Sunday’s racing tips – 5/2 NAP looks Well Set to scoop Listed prize at Limerick
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2:50pm Limerick PricewaterhouseCoopers Irish EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hurdle (Listed Race) 2m6½f
Black Tears leads the way in the betting here, despite failing to live up to the promise shown during her early career. Since finishing fourth in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, Gordon Elliott’s filly has failed to land a blow in three races since and is yet to truly challenge for a victory in any race over two miles.
Western Victory has been in cracking form since returning and Sean Flanagan’s mount should still be competitive under a penalty. However, when she clashed with WELL SET UP (NAP) in a Grade Three over course-and-distance last spring, she finished 17 lengths adrift of Mark Fahey’s mare and she’s been overlooked in the early betting.
Well Set Up suffered a set-back soon after a destructive debut victory in a bumper at the start of 2018. Fahey’s mare then didn’t appear until a Listed Flat Race at Navan in December, where she was well beaten behind Envoi Allen and Midnight Run. Following a decent run to finish fourth on her maiden hurdle outing, Well Set Up came here to Limerick as a 10/1 outsider, only to push Willie Mullins’ Robin De Carlow all the way to the line.
Fahey’s six-year-old shook off her maiden tag at the first time of asking this term, pulling clear in the closing stages to claim a comfortable victory over a two mile trip which is clearly on the short side. The ground was heavy when Well Set Up came up just a nose short in that Grade Three over course-and-distance in March, so there should be no question marks about her staying ability and Ricky Doyle’s mount should deal with the softening ground just fine.