Sunday Irish racing best bets – Tips for Curragh and Limerick

Curragh tips on Tuesday. Best bets for the day's Irish racing on the flat.Curragh tips on Tuesday. Best bets for the day's Irish racing on the flat.

Sunday Irish racing best bets and tips

Two meetings head to post in Ireland on Sunday for racing punters to ponder over and our tipping team have picked out their Sunday Irish racing best bets and tips for both meetings.

Sunday sees a pair of fixtures going to post in Ireland where there is action both on the flat and over the sticks for punters to puzzle over in pursuit of winners.

The day’s racing action takes in a flat racing fixture at the Curragh, while Limerick weighs in with a meeting over the sticks and 15 races will to post over both meetings. Our tipping team have looked over the day’s schedule to pick out their Sunday Irish racing best bets and tips.


1:20 Curragh – Staffordstown Stud Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies) (2yo) 1m

SUNSET SHIRAZ is still a maiden but the Time Test filly has shown plenty of ability despite her defeats and Gavin Cromwell’s charge can get off the mark now.

Yet to finish out of the frame in five starts she finished third in the Moyglare Stud Stakes behind Discoveries where she was beaten less than three lengths and there was nothing wrong with her subsequent third when last seen in the Weld Park Stakes at this venue, run down late by the winner.

Quicker ground on that occasion might have been against her but now returned to softer ground she could do better and the drop to Listed level can see her get back to winning ways.

1:40 Limerick – PricewaterhouseCoopers Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m

DIXIE FLYER has shaped well over hurdles for Henry De Bromhead since joining the yard from Stuart Crawford for whom the Westerner gelding won a bumper at Down Royal last December.

He’s placed twice over timber since, finishing third at Killarney and going one better at Listowel latest when finding only The Names Jock too good by two lengths. That form has held up however with the winner since running well in a Grade Three contest while the fourth won next time out.

He might ideally want further than this but with experience to call upon he can’t easily be overlooked in a fairy moderate contest and there’d be little surprise if he were to get off the mark over hurdles here.

Sunday Irish racing best bets. Henry De Bromhead can saddle a winner on the card at Limerick.

Sunday Irish racing best bets. Henry De Bromhead can saddle a winner on the card at Limerick.

2:10 Limerick – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hurdle (Listed Race) (4yo+) 2m6½f

THE GETAWAY STAR was useful in bumpers a couple of seasons ago and the Getaway mare has ran a number of solid races over hurdles, often finishing in the frame last term which include a runner-up effort behind Black Tears at Punchestown in a Grade Three contest from which the winner went on to win at the Cheltenham Festival.

Declan Queally’s charge won two of her starts over hurdles in the summer months, both of which came here and inbetween she chased home a potentially smart sort at Kilbeggan in June.

Returning from a short break here there could be some improvement still to come and with her good course record she might be set for another big performance and can run well.

2:30 Curragh – Duralock Racecourse Fencing Handicap (3yo+) 5f

ONLY SPOOFING hasn’t won since going in at Navan back in May but it might be worth chancing Kevin Coleman’s charge to end his losing streak here.

The Approve gelding hasn’t quite been at his best since that victory although he did go close at Epsom on his start although his latest run when fourth behind Tide Of Time at Bellewstown was a step back in the right direction.

He met with some trouble in running there and was only beaten just over one length behind Tide Of Time; that winner has run well since and and dropped 2lbs in the weights he ought to give another good account if building on that better effort last time.

3:05 Curragh – Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch (Premier Handicap) (3yo+) 2m

TURNPIKE TRIP has shown his best form on his last couple of starts back on the flat, finding only one too good at Down Royal last month on his return to this sphere before routing opposition in the Cesarewitch Trial at Newmarket later in the month.

Charles Byrne’s charge didn’t take in the Cesarewitch proper and instead comes here where the Champs Elysees gelding looks to hold solid claims.

He had two lengths to spare over Live Your Dream at Newmarket last time, scoring readily although the runner-up and third did little for the form on Saturday in the Cesarewitch with both finishing well-beaten.

The handicapper has given him a stiff mark to overcome, but given he boasts some solid form over hurdles he could be up to the task of defying this rating and he’s proved soft ground holds no fears in the past.

Still quite lightly raced on the flat for a seven-year old he can give a good account of himself here and there’d be no surprise to see him firmly in the mix to round off our Sunday Irish racing best bets.