Thurles tips on Thursday 5 November – Today’s Irish racing best bets and tips
Thursday’s sole horse racing fixture in Ireland comes from Thurles over the sticks and we’ve looked over the day’s racing action where we pick out our Thurles tips on Thursday over the sticks.
As with previous days there is only one meeting going to post on Thursday where the day’s racing action comes over the sticks with a seven race card at Thurles. We’ve taken a look through the day’s racecard in Ireland and pick out our Thurles tips on Thursday for the day’s jumps racing action.
THURLES TIPS ON THURSDAY 5 NOVEMBER – TODAY’S IRISH RACING BEST BETS & TIPS
12:47 Thurles – Littleton Handicap Chase (4yo+) 2m2f
STEER CLEER produced a career-best effort over fences when last seen beating Whatsinthecorner over this course and distance and the Flemensfirth gelding is taken to follow up.
Padraig Roche’s charge had previously posted a number of decent efforts in defeat but he appeared to win a shade readily latest and he can defy a 6lbs rise in the weights for that success to strike again where he ought to be sharper now with that outing under his belt given he hadn’t raced for around eight months prior to that last win.
1:52 Thurles – Two-Mile Borris Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m
WAIT HERE ended a losing streak stretching back almost three years when successful at Punchestown in October and the Presenting gelding might be worth chancing to follow up.
Austin Leahy’s charge appeared to be suited by the emphasis on stamina on that latest occasion which was run at a decent pace, staying on well to get up late on and a 5lbs rise in the weights might prove workable.
Now he has got his head back in front it might open the floodgates for better to come and he can give another good account despite having been raised in the weights.
2:22 Thurles – Ballagh Mares Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f
DINARD ROSE posted a good time figure when posting a much better effort in finishing third at Limerick last month and Noel Meade’s charge could back up that outing here with a return to the winner’s enclosure.
The Champs Elysees filly struck at Gowran Park last November but has been largely disappointing since over hurdles and on the flat; but her latest run was a step back in the right direction and the cheekpieces she wore on that occasion for the first time might have helped focus her.
Turned out only 1lb higher in the ratings a repeat of that last run ought to see her involved again and with her yard in decent fettle she can give a good account.
2:57 Thurles – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) 2m7f
FLASH DE TOUZAINE posted a much improved effort latest when faced with hurdles for the first time, finding only one too good on his hurdling debut at Tramore last month and Elizabeth Doyle’s charge is taken to go one better here.
The Kapgarde gelding is back with this yard following a short stint with Paul Nicholls, but he cut little ice in bumpers for the Ditcheat handler prior to returning to his current stable. Following a couple of runs in bumpers he got off the mark with a defeat of Wearapinkribbon latest and now he’s got his head in front he can progress.
He looked an improved sort having tackled obstacles last time and the form doesn’t look too bad with the fourth since bettering his finishing position when last seen finishing runner-up at Wexford. A repeat of that effort ought to be good enough to win a moderate contest and no surprise to see him involved at the finish here under Sean Flanagan.