Sunday Irish horse racing tips – Best bets for Naas and Cork

Two meetings head to post in Ireland on Sunday with flat and jumps action both on the agenda; we’ve picked out our best bets for Naas and Cork on Sunday.

Three meetings head to post across the UK on Sunday but there are also two fixtures taking place in Ireland with flat and jumps racing on the agenda.

The day’s flat racing action comes from Naas where there is Listed action on the racecard with both the Garnet Stakes and the Bluebell Stakes taking place; while over the sticks there is also a meeting at Cork.

We’ve taken a look through both of the Sunday racecards in Ireland and pick out our best bets for Naas and Cork as we look for more winners.


2:07 Cork – I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Hurdle (4yo+) 3m

STREETS OF DOYEN has shown progressive form in his recent starts since unseating his rider at Galway in July, winning his last two outings which latterly saw him run out a five lengths’ victor over Flooring Porter at Gowran Park.

John McConnell’s charge had previously struck at Roscommon and there’s likely more to come from him over this trip which has been a real source of improvement and while he remains in this sort of form he can prove capable of landing his hat-trick.

The handicapper certainly hasn’t missed him however, hitting him with a 10lbs rise in the weights for that most recent success; but he’s going the right way and should continue to be involved with the excellent Simon Torrens’ 5lbs allowance a big plus so every chance he can go close again.

2:30 Naas – Foran Equine Irish EBF Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race) (2yo) 6f

WOOD RANGER has shaped with ability in all three starts to date, finishing in the frame each time and possibly unsuited by the drop in trip latest when finishing eight lengths’ third to Dense Star at Navan last month.

That winner did look useful however and has contested in Listed and Group company since; Bill McCreery’s charge might be able to get off the mark now he tackles handicapping and the Kodi Bear gelding can improve for the switch.

His earlier fourth place finish over course and distance is working out well and has thrown up a number of subsequent winners so on that run he argubaly sets the standard for the others to aim at.

A return to this longer trip could show him in a better light with underfoot conditions no problem and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him deliver a better performance from what looks a fair opening mark.

Sunday Irish racing tips. Joseph O’Brien saddles one of our best bets for Naas in Mighty Blue.

4:15 Naas – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 1m4f

MIGHTY BLUE has shown some useful form since joining Joseph O’Brien from France, scoring at the Curragh in August and shaping better than the bare result in heavy ground when tried in the Listed Oyster Stakes behind Princess Zoe.

The Authorized filly bounced back from that performance to land a bronze medal in the recent Loughbrown Stakes where he was just behind the reopposing Barrington Court having met with trouble in running and with a bit more luck this time around she may be able to turn the tables.

Travelling well into that race she was unable to get a clear run but did well to finish where she did although the interference was enough to rob her of any chance.

She possibly just found the longer trip stretching her in any case and could bounce back returned to this shorter trip so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see her going close here and she can get back to winning ways.

5:00 Cork – Handicap Chase (Grade B) (4yo+) 2m1½f

ABBEY MAGIC shaped really well on her reapperance from almost two years off the track when finishing runner-up at Kilbeggan last month where the Beneficial mare lost her unbeaten record over fences.

She was only beaten a head however, run down late where she was perhaps undone by race-fitness towards the end. Henry de Bromhead’s charge can quickly get back on the winning trail here however with that outing under his belt and he should be a lot sharper now.

A winner of her three previous chase starts in the 2018 season, she had also won twice over hurdles for her previous handler so she’s clearly capable and there was a lot to like about her reappearance so every chance there might be more to come now she’s had a run.

The handicapper has pushed her up 4lbs in the weights but she remains a lightly-raced sort who can make her presence felt in this contest.