Tuesday Irish racing best bets – Tips for Bellewstown and Cork

Irish racing tips. Bellewstown best bets on Tuesday 24 August.Irish racing tips. Bellewstown best bets on Tuesday 24 August.

Tuesday’s racing action in Ireland sees two fixtures heading to post and we give our Tuesday Irish racing best bets for Bellewstown and Cork.

While a trio of fixtures head to post in the UK there are also two meetings taking place in Ireland with afternoon action on the level at Cork; while over the sticks there is a twilight fixture at Bellewstown.

Across both Irish racing cards 14 races will unfold and we give our Irish racing best bets for both fixtures as we bid to find more winners. Check out our tips for the best of the Tuesday Irish action below.


3:15 Cork – Mallow Handicap (3yo+) 5f

BOUGHTINTHEDARK struck twice following lockdown, registering quick wins at Navan in June which included in soft ground and she ran better than the bare result when finishing fifth under a penalty at Naas in her hat-trick attempt.

Denis Hogan’s charge has bounced back from that run with a brace of runner-up efforts at the Curragh and the Dandy Man filly can get back on track in what looks a decent opportunity with this race lacking some depth.

She has been beaten only a half-length in each of those runner-up efforts, latterly behind Nordic Passage who has since placed in a valuable contest. A repeat of that effort from the same mark might prove good enough to see him back on the score-sheet with conditions here unlikely to present an issue and she could still have scope for better so is taken to win this prize.

3:50 Cork – Thank You To All The Frontline Workers Handicap (3yo 45-70) 1m2f

SLIEVE BEARNAGH handles the forecast ground well having finished just over one length third in similar conditions at Gowran Park last month and Mick Halford’s charge can get back to winning ways here.

The Zoffany gelding opened his win account on his return from seven months off the track at Roscommon in June, beating Golden Days by a neck and his last outing saw him denied only by Next In Line back at Gowran Park over this trip where he was denied by little over one length.

That winner has gone in again since and still a lightly raced sort might may have more to offer despite a 4lbs rise in the weights. With the majority of his rivals out of form he looks the most solid option to come out on top here and he can strike under Ronan Whelan.

Mick Halford can saddle a winner on the card at Cork on Tuesday.

5:10 Bellewstown – Byrne Marquees Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-109) 2m4f

YAMATO could have a bigger performance over hurdles in him and the Big Bad Bob gelding is chanced to deliver here.

John McConnell’s charge was last seen in this sphere finishing seventh behind Mindsmadeup at Kilbeggan although he may not have stayed that longer trip and is perhaps better judged on an earlier runner-up effort at Bellewstown last September before he embarked on a spell on the all-weather and flat on turf.

On that occasion he was beaten only two lengths behind Bective Cave over 2m 2f and this slightly longer trip over hurdles should be within his range. His latest run saw him beaten three lengths on the flat at Ballinrobe, but he had earlier finished a close fourth at this venue behind April’s Joy on the flat.

He could be worth chancing then to find some improvement back over timber and this trip ought to suit so no surprise if he goes well and he can get off the mark.

5:40 Bellewstown – Bluegrass Horse Feeds Mullacurry Cup Handicap Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f

HUMM BABY is no stranger to the winners’ circle, twice visiting last term when successful at Tipperary and Kilbeggan, the latter over fences, and the Mahler mare shaped well on her reappearance over a trip short of her best at Cork last month where she eventually finished third behind Act Of God.

Michael Hourigan’s charge was beaten seven lengths on that occasion but possibly just needed the outing and she has seen the form done no harm by the runner-up posting another silver medal finish on his next start.

She’s only been raised 1lb in the weights for that run and she should be sharper for the outing so while she probably needs a shade more on balance of her form it would nevertheless be no surprise if she takes a forward step here returning to a more suitable distance.