Sunday Irish racing tips – Best bets for Punchestown on Sunday 15 November
The loss of Cork on Sunday leaves just one fixture taking place in Ireland and we give our best bets for Punchestown.
The recent inclement weather has robbed Sunday of its’ scheduled fixture at Cork leaving only Punchestown to fly the flag for racing in Ireland. However it is a cracking eight-race card featuring Grade One action with the Morgiana Hurdle as the feature race of the day.
We’ve looked through Sunday’s sole meeting in Ireland and pick out our racing tips and best bets for Punchestown with the first of eight races getting underway at 12.15pm.
SUNDAY IRISH RACING TIPS – BEST BETS FOR PUNCHESTOWN
12:05 Punchestown – Ryans Cleaning Handicap Chase (4yo+ 0-140) 2m6½f
A GREAT VIEW was highly tried on his last spell chasing, locking horns with the likes of Min, Yorkhill and Ballyoisin prior to getting his head in front at Down Royal although he failed to back up that victory in two subsequent outings and returned to the smaller obstacles.
Denis Cullen’s charge has been a little in and out but is capable of running well and he landed a Course and distance hurdle win back in April 2018, beating Ainsi De La Vie. Since that win he’s been lightly raced with just five starts since including a Cheltenham Festival outing where he finished in midfield in the Pertemps Final.
Now making his seasonal debut back over fences the Kayf Tara gelding looks very well handicapped off 121 back in this discipline and his last hurdles win came from 10lbs higher that this. He could be capable of exploiting his lesser rating in this sphere having run well fresh in the past and he can deliver a big run.
1:05 Punchestown – Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle (Listed Race) (4yo+) 2m2½f
BUILDMEUPBUTTERCUP has some useful form over hurdles already in the book, but Willie Mullins’ charge has found progress this term to win her last two starts at Killarney and Gowran Park respectively, latterly beating Rhythm Divine by a half-length.
Her jumping again wasn’t always entirely fluent, but the Sixties Icon mare won readily that day despite the narrow margin of victory and the pair had pulled clear of the remainder.
While that form however has taken a couple of knocks there is a suspicion that she might have more in the locker and she could continue her progress to win again and reel of a hat-trick of successes with race-fitness an advantage.
3:25 Punchestown – Guinness Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 0-140) 2m
CHARLIE SIRINGO doesn’t have many miles on the clock and he’s not been the most convincing over hurdles to date; however recent outings have suggested that Noel Meade’s charge could be winning before long and the Getaway gelding could be the answer here.
He’s placed on both starts since returning from lockdown, finishing third at Wexford in August and then chasing home Dreal Deal at Cork when last seen at the beginning of this month where he was beaten around five lengths.
That form took a boost when the third horse home won next time and he’s only been pushed up 1lb in the weights for that outing so may well be capable of exploiting the handicapper’s leniency to get off the mark with further progress anticipated given his lightly-raced profile.