Sunday best bets at Fairyhouse – Irish horse racing tips on 3 January

Sunday best bets at Fairyhouse.Sunday best bets at Fairyhouse.

Sunday 3 January Irish horse racing best bets

Irish horse racing continues on Sunday with one fixture taking place and we’ve picked out our best bets at Fairyhouse on 3 December.

Assuming it gets the green light to race following a Sunday morning inspection then the day’s Irish horse racing action will come over the sticks at Fairyhouse where seven races will go to post on the day to add to the UK’s racing schedule.

We’ve looked through the Sunday racecard in Ireland to pick out our best bets at Fairyhouse and tips for the best of the action.


1:10 Fairyhouse – Wishing Everyone A Healthy 2021 Mares Hurdle (4yo+) 2m2½f

ROYAL KAHALA arrives here chasing a hat-trick of wins and defending an unbeaten record at this venue having won a bumper here in November before following up ten days later on her hurdles debut and the Flemensfirth mare can go in again.

Peter Fahey’s charge ran out a six lengths’ victor over The Getaway Star, travelling well and despite making a mistake at the last obstacle he was a ready victor. Two subsequent winners have come out of that race and there’s likely more to come from her.

This is a higher level of rival she tackles, but she could prove a smart sort and 2-2 here can add another win to her tally with conditions fine.

2:50 Fairyhouse – John & Chich Fowler Memorial EBF Mares Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+) 2m5f

SALSARETTA was unbeaten as a novice over fences last term, winning all four of her starts which include an eleven-lengths’ demolition of Ask Mary in a Grade Two contest at Limerick back in March.

Willie Mullins’ charge got no further than the first fence when falling at Punchestown on her latest outing in November but that was a very strong race featuring the likes of Tornado Flyer and Bapaume and assuming that mishap hasn’t left a mark she might be able to make amends.

The Kingsalsa mare faces no easy task to give upwards of 5lbs to some usual rivals, but given the form of her yard in recent weeks she can quickly bounce back from that fall and no surprise if she were to regain the winning thread here.

Sunday best bets at Fairyhouse. Willie Mullins can get amongst the winners.

Sunday best bets at Fairyhouse. Willie Mullins can get amongst the winners.

3:20 Fairyhouse – Cavalor Equine Nutrition Beginners Chase (5yo+) 2m5f

ANTEY won twice over hurdles a couple of seasons ago and made a promising switch to chasing last term following a lengthy absence where he probably needed the run behind Faugheen at Punchestown in November last year.

The Lord Of England gelding improved for that effort to finish a very good fourth to Melon at Leopardstown over the Christmas period but she failed to complete in subsequent outings at Gowran Park and Thurles respectively although she would have gone close both times had she not fallen.

Entitled to have needed his reappearance at Gowran Park in November when finishing a distant sixth he ought to be sharper with that under his belt and with the yard in excellent form can be expected to do better.