Racing tips for Fairyhouse – Monday’s Irish racing best bets
Irish horse racing tips on Monday 8 February
In the wake of the Dublin Racing Festival this past weekend Irish racing moves on to Fairyhouse on Monday for a seven-race card and we’ve picked out our Monday Irish racing best bets over the sticks as we give our tips for Fairyhouse.
We’ve enjoyed some top-class Irish horse racing action over the past couple of days at the Dublin Racing Festival where there were surely a few Cheltenham Festival winners on show with some impressive winning performances.
While we may not have the same quality on Monday there is still plenty of competitive racing action going to post in Ireland at Fairyhouse and we’ve picked out our Monday Irish racing best bets on the seven-race card with our tips for Fairyhouse.
MONDAY IRISH RACING BEST BETS – HORSE RACING TIPS FOR FAIRYHOUSE
12:50 Fairyhouse – Sobac Soil.ie Beginners Chase (5yo+) 2m5½f
CHOUNYAGA has been a bit hit and miss over fences but Joseph O’Brien’s charge shaped better than the bare result in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas and the Walk In The Park gelding might benefit from the return to less exacting company.
A winner over hurdles he’s faced a number of tall orders over the larger obstacles, contesting against the likes of Salsaretta, Easy Game and Total Recall in his chase starts last term and he finished a fair mid-division when last seen at Leopardstown behind Castlebawn West.
He is yet to open his account over fences but given he’s been tackling stronger races he can get off the mark now his sights are lowered back and with Rachael Blackmore a positive booking he could go close.
1:55 Fairyhouse – Follow Fairyhouse On Social Media Handicap Chase (5yo+ 0-109) 3m1f
FAVORI LOGIQUE has posted a good couple of recent efforts over fences where he’s finished third at Tramore and runner-up at Punchestown latterly; Ross O’sullivan’s charge can go one better to get off the mark here.
The Denham Red gelding showed some fair form over timber without managing to win with arguably his best effort coming when stepped up to three miles to finish fourth behind Young Ted at Punchestown last September.
Runner-up latest to Owl Creek Bridge, beaten twelve lengths when last seen he could do better still over this even longer trip and switching to the handicap ranks off 100 he could prove well-treated so every chance he can make his presence felt here.
2:30 Fairyhouse – Race Displays Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo+) 2m2f
Willie Mullins collected most of the Graded prizes over the Dublin Festival weekend and the Closutton trainer could add to his haul in this Grade Three prize with GAULOISE who puts an unbeaten record on the line.
The Samum mare has got better with each start, latterly running out a three lengths’ victor over Mighty Blue at Thurles in December when taking a Listed contest in good style and there’s surely better to come from her after just two starts.
This will certainly be a tougher test of her credentials but the manner of her victory latest suggested she still had more to offer and with the yard flying currently she could prove the answer stepping up again in grade.
3:30 Fairyhouse – ITBA_official 2020 Awards Maiden Hurdle (Div II) (4yo+) 2m
GRAND PARADIS won a bumper here back in November when running out a near-six lengths’ victor over Good Land and the Martaline gelding lost little caste in defeat switching to hurdles with a fine fourth at Naas last month.
Gordon Elliott’s charge was beaten around twelve lengths behind On Eagles Wings where he looked in need of the experience. That form has since been franked with the winner running well in defeat next time, while the third struck paydirt on his next outing at Naas.
He should improve for that run and a return to this venue could spark a return to the winners’ enclosure.