Wednesday Irish racing tips – Limerick racing best bets
Limerick racing best bets on Wednesday 30 December
After a few days of top-class horse racing action at Leopardstown and Limerick we say goodbye to the former although the latter has one day of racing left for its’ Christmas Festival. We’ve picked out our Limerick racing best bets on Wednesday.
Following on from a top-class Christmas Festival meeting at Leopardstown over the past few days, ably supported by the Limerick Festival we remain at the latter venue for the final day of their feature meeting although the racing fare on offer is far removed from what has gone before.
A six-race card in Ireland awaits punters keen to get involved in the day’s Irish racing action although no big names will take to the track. Nevertheless we’ve picked out our Limerick racing best bets on Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY IRISH RACING TIPS – LIMERICK RACING BEST BETS
12:50 Limerick – “David Fitzgerald – Take It Easee” Maiden Hurdle (4yo) 2m
KALKAS finished third in a French hurdle contest for Francois Nicolle prior to joining Henry de Bromhead and the Kapgarde gelding turned in a fair first outing for his new handler at Navan earlier in the month, eventually finishing fifth behind Legacy Thor.
That run was his first in more than a year and it was likely needed to blow away any cobwebs and he could do better now with that outing under his belt.
It is possible also that the longer trip perhaps stretched him and with his run in France coming over a trip more like today’s he could be better served by the lesser yardage, while the form of that French run has seen the winner along with the fourth, fifth and sixth horses all register subsequent successes.
Open to improvement on the back of that reappearance he could be set for a big performance here and it would come as no surprise to see him do much better this time around.
2:30 Limerick – Roches Feeds Mares Maiden Hurdle (4yo+) 2m4f
ATLANTIC FAIRY has shaped with promise on both hurdles starts following her switch out of the point-to-point ranks where he had finished runner-up in a point at Dromahane prior to joining Henry de Bromhead.
The Jeremy mare returned from ten months off following that run to post a good third behind Ard Abhainn at Clonmel and then following another lengthy absence chased home Master Mcshee at Cork earlier this month where he was beaten eight lengths into second.
Those were decent efforts given the time between runs and the form of that latest run was boosted when the winner went in again at the Leopardstown Festival, while the sixth horse home also won here a few days ago so the form looks rock solid.
This longer trip ought to suit and can unlock further improvement so every chance she can progress on the back of that latest reappearance which will have sharpened her up.
3:00 Limerick – ConverMax Handicap Hurdle (3yo+ 80-102) 2m
MOONLIGHT GLORY showed more than had been the case previously when posting a career-best effort to strike over this course and distance in November and with that win under her belt the Fame And Glory more can progress further.
Eoin McCarthy’s charge had only hinted at ability prior to that breakthrough success where she scored by four lengths and a shade readily, the drop to the minimum trip and the testing ground both possible sources of improvement.
She has the same again here and Gavin Brouder again comes in for the ride with his useful 7lbs claim; she’s been pushed up 10lbs however which will demand another jolt of progress but this again isn’t a deep race and she can give another good account.
3:35 Limerick – Mr Binman Christmas Racing Festival Flat Race (4-7yo) 2m
GRADY HOLLOW found only the potentially smart Holymacapony too strong in a point-to-point at Kirklistown in February and the Beat Hollow gelding went one better when next seen returning from eight months off at Castletown where he ran out a six lengths’ winner although only two finished.
He’s since left Colin Bowe for Henry de Bromhead and he can make a winning switch to Rules in what could be a decent finale contest.
His top yard is always worth noting with runners in bumpers and he could be a decent prospect who should give a good account in this closing contest under top amateur Barry O’Neill.