Wednesday Gowran Park best bets – Tips for today’s Irish racing action
Wednesday Gowran Park best bets
Just one meeting takes place in Ireland on Wednesday as Irish racing resumes following a day off and we’ve picked out our Wednesday Gowran Park best bests.
Having taken a day off on Tuesday there is Irish racing action for punters to puzzle over on Wednesday as flat racing returns with a fixture at Gowran Park where seven races go to post on the level.
The card takes place in the afternoon, getting underway from 1.35pm and we’ve looked over the day’s action to pick out our Wednesday Gowran Park best bets and tips on the card.
WEDNESDAY GOWRAN PARK BEST BETS – TIPS FOR THE DAY’S IRISH RACING
1:35 Gowran Park – Irish EBF Supporting Irish Champions Weekend (C & G) Maiden (2yo) 7f
CORNMAN shaped with promise on debut to finish fourth at Roscommon last month and with that experience under his belt the Dark Angel gelding can improve to get off the mark at the second attempt.
Ger Lyons’ charge was beaten around three lengths, making late ground and keeping on well and shaping as if he’d be better for the run.
The third from that race has done no harm to the form and with improvement expected he can open his win account now at the second attempt for his in-form yard where he’s the choice of Colin Keane from the stable’s runners in the race.
2:35 Gowran Park – Play Golf At Gowran Park Fillies Claiming Race (3yo+) 1m
FLY GIRL had been running better than her bare form figures suggested when going close in first-time cheekpieces on her latest start, beaten two lengths behind Woodrow in a Leopardstown claimer and Jessica Harrington’s charge can go one better here.
A winner at that venue last August the The Gurkha filly almost took advantage of a drop in grade latest, finding less than looked likely late on and just holding the runner-up spot. However a return to one mile might suit and well-treated at these weights can turn in a big performance.
If she could repeat the run she turned in last time then she might prove a tough nut to crack on these terms and with a good draw to work from ought to be in the mix.
4:05 Gowran Park – Join The Gowran Park Racing Club Maiden (3yo+) 1m1½f
SAFARI QUEST has made the frame in three of his four starts this campaign, most recently beaten just over one length behind Optimistic Belief at Killarney in July and it may be worth chancing the Australia gelding to get off the mark now.
Ger Lyons’ charge had struggled in a competitive and valuable handicap at Down Royal the time before on his handicap debut, possibly failing to see out the longer trip and a return to this lesser test might show him in a better light.
A tongue-tie is applied now for the first time and he could improve for the headgear to make his presence felt.