Tuesday Irish racing tips – Get our Punchestown best bets
We look over the day’s Irish racing action and give our Punchestown best bets on Tuesday.
While four meetings head to post across the UK on Tuesday there is only meeting taking place in Ireland on Tuesday afternoon where there is a jumps racing fixture at Punchestown.
A seven-race cards awaits punters with a kick-off time of 12.30pm and the card features some competitive maiden and handicap racing action; we’ve looked through the seven-race card to pick out our Punchestown best bets and tips on Tuesday as we try to find a few winners.
TUESDAY IRISH RACING TIPS – PUNCHESTOWN BEST BETS
1:00 Punchestown – Ballymore Group Rated Novice Chase (4yo+) 2m3½f
It might prove significant that Rachael Blackmore prefers ROYAL THIEF of the Henry de Bromhead-trained pair in this race and the Fame And Glory gelding can follow up his recent success.
A decent hurdler last term with two wins from five starts, he also contested at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished in midfield in the Pertemps Final and he made a successful transition to chasing on his reappearance from seven months off the track with a defeat of Battle Of Midway at Kilbeggan.
He’s likely to come on for that return to action which will have sharpened him up and the reapplication of cheekpieces could help him find more in what looks a pretty decent contest.
2:30 Punchestown – Hub At Ballymore Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m½f
Debutante Blue Lord will be popular for the Mullins/Townend combination but it might pay to side with JULIES STOWAWAY who offered plenty of encouragement last term in bumpers where he won at Navan prior to contesting the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished seventh to Ferny Hollow.
Mags Mullins’ charge shaped well on his first start over obstacles at Galway last month, finishing around three lengths’ third to Mighty Tom although he may just have needed the run behind a couple of race-fit rivals.
That form has been boosted by the runner-up scoring since and likely to progress on the back of that outing he can get off the mark over hurdles at the second attempt where he sets a very decent standard on his bumper form and his experience of hurdling ought to stand him in good stead.
3:00 Punchestown – Connolly’s RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m5½f
COOLBAWN LAD took a forward step over hurdles following almost eleven months off, finishing a good third at Clonmel earlier in the month and the Imperial Monarch gelding could be worth siding with to get off the mark.
One of two in the field for trainer Noel Meade, he is the choice of Sean Flanagan for this contest and he might have finished closer last time but for a last-flight mistake which robbed him of some momentum although he kept on well and the front trio were clear of the rest.
Now fitted with a tongue-tie for the first time there could be more to come from him and the headgear might help him find a chunk of improvement so he is taken to get off the mark now.