July, scoring by two lengths and that one has gone to win a Group Two as well as place in a Group One; while the fifth, sixth and eighth horses have all also scored.
Despite missing the break in the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes – sent off second favourite – she travelled well for a long way but was unable to sustain her effort, eventually finishing just over four lengths’ fifth behind Discoveries.
She wasn’t seen to best effect there after her slow start and she’s worth another chance with Colin Keane now taking over.
3:45 Leopardstown – Manguard Plus Trigo Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 1m2f
LEO DE FURY has been highly tried since winning a Group Two at the Curragh last June and the Australia gelding took full advantage of being dropped in grade when getting back on the scoresheet at Dundalk last month.
Jessica Harrington’s charge ran out a comfortable winner on that occasion, beating Benaud by three lengths and with confidence restored he could go in again back in Pattern company.
He’s proven a generally consistent sort at a higher level than this and he’ll have no issue dropping back in trip given his Group Two success came at this distance even though his latest run was over further.
With his yard in good fettle he ought to be competitive here and every chance he can follow up that morale-boosting win with another success.
4:20 Leopardstown – Leopardstown Members Club Maiden (3yo+) 1m2f
ZAYNUDIN has shown enough in his four starts to date to suggest he’s up to winning races and the Fastnet Rock gelding can make the breakthrough here.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge has filled the frame on all four occasions he’s made the track, latterly finishing third at Bellewstown despite not being ideally placed in that contest where was slowly away and later met with trouble in running.
Placed over this shorter trip when trained by Mick Halford he can get off the mark now with first-time blinkers now applied and no surprise if he were to go close again.
4:55 Leopardstown – Carmanhall Handicap (3yo) 1m4f
Noel Meade saddles two in this contest and consistent LUNAR POWER could be the way to go.
The Power gelding has hit the crossbar in each of his last four starts, latterly finding only Moon Daisy too strong at Fairyhouse by two lengths. That winner along with the fourth horse home have both won again since and he’s 1lb lower in the weights this time around.
Two of his runner-up efforts have come at this track and he can go well once more to end his losing streak on turf, although he has won on the all-weather before. The shorter trip shouldn’t prove an inconvenience and he ought to be in the mix again despite a wide draw.