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Sunday Irish racing tips – Best bets at Cork and Naas

Two meetings go to post in Ireland on Sunday and while the fare on offer might not be up to Saturday’s high standards, there is still some competitive action. We pick out our Sunday Irish racing tips and best bets for both cards.

Irish horse racing fans can look forward to two meetings going to post on Sunday where it is Cork National Day at Cork which also features Graded action on the card; meanwhile Naas’ fixture on the level boasts Group Three and Listed races on their Sunday fixture.

We’ve looked over both of the day’s cards to pick our Sunday Irish racing tips and best bets.


1:30 Naas – Glencairn Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) 1m

LAUGHIFUWANT has been in good terms with himself since his reappearance run at Galway, scoring next time out at the Curragh and finishing runner-up in each of his last two outings.

Those have come in soft and heavy ground, latterly finding only Surrounding too good by a half-length and a repeat of that run may be good enough stepping back up to one mile.

The deeper ground here will be in his favour and the Irish Cambridgeshire winner ought to go close from a favourable draw.

2:00 Naas – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Athasi Stakes (Group 3) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 7f

William Haggas’ WITH THANKS is an interesting raider for this Irish Group Three prize and the Camacho filly can make the trip worthwhile.

The lightly-raced sort is unexposed after just four starts which have yielded two wins and two runner-up efforts which include in Listed company latest when just denied by a half-length by the thriving Onassis who has since run well in a Group One.

There’s likely better to come from her given she’s low mileage compared to this field of rivals and with the underfoot conditions no problem she is expected to mount a bold bid for her top trainer.

Sunday Irish racing best bets. William Haggas can win Sunday's feature at Naas.

Sunday Irish racing best bets. William Haggas can win Sunday’s feature at Naas.

2:15 Cork – Paddy’s Rewards Club EBF Novice Hurdle (Listed Race) (4yo+) 3m

This looks a decent contest and YOUNG TED can continue his progression having struck when last seen out at Punchestown, scoring easily and there might be better to come from the Fame And Glory gelding.

Noel Meade’s charge has run well on a number of occasions previously and he’s yet to finish out of the first four over timber having won a Thurles bumper in deep ground; he finally got off the mark when beating Gibberwell by eleven lengths on his reappearance from seven months off and he can progress for that outing.

That runner-up has won since he should give a good account once more for all this is a step up in class.

3:20 Cork – Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade B) (4yo+ 0-150) 3m4f

The feature race of the day could go the way of THE CADDY ROSE who has been in good fettle over fences this term, winning at Kilbeggan on her return from five months off and bouncing back from a lesser run over hurdles to make the frame on both subsequent outings back over fences.

The latest of those came when just denied by one length behind Shanroe Al C at Gowran Park and the Presenting mare might be capable of going one better here.

She does have to prove she can handle this softer ground which isn’t sure to suit given her two chase wins to date have come on better conditions; while her stamina needs to be taken on trust over this longer trip although she didn’t appear to have reached the end of her tether when last seen and so could be worth chancing.