Racing tips for Dundalk – Through the card selections in Ireland
Brian Healy takes a look over the horse racing action in Ireland on Wednesday and gives his racing tips for Dundalk as the all-weather returns.
Racing largely remains in the wilderness for now, but the continuation of racing action in Ireland gives punters some distraction away from the likes of virtual horse racing; while there remains also horse racing in South Africa and the United States which are other option for punters look at as racing continues as best it can with the continuation of international horse racing.
IRISH RACING FIXTURES TODAY (25 March)
Dundalk (flat, aw)) – 2.00 – 5.00pm (7 races)
Brian Healy looks over Wednesday’s sole horse racing fixture in Ireland and gives his racing tips for Dundalk through the card as all-weather action takes over from the jumps. For those having a dabble on Wednesday’s racing in Ireland, catch the action on Racing UK and via horse racing live-streaming!
IRISH RACING TIPS FOR DUNDALK
2:00 – Dundalk Stadium Handicap (3yo+ 45-65) 5f
ZIPPITY showed only moderate form in a handful of starts on turf last term; but the Zebedee filly has shown improved form switched to this surface following six months off the track.
Tom Collins’ charge got off the mark over course and distance on her return to action in February where she ran out a three lengths’ winner over Early Call despite racing from out of the weights. She almost doubled up next time but found the reopposing Danz Gift too strong by just over one length earlier this month.
That latest run also came over course and distance where a subsequent winner was behind. She’s now 2lbs higher in the weights but has the services of a 7lbs claimer for this outing and meets her last-time conquerer now on significantly better terms.
She could get back on the scoresheet here if running to a similar level and she can make her presence felt again on this surface given she remains unexposed on polytrack and she could get our Wednesday tips for Dundalk off to a winning start.
2:30 – View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 2m
SHARJAH has hit the crossbar the last twice and the Shamardal gelding can gain some reward for his recent solid runs in defeat.
Andrew Slattery’s charge was finishing runner-up for the third time in four starts when denied only by a nose behind Lady Of Luxury here latest over a shorter trip. The veteran had been beaten the same distance the time before over course and distance when running from out of the weights and off the same mark he might be worth chancing to end his ever-increasing losing streak.
His last win came at Fairyhouse almost two years ago from a much higher mark than this; but he remains capable of another bold show despite his winning drought and he should continue to give a good account here.
3:00 – Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap (4yo+) 1m4f
The unbeaten LONG ARM has plenty of weight but he might be worth chancing nonetheless to land a winning hat-trick on his reappearance.
Ger Lyons’ Rock Of Gibraltar gelding made a winning debut at Gowran Park July and he returned from three months off the track over course and distance to readily see of Moktamel in October. That form has stood up fairly well and he’s remains with scope to improve so this revised mark might not be beyond him.
He’s 5lbs higher in the weights than for that last success, but with the potential to improve and assuming he’s fully wound up for this reappearance following more than five months off then he ought to go close as he bids to uphold his unbeaten record and give our tips for Dundalk a winning selection.
3:30 – Ladies Day Sunday 12th July Maiden (3yo) 1m
AGITARE boasts plenty of experience having had five starts last term which included the Teofilo colt finishing third to Mogul in the Group Two Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown and Jim Bolger’s charge can register a breakthrough win here in his reappearance.
Fourth or better on all five starts last term, he signed off by finishing less than two lengths’ third behind Celtic High King back at Leopardstown where he perhaps wasn’t entirely best suited by the softer ground.
That form looks strong and if fully wound up ahead of his reappearance then every chance he can go close here; he sets the standard on his efforts last term so he wouldn’t be winning out of turn and he could prove a tough nut to crack.
4:00 – Winter Series Awards Day Saturday 4th April Maiden (4yo+) 1m
THE ALPHA MAN offered something to work on despite showing his inexperience when finding only one too good on debut over this course and distance earlier in the month. But with that experience under his belt the Mastercraftsman gelding could go one better here.
Richard O’brien’s charge caught the eye running on well from mid-division having raced keen early and looking in need of the experience. But he got better as the race progressed and that first lesson won’t have been lost on him.
The form perhaps isn’t the strongest, but he is open to plenty of improvement on the back of that effort and while his draw towards the outer isn’t ideal he can progress for the run and no surprise to see him going close.
4:30 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden (3yo+) 7f
GIN BLOSSOM finished runner-up on both her runs last term but the Make Believe filly can get off the mark now returning from a break.
Joseph O’Brien’s charge showed good form in both starts, beaten only a head behind Katiba on her debut at the Curragh prior to chasing home Lemista latest at Gowran Park. That form has been boosted with the winner going in again on Monday past when winning a Group Three, while the fourth also won next time out.
The yard has turned out three winners from seven runners on the all-weather in the past fortnight and while O’Brien also saddles stablemate Duncannon Power in this contest it should pay to side with the Make Believe filly here where she can strike a first career win for our racing tips for Dundalk on Wednesday.
5:00 – Easter Week Racing 15th & 19th April Handicap (3yo+ 45-65) 7f
Rounding off Wednesday’s racing tips for Dundalk races, DARK MAGIC could be worth chancing to get back on the scoresheet having ran better than the bare result the last twice.
Johnny Levins’ charge struck his last win over this course and distance back in December and he’s largely run well in defeat since. That includes finishing just over two lengths’ fourth behind Poet’s Pride back over course and distance latest.
That was a better run than it appears at face value as he was travelling well before encountering trouble in running. He endured a luckless passage through before running on all too late and could do better.
He can race from the same mark here and the services of a good claimer will help to ease some of his burden at the weights so he could bounce back with a win here where he can race from the plum number one berth.