Saturday Irish horse racing tips – Best bets at Cork and Kilbeggan

Saturday's Tramore best bets. Tips for the day's Irish racing on the flat.Saturday's Tramore best bets. Tips for the day's Irish racing on the flat.

Saturday Irish horse racing tips and best bets

We have two meetings heading to post in Ireland today and we have picked out our Saturday Irish horse racing tips and best bets at both fixtures.

Fans of Irish horse racing have two meetings to unravel on Saturday where there is racing action both on the flat and over the sticks with 16 races in all taking place.

The Irish action on the flat comes from Cork and features Group Three and Listed action on the card, while Kilbeggan goes jumping and 16 races in all will go to post across both meetings.

We’ve looked through both of the day’s cards in Ireland to pick out our Saturday Irish horse racing tips and best bets for the day.


2:42 Cork – Platinum Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 7f

SOUL SEARCH is 1-19 in her starts but Ger Lyons’ charge has kept good company despite her losing streak and is often found contesting at this level and beyond, finishing runner-up in a Group Two contest at the Curragh in May being her best effort of the season.

The Zoffany filly has finished fourth in successive Group Three starts in the wake of that near miss and she ran better than the result shows in the Brownstown Stakes last time where she was squeezed for room at a crucial juncture in the race.

Despite losing her pitch she finished off the race well and the drop back to Listed company with a first-time tongue-tie now applied could see her get back on the scoresheet here.

Saturday Irish horse racing tips. Ger Lyons can saddle a winner on the card at Cork.

Saturday Irish horse racing tips. Ger Lyons can saddle a winner on the card at Cork.

3:50 Cork – Thanks To All The Frontline Workers From Cork Racecourse Handicap (Div I) (3yo+ 45-65) 7f

KARLSBERG has had just four runs, posting her best effort yet when finishing third at the Curragh in June behind No More Porter where she was beaten around three lengths.

That was her first start in a handicap also and she kept on well from the back to snatch the bronze medal where she was less than one length behind a subsequent winner; while there have been several winners since come out from those who finished behind.

The Coulsty filly has been pushed up 3lbs for that effort but she could have more to offer handicapping and this longer trip ought to suit given how she finished off her race last time so every chance she can go close here.

5:15 Kilbeggan – Joe Cooney Memorial Hurdle (4yo+) 2m

ECLAIR DE BEAUFEU isn’t the most reliable of performers but his fourth in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival stands out and if Sneezy Foster’s charge were able to replicate that performance he’d surely be hard to beat here.

The Monitor Closely gelding was a dual-winner over hurdles during the 2018/19 season and also contested at Graded level in that campaign prior to going chasing where he was also a dual-winner and finished runner-up in Graded events in that discipline also.

Fourth to Belfast Banter at Cheltenham in March he hasn’t fired in two subsequent outings including when returning from a break in the Galway Hurdle behind Saldier; this is easier though and the application of cheekpieces can help him bounce back to winning ways.

7:15 Kilbeggan – Kieran Kelly Memorial Beginners Chase (4yo+) 3m1f

PREMIUM PACKAGE was a hurdles winner at Down Royal last August and the former winning pointer has made a decent start to life over fences this term, finishing runner-up to Politesse at Punchestown on his chase debut and then posting a solid fourth behind Friary Rock at Wexford latest.

His jumping wasn’t all it could have been on that second occasion but with more valuable experience under his belt he can improve again and the application of cheekpieces for this latest run could unlock another level of progress in the Presenting gelding who can make his presence felt in a fairly uninspiring race.

He has scope to improve given his point-to-point background and with Hugh Morgan taking off a valuable 5lbs it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see him heavily involved here.