Wednesday Gowran Park tips – Best bets for the day’s Irish flat racing fixture
Irish horse racing tips on Wednesday 7 April
Just one meeting goes to post in Ireland on Wednesday with action on the flat. We’ve picked out our Wednesday Gowran Park tips as we look over the day’s Irish racing.
There is only one meeting taking place in Ireland on Wednesday with a seven-race card on the flat in Ireland. Top trainer Aidan O’Brien is well-represented with a few live chances of a winner and we’ve looked over the day’s racing to pick out our best bets and tips for the card at Gowran Park on the flat.
WEDNESDAY GOWRAN PARK TIPS – BEST BETS FOR THE DAY’S IRISH RACING ACTION
4:30 Gowran Park – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap (3yo+) 7f
ELIZABETHAN progressed with each start last term, getting off the mark at the fourth attempt when successful at Naas in October and Aidan O’Brien’s charge can make a winning return to action.
The War Front filly ran out a ready winner on that occasion, scoring by just over one length by Elanora and the third in that contest has won twice since including the valuable Tally Ho Handicap at Naas so the form looks solid.
This step up to seven furlongs could unlock further improvement in the Ballydoyle runner and the well-related sort holds an entry for the Irish 1000 Guineas so she’s likely capable of better. She can resume winning ways on her reappearance where she switches to handicapping from a potentially lenient rating.
5:00 Gowran Park – Download The Boylesports App Handicap (4yo+ 45-70) 7f
PRETTY REBEL wasn’t disgraced in finishing fifth on her reappearance at the Curragh last march where she was beaten just over three lengths and Gerard O’Leary’s charge can build on that effort to get back on the winning trail.
The Gutaifan filly had won at the Curragh in October over this trip when beating Fall For A Kiss by a half-length and possibly found the trip too short next time when tried back at six furlongs.
Her reappearance came at a mile and possibly just stretched her stamina late so the drop back to seven here rates a plus and the form of the race from that return looks fair with the winner since running well in a better race at Cork and the fourth subsequently finding only one too good.
Off the same mark she can get involved with this slightly lesser test of stamina sure to suit and well-drawn ought to go close.
6:00 Gowran Park – GowranPark.ie Fillies Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (3yo) 1m1½f
FRILL offered plenty to work on when finishing fifth of 16 on her debut at the Curragh back in November and Aidan O’Brien’s charge can put that experience to good use and make a winning reappearance here.
The Galileo filly could find only the one pace on that occasion when asked for effort but she looked in need of the outing and it will surely have taught her plenty. The run also came over shorter than this trip so she ought to benefit from the stiffer test on her reappearance and she could have plenty of progress to come this term.
While the form of that debut has suffered a couple of knocks she boasts the sort of pedigreee that is expected to show significant progress and doesn’t look the strongest of races to make her return to action.
With the step up in trip sure to suit she can get off the mark at the second attempt and make a winning return with the promise of better to come from the Irish Oaks entrant.
7:00 Gowran Park – Thanks To All Our Sponsors Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 1m1½f
A dual-winner for Mick Channon earlier in her career PATCHOULI has been somewhat patchy with her form for both Henry De Bromhead and Denis Hogan; but the Sixties Icon mare showed better form latest when equipped with first-time blinkers to find only a couple too good at Cork on her reappearance four days ago and if she can build on that return then she ought to go close.
She was only beaten two lengths on that occasion behind Strategic Fortune, keeping on well and finishing just over one length ahead of the fourth but no match for the winner. She was only a half-length behind the runner-up however and she could improve for that return with the step up in trip no issue.
It is interesting that cheekpieces return over blinkers but the change could keep the Sixties Icon mare sharp and racing off the same mark as her reappearance she looks to hold solid claims with jockey Joey Sheridan able to take 5lbs off her back.