Monday Laytown tips – Irish racing best bets on the beach
Monday Laytown tips
The most unique racecourse in Ireland stages its’ only meeting of the year and our tipping team pick out their Monday Laytown tips on the beach.
Unique in the British and Irish horse racing calendar, Laytown plays host to Monday’s only horse racing fixture in Ireland and there is a six-race card scheduled to go to post on the beach at the County Meath venue.
It is the only track on the British and Irish racing roster to hold races under Rules on the beach and races are all over a straight course of either six or seven furlongs. Our tipping team take a look at the six-race card and pick out their Monday Laytown tips and best bets for the day.
MONDAY LAYTOWN TIPS – IRISH RACING BEST BETS ON THE BEACH
2:20 Laytown – Melbourne 10 Sorry We Can’t Be There This Year Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 6f
EGLISH hasn’t won for a while since scoring over seven furlongs at Dundalk last November but the Heeraat filly might be worth chancing to end her losing run.
Arian McGuinness’ charge is a Dundalk regular and she went close to snapping her winless streak when denied only by a head latest ten days ago behind Beleaguerment. That was a solid run given she was conceding 13lbs to the winner and she was clear of the third and rest of the pack.
She’s 6lbs lower here tackling the beach track and she could make her presence felt again with a repeat if handling the conditions.
2:50 Laytown – Pride Of Place Maiden (4yo+) 7f
BUSINESS has rattled the crossbar on each of his last three starts and the Siyouni gelding could be worth sticking with to go one better in the wake of those solid runs.
Now with Gordon Elliott having moved from John Quinn he has only been beaten around one length or less on each of his last three outings which have all come on the all-weather at Wolverhampton and Lingfield and he could find some improvement for the switch in stable.
Beaten just over one length by Epsom Faithfull when last seen at the beginning of September he has seen the fourth in that race win twice since and competing here from the same mark he should be capable of making his presence felt where he can shed his maiden tag.
3:50 Laytown – O’Neills Sports (Q.R.) Handicap (4yo+ 50-80) 7f
SKONTONOVSKI has won three of his last six starts on turf and the all-weather and Adrian McGuinness’ charge looks worth the chance to resume winning ways here.
The Harbour Watch gelding registered his last victory just two starts ago when scoring over this trip on the polytrack at Dundalk, beating Caesar’s Comet and he wasn’t seen to best effect when fourth last time behind Baronial Pride over the same course and distance ten days ago.
That came in an apprentices’ race and he was only a half-length behind one who has won since and eased 1lb he ought to go close with a repeat effort while a more experienced rider takes over for this assignment.