Sunday Irish racing best bets – Tips for Killarney and Tipperary

We look over Sunday’s pair of horse racing fixtures in Ireland where racing goes to post at Tipperary and Killarney. Check out our Sunday Irish racing best bets at both meetings.

Only two meetings go to post in Ireland on Sunday with the bulk of the attention trained on Longchamp and day two of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Festival.

Despite that showpiece, Tipperary are racing over the sticks with a card that features a trio of Grade Three contests; while on the flat there is a fixture going to post at Killarney.

We’ve looked over both of the day’s fixtures and pick out our Sunday Irish racing best bets at both meetings.


2:08 Tipperary – Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel Adare Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m

ARDAMIR has won two of his four outings this term, latterly scoring by a half-length over Morga at Ballinrobe in August and Gordon Elliott’s charge can follow up.

Runner-up on heavy ground on his first start for this yard having left Laura Mongan, the Deportivo gelding also won at Bellewstown on his seasonal bow and he won a shade more comfortably latest than the half-length winning margin might suggest.

Davy Russell takes over in the saddle and while a 5lbs rise in the weights demands more he should continue to make his presence felt in a race full of exposed sorts.

2:25 Killarney – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (3yo+) 1m

SIMPLY A BREEZE has shown some fair form in her six career starts to date, twice finishing third in outings at Cork and the Curragh prior to tackling a pair of Group Three contests in her most recent runs.

The Casamento filly finished fourth behind Thundering Nights in the Snow Fairy Stakes which looks very solid form and her latest run at Gowran Park is forgiven as she missed the break and wasn’t best placed in the race.

She plugged on well without threatening but can prove better than she showed back down in class where she can get off the mark.

Sunday Irish racing best bets. Mark Walsh can get amongst the winners at Tipperary.

4:08 Tipperary – Tipperary Handicap Chase (4yo+) 2m1f

WEIHNACHTS is the pick of Mark Walsh from the three JP McManus-owned runners in this race and the Beat Hollow gelding can go one better than his latest runner-up effort at Galway last month.

Philip Rothwell’s charge was making his return from six months off the track and although he was no match for the easy winner he should come on for that outing.

The form has been boosted with the third winning next time out while one of today’s rivals was further back in that Galway return and has also won since. He can contest here from the same mark and no surprise if he were to strike.

4:25 Killarney – Ring Of Kerry Handicap (3yo+ 50-80) 1m3f

ADVANCED VIRGO rounded off his time with George Scott with a pair of wins at Windsor and Ffos Las prior to joining Charles Byrnes where the Holy Roman Emperor gelding showed up well with a win at Navan last September.

Third on his final start in that sphere in January he returned to the level to post a very good second behind Pak Army at Limerick and he ought to strip fitter for that first run in eight months so could well build on the outing to go one better this time having only been raised 3lbs.