Limerick horse racing tips – Tuesday’s Irish racing best bets
Irish horse racing action returns on Tuesday and we’ve picked out our Limerick horse racing tips over the sticks.
Following a day off on Monday, there is Irish horse racing action to look forward to on Tuesday with a jumps fixture at Limerick in the afternoon where seven races will unfold over the sticks.
The day’s meeting offers some solid support to the four meetings taking place in the UK, getting underway from 12.40pm and we’ve looked through the day’s racing action in Ireland to pick out our Limerick horse racing tips and best bets over the sticks as we bid to find a few winners.
LIMERICK HORSE RACING TIPS – TUESDAY’S IRISH RACING BEST BETS
1:10 Limerick – LimerickRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle (4yo) 2m3f
CARROLLS COTTAGE won a point-to-point at Dromahane in October and shaped nicely on his hurdling debut at Cork last month where he found only one too good in Thedevilscoachman.
Philip Fenton’s charge suggested on that occasion that a stiffer test would be more suitable so it is little surprise to see the Mahler gelding quickly stepped up in trip and he can show improvement as a result.
The ground that day was heavy and it will be a similar scenario here so there’s no fears over his ability to handle the conditions and with more to come over this longer trip he should progress and can get off the mark under Rules at the second attempt.
1:40 Limerick – LimerickRaces.ie Rated Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 2m3f
BEATING THE ODDS posted a career-best effort when getting off the mark at Fairyhouse last month and given that that was his first run in nine months the Oscar gelding could follow up now he’ll be sharper with that under his belt.
William Austin’s charge had placed between the flags last April and he showed some aptitude over hurdles last campaign, improving for the switch to handicaps with a runner-up effort at Fairyhouse over this trip before possibly just finding three miles in heavy ground stretching him at Navan on his final run of the season.
This trip appeared much more suitable latest, travelling well into the race before a last-hurdle mistake put him on the back foot; but he rallied well to get back up and he should come on for the run.
He’s been raised 5lbs for that win but his rider’s claim offsets his additional burden at the weights and he should remain competitive with trip and ground no issue so every chance he can follow up that breakthrough success to double his tally.
2:15 Limerick – Irish Racing Fundraiser For Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin In Memory Of Pat Smullen Hcap Hdl (4yo+ 80-109) 3m
The handicapper certainly hasn’t missed FENNO’S STORM since Declan Queally’s charge winning over course and distance last month, but the September Storm gelding could be worth chancing to follow up despite being hit with a 12lbs hike in the weights.
A regular winner between the flags as well as winning twice over fences earlier in his career he was building on a fair return at Clonmel over the smaller obstacles when getting the better of Betterask Jj last time out with a near-two lengths’ victory under this rider and he can continue to make his presence felt.
This is a deeper race however, but he’s still lightly raced over timber and the blinkers which have delivered a positive outcome thus far are retained. His rider can also utilise his full claim now which is a small help towards offsetting his hike up the handicap and while he does need a bit more in a stronger race he should remain competitive.
He can deliver another solid performance given his hurdles mark falls well short of his rating over fences so there’s still scope for better over the smaller obstacles and no surprise to see him going well again.
2:45 Limerick – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m5f
FISSA shaped well on his debut over hurdles at Punchestown in October and Henry de Bromhead’s charge can build on that experience to get off the mark at the second attempt.
The Saddler Maker gelding rather saw his jumping fall apart late on in that contest where perhaps his confidence was knocked by a mid-race error; but he kept on well nonetheless without threatening and the lessons learned there won’t have been lost on him.
More testing ground here is a slight worry but he appeared unfazed by the soft ground in that last run and the form has been boosted by the runner-up going in since.
He could be worth chancing then to step up on that initial effort and with the Knockeen handler in decent form with his runners at present then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a bigger performance given his scope for improvement on the back of that debut.