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Sunday’s Irish racing tips – Best bets at Curragh and Tipperary

Two more cards are scheduled to go to post for Sunday’s Irish racing and there are fixtures at the Curragh and also Tipperary.

Our Irish racing tips were in good form on Saturday with a winning NAP and three out of four winning selections; we turn our attentions to Sunday’s cards where the Curragh race on the flat with Group Two action, while over the sticks there is a meeting at Tipperary.

A total of 15 races will head to post across both of the day’s cards and we give our tips for Sunday’s Irish racing where a trio of Group Two contests take place on Sunday’s premier racecard at the Curragh headed by the Sapphire Stakes.


2:35 Curragh – Manguard Plus Summer Fillies Handicap (Premier Handicap) (3yo+) 7f

FRENCH RAIN has been highly tried since making a winning debut at this venue last July and the Siyouni filly can get back on the winning trail now her attentions are switched to the handicap ranks.

Ger Lyons’ charge contested in Group Two and Listed company in subsequent outings last term following that win; but she made a promising return to action at Leopardstown last month in the Group Three Fillies’ Trial when crossing the line four lengths’ seventh behind Love Locket and she’ll be better for that outing.

That represents some fair form and she could be fairly weighted now she tries handicapping where an opening mark of 89 looks workable. Entitled to improve for her reappearance she can go close here.

4:15 Curragh – Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies & Mares) (3yo+) 1m1f

LEMISTA took another stride forward when impressively landing a Listed contest on her return to action at Gowran Park last month and Ger Lyons’ charge can continue her winning spree.

The Raven’s Pass filly has won her last three starts, also collecting the Group Three Park Express Stakes at Naas in March; but she ran out a cosy winner on her reappearance where she struck by two lengths over Come September, travelling well and keeping on strongly for the win.

That form is solid and with the promise of better still to come she can take the rise in class in her stride to make her presence felt to land her top yard another valuable prize.

Trainer Ger Lyons features in our Irish racing tips.

Ger Lyons can continue his good spell and the trainer accounts for two of Sunday’s Irish racing tips at the Curragh.

4:35 Tipperary – Bet 10euros Get 20euros With MansionBet Handicap Chase (4yo+) 2m4f

BAY HILL is still unexposed as a chaser having had just three starts in this sphere and Padraig Roche’s charge is taken to get back to winning ways.

The Verglas gelding has proven himself a very useful multipurpose performer, winning several times over hurdles and on the flat; while he also got off the mark over fences at the first time of asking at Wexford last June.

He won on the level at Thurles in October prior to facing a couple of tough tests over fences; but he should strip fitter now following a run back on the flat at the Curragh last month and now tackling handicaps over the larger obstacles his initial mark might leave him with some scope to improve in this discipline after just three attempts at chasing.

4:45 Curragh – evoke.ie Handicap (Premier Handicap) (3yo) 1m

It might be worth chancing SO SUAVE who returns to the handicap ranks having possibly found the Group Three Amethyst Stakes too much of a test when failing to beat a rival in that contest at the beginning of the month.

Johnny Murtagh’s charge had previously registered wins either side of a break at Dundalk and Gowran Park respectively, beating the useful Feminista on the latter occasion and he might benefit from the return to calmer waters where he could still be fairly handicapped off a current 92 rating.

Worth another chance for a yard that continues amongst the winners the Make Believe colt can make his presence felt here and no surprise to see him bounce back with an improved run here.