Sligo racing best bets – 2 May Irish racing tips

Sligo racing best bets. Tips for the day's Irish racing fixture.Sligo racing best bets. Tips for the day's Irish racing fixture.

Sligo best bets on 2 May

Just one meeting heads to post in Ireland on Sunday with racing on the flat and we’ve picked out our Sligo best bets on the day’s sole fixture.

There’s just one fixture in Ireland for punters to take in on Sunday where a seven-race card awaits on the flat at Sligo.

Despite a lack of Pattern class racing on the card there is still some competitive handicap racing and some informative maiden contests which could throw up a decent one or two; we’ve looked over the card and picked out our Sligo racing best bets at the fixture.


1:45 Sligo – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo) 1m2½f

This could go to ALICE KITTY who showed some promise last term on the all-weather, finishing third on her most recent start back in November at Dundalk behind Flirting Bridge where she finished third.

Despite always racing up with the pace she shaped as if she might appreciate a stiffer test of stamina and the Bobby’s Kitten filly could improve for this extra distance.

It is interesting that Shane Foley sides with her over the other Jessica Harrington-trained runner in the race and that choice could be significant as she returns to turf.

It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see her going well here and she can get off the mark.

2:15 Sligo – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction (C & G) Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo) 1m2½f

PRARIE DANCER steps up markedly in trip having been kept to shorter distances last term where he finished runner-up twice from his five starts.

The Territories gelding posted both of those near misses over six furlongs but proved a shade disappointing when tried over seven furlongs although his most recent effort came in a valuable contest at Naas in heavy ground.

It is interesting that Joseph O’Brien steps his charge up significantly in trip and he was gelded in the wake of that last outing; but he does have stamina to prove here although that is certainly plentiful on the dam’s side who was a winner over this trip and is by Galileo so there’s some hope he’ll see out this stiffer test.

He could be worth chancing to find some improvement despite reservations over the distance and he can make his presence felt here if lasting home.

Sligo racing best bets. Joseph O'Brien can saddle a winner on the card.

Sligo racing best bets. Joseph O’Brien can saddle a winner on the card.

4:00 Sligo – Foley’s Bar & Off Licence Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo+) 6f

ELOSO was in decent form on the all-weather earlier in the year, twice making the frame and Richard O’brien’s charge can get off the mark here.

Beaten only a short-head by Betrayed on her last try over this sprint trip she the Kodi Bear gelding went close again on his turf debut at Leopardstown last month, beaten less than one length behind Larado when finishing fourth and the runner-up from that race has won since to give the form a boost.

There could be better to come from him and he showed good speed over this trip at Dundalk; if he can carry that form over this trip on turf then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him going close.

5:00 Sligo – Glasshouse Hotel Handicap (Div II) (3yo+ 45-65) 6f

BRAVE DISPLAY got back on the winning trail when successful at the Curragh last month, beating Misterio by just over one length and John Lambe’s charge can follow up here if arriving in simular form.

The application of a tongue-tie has appeared to help the Requinto gelding who shaped as if he retained all his old ability on his reappearance in March at Dundalk and he built on that performance last time to win a shade readily.

Well treated on his old form despite this higher mark he can go well in a fairly uninspiring finale where he can register back-to-back successes.