Sunday Irish racing tips – Best bets at Kilbeggan and Listowel
Irish racing best bets at Kilbeggan and Listowel
Two more meetings go to post in Ireland on Sunday and we’ve picked out our best bets at Kilbeggan and Listowel.
Another two meetings head to post on Sunday in Ireland with more action both over the sticks and on the flat with 16 races in all taking place over both fixtures.
The day’s jumps racing comes from the card at Kilbeggan, while Listowel hosts the afternoon flat racing action and we’ve picked out our Sunday Irish racing best bets at both meetings.
SUNDAY IRISH RACING TIPS – BEST BETS AT KILBEGGAN & LISTOWEL
1:50 Kilbeggan – Adare Manor Opportunity Maiden Hurdle (Div II) (4yo+) 2m2½f
COTTIE showed some fair form in bumpers when trained by Tom Taaffe last term, but now the Yeats mare goes hurdling for her first start for Henry De Bromhead she can get off the mark.
Twice a runner-up in bumpers at Galway and Clonmel she wasn’t disgraced on her final run in that sphere behind Flame Bearer who has won another bumper since.
There could be improvement to come now she goes over timber for her top yard and with Michael O’Connor claiming a handy 4lbs she can deliver a big run which could see her open her account at the first attempt over hurdles.
2:10 Listowel – Return Of The Revival Festival Handicap (3yo 50-85) 7f
This looks a competitive contest and WINDSOR PASS is taken to get off the mark at the fifth attempt having shaped well on her reappearance at Limerick in April.
Jessica Harrrington’s charge finished a good third there having seemingly appreciated the better ground in finishing just over two lengths behind the winner Flagged although the step up to one mile possibly just stretched her stamina.
The Lope De Vega filly drops back to seven furlongs here which could be a good move and while she tackes a softer surface again here she could make a winning breakthrough now she tries handicapping from a mark that may prove workable.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a big run from her here with improvement anticipated and she can make her presence felt.
2:25 Kilbeggan – Follow Kilbeggan On Instagram Mares Hurdle (4yo+) 2m2½f
THE GETAWAY STAR was twice a winner in bumpers back in 2019 and also made the frame in a Listed bumper at Market Rasen before going over hurdles last term where she ran well in defeat including behind the likes of Royal Kahala and Black Tears.
Declan Queally’s Getaway mare got off the mark over hurdles when making a successful return from a break at Limerick last month, beating Annes A Rebel by six lengths where she made all and won easily.
This is likely to demand a bit more and there’s a chance the run might just come too soon ten days on; but her earlier form stacks up well and she should continue to run well where she can register another victory here.
3:00 Kilbeggan – Axa Smart Farm Insurance Midlands National Day Friday 9th July Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-102) 2m
GENERAL MORIVIERE is lightly raced over hurdles but looks a progressive sort who could have more to offer and JP Broderick’s charge can get off the mark following a very creditable runner-up effort at Kilbeggan last month.
The Konig Turf gelding stepped up on previous efforts to find only Dollar Value too strong, responding to the application of a first-time hood and he might have finished closer had he not been hampered by a faller at the last.
It is debatable whether he’d have won but the mishap certainly didn’t help and he could go one better here from just 2lbs higher which seems fair all things considered. A repeat of that latest effort could be good enough with the form since being boosted by the third horse home.
3:55 Listowel – Listowel Tidy Towns Handicap (Div I) (4yo+ 45-65) 1m
MUSALSAL hasn’t won for a while with his last coming at Gowran Park last July, but the Shamardal gelding could end his losing streak here having been running consistently in defeat and making the frame in all but one of his last six outings.
Richard O’brien’s charge most recently finished third over seven furlongs at Roscommon, but his last win came over nine furlongs so the return to one mile here is of no issue and this mark of 60 is 2lbs below his last winning run so he should remain competitive again under his 5lbs claimer.
Like most of his rivals winning hasn’t come easily in recent starts but he can make his presence felt again here in a competitive handicap and he ought to be in the mix.