Punchestown best bets – Monday’s Irish horse racing tips
Irish horse racing tips 18 January
Irish horse racing action continues on Monday with a fixture over the sticks and we’ve picked out our Punchestown best bets on the day’s seven-race card.
With only a fixture at Punchestown flying the flag for horse racing in Ireland on Monday we’ve looked through the day’s seven-race fixture where we pick out our Punchestown best bets and tips on the card which gets underway from 1.05pm.
PUNCHESTOWN BEST BETS – MONDAY IRISH HORSE RACING TIPS
2:40 Punchestown – Ladbrokes Supporting Irish Racing Novice Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m4f
LOW LIE THE FIELDS is still lightly raced over hurdles and the Gold Well gelding posted a career-best effort to get off the mark at Limerick over Christmas, beating Shar Whats Therush by four lengths.
Henry de Bromhead’s charge was always at the head of affairs in that contest and he was still travelling best of all when making an error at the last although the mistake didn’t halt his momentum and he won readily.
That form looks fair and he represents an in-form yard so he can continue to give a good account despite being raised 8lbs in the weights given he remains potentially progressive and further improvement can’t be ruled out so every chance he can follow up.
3:15 Punchestown – Ladbrokes Watch Racing Online For Free Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 3m½f
MAHLER ALLSTAR showed some solid form in bumpers last term, finishing around six lengths behind Appreciate It at Leopardstown and then tackling the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished in midfield behind Ferny Hollow.
Jonathan Sweeney’s charge was far from disgraced when last seen switching to hurdles on his return from almost ten months off, beaten around ten lengths into the runner-up berth behind Stattler; he was entitled to need that however and he could strip fitter.
Given his point-to-point background he might be suited by this step up to three miles and with the potential to improve further he could go close.
3:45 Punchestown – Ladbrokes Giving Extra Places Every Day Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-102) 3m½f
Lightly-raced maiden BOOMTOWN GIRL could be worth chancing to get off the mark having found only one too good latest at Limerick over Christmas and stepping up markedly in trip could yield further improvement in Denis Hogan’s mare.
Placed in a point-to-point the Dylan Thomas mare has made the frame in two of her three hurdles starts to date, most recently beaten around three lengths behind She’s Some Doll and she switches now to handicapping from a potentially workable mark of 98.
There could be better to come from her given her lightly-raced profile and this step up in distance ought to suit so there appears every chance of a big performance.