Tuesday Irish racing best bets – Racing tips for Sligo and Limerick
Irish racing best bets and tips 18 May
Two meetings go to post in Ireland on Tuesday over the sticks and on the level; we’ve looked over both of the day’s fixtures to pick out our Irish racing best bets.
There are two meetings taking place in Ireland on Tuesday with racing action both over the sticks and on the flat.
Jumps racing comes from Limerick with a twilight fixture whilst earlier in the day there is flat racing action on the level with Sligo going to post for their latest fixture and 15 races will unfold across both of the day’s Irish racing action.
We’ve looked over both of the day’s racecards in Ireland where we’ve picked out our Tuesday Irish racing best bets.
TUESDAY IRISH RACING BEST BETS – RACING TIPS FOR SLIGO & LIMERICK
2:35 Sligo – Pick Up A BoyleXtra Card In Every BoyleSports Shop Maiden (3yo+) 6f
EVEN FLOW showed race-by-race improvement last term in her three starts, bettering his finishing position each time and twice making the frame; the Fast Company filly might have needed her reappearance at Gowran Park last month and she can do better here with that run under her belt.
Bill McCreery’s charge finished sixth behind Create Belief, racing freely early and finding little once headed. But she’ll be sharper now and this drop back to sprinting will hold no fears given the speed she has shown in her races and she made the frame over this trip at Navan last term.
She can improve for her recent return and every chance she can get off the mark here.
3:10 Sligo – Welcome Back BoyleSports Shop Customers Handicap (3yo 45-65) 6f
LORD DUDLEY has found some improvement for the switch to handicapping following a move to this yard, twice making the frame from three starts which includes a last-time win at Roscommon over a longer trip.
Kieran Cotter’s charge struck by a half-length on that occasion, beating Cisco Disco by a half-length having helped force a decent pace throughout and holding on well late.
The Pride Of Dubai gelding has been pushed up 6lbs for that win but he is capable of better and dropping back to six furlongs will be of no consequence so another big run is expected from the unexposed three-year old who takes on mostly more exposed rivals here.
6:15 Limerick – Athlacca Handicap Chase (Div II) (4yo+ 0-95) 2m3½f
BORO MELODY was only a fair sort over hurdles but having won in the point-to-point sphere late last year the Mahler gelding has shown some ability as a chaser and could be worth chancing to shed his maiden tag under Rules.
Two starts over fences for Eoin McDonagh saw him arguably need his first run at Kilbeggan before posting a much improved fourth to Fly De Megaudais at Downpatrick latest and if he can build further on that experience he can do even better here.
This is by no means a strong race and he’s been eased 1lb by the handicapper and he can go well here for all he might ideally want a shade further than this given his point-to-point background.
7:15 Limerick – Adare Handicap Chase (Div I) (4yo+ 0-102) 2m6½f
GOULANE JESSIE took advantage of a relatively weak contest back over hurdles to post a confidence-boosting win at Cork earlier in the month and if Seamus Spillane’s charge can take that form back over the larger obstacles then she can strike another win here.
The Well Chosen mare hadn’t won since scoring over hurdles in December 2019 with that latest win and she’s yet to strike over the larger obstacles although she has placed numerous times between the flags and under Rules so has the ability to do so.
She ran out a three lengths’ winner latest over Ask David and she returns to chasing from 2lbs lower than when finishing seventh over the larger obstacles at Tramore in April so she could make good use of this lesser rating if carrying on the good work in what looks a fairly weak affair.