We look over Tuesday’s horse racing action in Ireland where just one fixture goes to post with a meeting at Listowel. Check our our Listowel horse racing tips below as we try to find more winners!
While four UK horse racing meetings head to post there is just one fixture taking place on Tuesday in Ireland where an eight-race card on the flat unfolds in the afternoon and includes a useful Listed contest.
We’ve taken a look through the card and pick out our Listowel horse racing tips and best bets for the Tuesday Irish racing action.
LISTOWEL HORSE RACING TIPS – BEST BETS FOR TUESDAY’S IRISH RACING
2:10 Listowel – Feale Handicap (Div I) (3yo+ 45-65) 7f
FOREIGN LEGION possibly needed his first couple of outings earlier in the campaign and the Declaration Of War gelding has shaped much better in each of his last two starts where he has finished fourth each time.
Those runs have came on better ground which has suited him more than the soft ground he contested on previously and he was a useful multiple-winner on the all-weather when trained by Luke McJannett before moving to his current yard.
James Larkin’s charge is handicapped to win this having been eased another 1lb in the weights and he contests here fully 10lbs below his last winning all-weather mark; while Chris Maxwell’s 3lbs claim further eases his burden at the weights so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him deliver a bold performance in a race lacking real depth.
2:45 Listowel – Feale Handicap (Div II) (3yo+ 45-65) 7f
HELL LEFT LOOSE won for this column when last sighted eleven days ago and Denis Hogan’s charge is taken to deliver again despite being raised a further 4lbs in the weights.
The Hellvelyn gelding has won three of his last four outings and arrives here chasing a hat-trick having won a shade more comfortably than the official margin of a head might suggest last time out where he beat Noirvento.
He kept on well for the win over a stiff extended six furlongs which augurs well for his return to seven furlongs and although he’s disappointed on both previous starts at this longer trip he could be worth chancing nonetheless to see it out this time around given he arrives at the top of his game.
Better ground to contend with here ought not to be a problem and while he is vulnerable off this big weight he has to carry he takes on some pretty exposed rivals and can get away with the negatives here to land his three-timer.
3:55 Listowel – www.listowelraces.ie Handicap (3yo+) 7f
Ultra-consistent ICE COLD IN ALEX deserves to win one of these races and Ken Condon’s charge ought to give another solid performance in this competitive handicap.
The Olden Times gelding posted his last win back in August 2018 where he beat Sirjack Thomas at Leopardstown; but although he’s winless since he has only once finished out of the first four in his nine starts since that victory, latterly finishing a good third to Lord Rapscallion at Gowran Park last month.
That form is very fair with the winner having finished runner-up in his two subsequent outings which includes a very valuable prize at Leopardstown recently; while the runner-up has placed in Listed company. Now eased 2lbs in the ratings he is on a dangerous mark and no surprise to see him running well here where he can go close.
4:30 Listowel – Edmund & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes (Listed) (3yo+) 1m1f
KASSABA hasn’t been seen for a couple of months following her very useful third-placed effort in a Listed contest at Killarney in July and Dermot Weld’s charge can return from that break to resume winning ways.
The Charm Spirit filly had offered something to work on when finishing fourth on her debut and sole juvenile start at Leopardstown last July and she returned from almost one year off the track at Naas in July to register a first career success where she beat Zawara by three-parts of a length.
Far from disgraced latest she still looked a shade raw under pressure but could improve again and the form of that Listed contest has been boosted with the winner since making the frame in a Group Two contest. This longer trip could suit and bring out a bit more improvement and she can make her presence felt in this contest.
5:00 Listowel – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race) (2yo) 1m
SAN MARTINO could prove progressive now his attentions are switched to the handicap ranks and Aidan O’Brien’s charge can follow up his recent impressive win at Killarney.
An earlier disappointing effort was firmly banished that day as the The Gurkha colt sluiced through the heavy ground to deliver a five lengths defeat of Dolce Notte and while the underfoot conditions here won’t be anywhere near as testing he can nevertheless make his presence felt again.
Switching to handicapping for the first time he could prove well-treated off a mark of 90 where he can show progress, and assuming the vastly different ground conditions don’t catch him out then it would be no surprise to see another bold bid.