Wednesday Irish racing best bets – Tips for Downpatrick and Killarney

We give our Wednesday Irish racing best bets for the day’s racing action at Downpatrick and Killarney.

Three more meetings go to post across the UK on Wednesday but there is also a brace of Irish racing fixtures taking place with action on the flat at Killarney, while Downpatrick are racing over the sticks .

In all 14 races will go to post throughout the day in Ireland and we’re on the hunt for more winning selections with our Wednesday Irish racing best bets across both of the day’s fixtures.


1:00 Downpatrick – Toals Dial-A-Bet On 02890 321 721 Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m2f

ETINCELLE LIOTERIE is given another chance having turned in another solid performance on her second hurdles start at Kilbeggan earlier in the month.

Gordon Elliott’s charge had finished fourth on her hurdling debut at Limerick in June behind Dame De Ruban and she lost little caste in defeat when filling the same position upped in trip latest behind Tune the Cello.

She had travelled well for a long way on that occasion but she may have been stretched by the distance and a tired mistake two out cost her dearly. She was beaten around eight lengths, but the front quartet pulled well clear she could continue to improve for experience.

Significantly down in trip and with cheek-pieces now deployed she could be worth chancing to find further progress and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her involved in the finish.

2:00 Downpatrick – Randox Health Handicap Hurdle (4yo+ 80-102) 2m2f

KILMURRY has been showing improved form with his starts over hurdles and the steadily-progressive Getaway gelding can get off the mark here.

Niall Madden’s charge ran his best race to date when finding only one too good over this course and distance back in March, beaten less than two lengths behind Benefit North and pulling some ten lengths’ clear of the third and rest of the field.

That race has thrown up a couple of subsequent winners and a 3lbs rise in the weights could prove lenient given he might have further improvement still to come. A stronger pace here will help and there could more still to come from him if his lack of a run compared to most of his rivals doesn’t prove an inconvenience.

4:25 Killarney – Dawn Milk Run Race (3yo) 1m

KEATS showed promise as a juvenile but stepped up as a three-year old to strike on his seasonal debut at Gowran Park in June and Aidan O’Brien’s charge took another step forward despite meeting with defeat next time when upped in trip at the Curragh.

There the Galileo colt bumped into his useful stablemate Napa Valley, possibly just doing too much in front and run down late by the winner. The third has since run well in Listed company and he had the reopposing Frank Arthur behind when making his winning return so can confirm the form here despite that one winning next time.

The drop back to one mile looks a good move and with his yard in form he could get back on teh scoresheet here.

Aidan O’Brien can saddle a Killarney winner on Wednesday.

5:55 Killarney – Easyclean Handicap (4yo+ 45-65) 1m3f

It has been more than three years since AMLAD last got his head in front, but the Lope De Vega gelding hinted at a revival on his latest outing at Navan and could be worth chancing to build on that where he could take advantage of this basement mark.

Andrew McNamara’s charge scored his last win off a mark of 78 at Newmarket back in June 2017 when trained by Ed Dunlop; but he’s been largely disappointing since he joined this yard and up until his last run he’d yet to bother the places in ten attempts for his current handler.

However he was beaten less than one length when last seen, almost defying a slow start to snatch the win and a repeat of that effort back up in trip could suffice to see him going one better from just 2lbs higher in the weights.

Clearly well handicapped on the pick of his old form, he could be set to end his drought and if arriving in similar mood as when posting that latest outing then he could go one place better.