Monday tips for Ballinrobe – Irish racing tips 24 August
We give our Monday tips for Ballinrobe, the day’s only racing fixture.
A low-key Monday of horse racing across the UK and Ireland; while three meetings head to post across the UK, there is only one fixture taking place in Ireland with a jumps racing card at Ballinrobe.
Seven races in all will unfold during the afternoon at the County Mayo track and we give our Monday tips for Ballinrobe as we pick out our best bets of the day.
MONDAY TIPS FOR BALLINROBE – IRISH RACING BEST BETS
1:00 Ballinrobe – Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m1½f
THE BROGHIE MAN had been in fair form prior to lockdown, reeling off a hat-trick of runner-up finishes in decent company and the Cityscape gelding might have needed the run when reappearing at Bellewstown almost five months on in July.
Padraig Roche’s charge was disappointing there, finishing almost forty lengths adrift of Bentham and he cut little ice following that run back on the flat at Galway. He has to bounce back here from those lesser runs but he could be capable of doing so returning to hurdles and on his best form he can go close here.
1:30 Ballinrobe – KPMG Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-123) 2m1½f
IMPERIAL CHOICE has found a jolt of improvement to strike back-to-back wins at Tramore and here latterly, beating Dawson’s Cottage under a penalty with a seven lengths’ victory last month.
Charles Byrnes’ New Approach mare won that latest contest a shade readily and while the form has taken a couple of knocks there’s a suspicion there could be more to come from the five-year old given her current form.
The handicapper has certainly not missed her and she’ll need to find another chunk of progress to defy this mark; but she’s going the right way at present and while this will be more difficult given her hefty hike up the weights she can continue to run well and can make her presence felt.
2:30 Ballinrobe – Hollymount Nursing Home Handicap Hurdle (4yo) 2m1½f
YAFORDADOE is progressing over hurdles and the Zebedee gelding got off the mark in this discipline on his reappearance at Cork last month, running out a four lengths’ victor over Glory.
A dual-winner on the flat last term Gavin Cromwell’s has since contested back on the level following that recent win, finishing fifth at Galway in August and then finding only one too good at Cork latest behind David Garrick.
He’s back over hurdles for this latest run just eight days on so there’s a slight worry this may come soon enough; but if he’s none the worse then he can make his presence felt from his basement mark and he can strike again back over timber.
3:00 Ballinrobe – BoyleSports Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m5½f
INFINITE GLORY could be worth chancing despite showing only ordinary form in two starts over hurdles, latterly finishing fourth behind Granny Lowrie at Kilbeggan at the beginning of August.
Philip Fenton’s charge had shown a fair level of ability however in bumpers, twice making the frame including behind the useful Silk Work at Tramrore back in October. The Fame And Glory mare might have needed her return at Killarney in July and she showed the benefit latest where she was beaten around five lengths.
There could be better still to come from her after just two starts over timber and her bumper form suggests she is capable of better. Back over this longer trip she can make her presence felt.