Tote Tipster - Horse Racing Tips For The Weekend

Horse Racing Tips for Today's Racing at Dundalk.

Nap of the day – Marise (8.30)

5.30 – Kiss The Stars - Bet & Watch At Handicap

Kiss The Stars won well last time and might just follow up. She came with a late rattle to beat Primo Uomo in pretty convincing fashion and also had both Almadaa and Your Pal Tal behind him this day last week. Split The Atom is in great form but drops in trip after a narrow success here a fortnight ago. Strategic Force is another dropping down in distance but might not pose the same threat as top-weight Geological who ran well on his Dundalk debut in December and again when behind Primo Uomo last time.
Exacta – 8-2
Trifecta – 8-2-1

6.00 – Mr Right - Handicap
Mr Right is the pick as he goes up in trip. He finished second to the well-fancied Little Sweetheart over the minimum distance here last month and had a number of these behind him on that occasion. That was his first start since September and he might just improve. Captain Midnight went close behind Tribal Path over seven furlongs last Friday and he looks a big danger to the selection. He holds both National Service and Full Shilling on an earlier run here. Times In Anatefka has a little to find with the selection on their run here last time but he has the form to reach the frame. 
Exacta – 2-1
Trifecta – 2-1-3

6.30 – Chewy Round Town - Big Bad Bob Maiden (Division 1)
Chewy Round Town was no match for odds-on favourite Roman Impero here a month ago but might be up to taking this. He was a clear second on that occasion and can now win from Love In The Sun who wasn’t beaten all that far when fifth to another odds-on shot, Embiyra, over the course and distance in October. Birthplace was beaten a fair way when behind Ebadan but might improve to snatch third place.
Exacta – 4-11
Trifecta – 4-11-2

7.00 – Full Court Press - Big Bad Bob Maiden (Division 2)

Full Court Press should run a big race. He didn’t get the clearest of runs when sixth of ten behind last-gasp winner More Than Munny over six furlongs here two weeks ago but there was some merit in that effort and the step up in distance might just be in his favour. The Mouse Doctor ran well behind Ebadan and he drops in trip for this. A good run from Birthplace in the preceding contest would be a pointer to his chances and he might be a bigger danger than Zilbiyr who runs for the first time since October.
Exacta – 1-3
Trifecta – 1-3-6

7.30 – Zig Zag - Money Back 2nd At Handicap

Zig Zag was possibly a little unfortunate not to win here in November and can make amends. He just lost out to Dodgybingo that night but didn’t get the best of runs and had to be switched inside the final furlong. Spruce Meadows had Drillmaster behind him when scoring over seven furlongs here two weeks ago and both are sure to be competitive again.
Exacta – 4-2
Trifecta – 4-2-6

8.00 – Skerray Rules - Download Titanbet Sports App Rated Race

Skerray Rules finished well to win here last time and might score again as he goes up in trip. He beat Ciankyle to win over a mile that day and this step up in distance is likely to suit. Shukhov has won over this distance on four previous occasions and was a clear-cut winner here a month ago. He is a huge danger and another with a leading chance must be Alnahar who is up 11lbs for his runaway success last week.
Exacta – 14-9
Trifecta – 14-9-11

8.30 – Marise - Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap

Marise lost little in defeat here three weeks ago but can get back to winning ways as she goes up in trip again. She ran second to Hat Alnasar over a mile when last seen but she was a winner over this distance in October and looks a solid wager. Political Policy is a remarkable servant and an outstanding course specialist and he beat Brosnan to win over this distance in December. He won over 12 furlongs here early last month and will be a popular choice as will Song Of Love who also finished in front of Brosnan when third to the gambled-on Poitin three weeks ago.
Exacta – 4-2
Trifecta – 4-2-5

9.00 – Moving On Up - Handicap
Moving On Up went close here last week and might be the one. She was running for the first time since June when second to Cape Explorer and will possibly improve. Her biggest danger could be Cristy’s Call who also finished second last time when chasing home Meadow Cross while Scenic Star showed good form on the Flat last year and is another that could go well. Brokopondo and Temasek Star both finished down the field last time but are better judged on earlier efforts.
Exacta – 1-2
Trifecta – 1-2-5

Horse Racing Tips for Saturday in Leopardstown

Nap of the day – Valseur Lido (3.40)

12.55 – Ivanovich Gorbatov - Grade 1 Gain Spring Juvenile Hurdle – Win
Ivanovich Gorbatov created a very favourable impression when beating today’s rivals Let’s Dance and Lagostovegas to win at Christmas and it will come as a surprise if he can't follow up. He looked to have plenty in hand when winning by two and a quarter lengths that day and he can strengthen his position at the head of the ante-post betting for the Triumph Hurdle with a good display here. Lagostovegas has gone on to win since but probably boasting better form is Jer’s Girl who was runner-up to Apple’s Jade here last time. Footpad was a facile winner last time but this will be more of a test.
Exacta – 4-8
Trifecta – 4-8-6

1.25 – Elusive Ivy - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle – Each/Way
Elusive Ivy is in good form and might record another success in what is a very open race. She built on a good run over the course at Christmas when winning at Punchestown last time. She should hold Leaders Questions, All Summer Long and The Living Beauty on that run and looks to have a leading chance. Another recent winner is Pride Of The Braid who got up on the line to win here last month. The form of that race took a knock at Clonmel on Thursday but she does look to hold Barnahash Rose on that effort.
Exacta – 3-2
Trifecta – 3-2-10

1.55 – Tombstone - Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle – Win
Tombstone is back up in trip and looks the one. He was a little unlucky to only finish second to Long Dog in a Grade 1 here at Christmas but he was just ahead of Petit Mouchoir and Bleu Et Rouge that day and it is arguably the best form on offer. Bellshill is on a winning run and was a good winner of a Grade 1 at Naas in early January. However, this looks a tougher race and it might be worth taking him on. Coney Island had little difficulty in winning his maiden hurdle here on St Stephen’s Day but this represents a huge step up in class and he might struggle.
Exacta – 2-1
Trifecta – 2-1-5

2.30 – Pont Alexandre - Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase – Win
Pont Alexandre returned from a lengthy absence to win in very good style at Punchestown in early December and might be back in the winners’ enclosure after this. He went on to run second to his stable companion Roi Des Francs over three miles at Naas last month and it is interesting that he drops back in trip for this. Outlander goes back up in distance after his latest success over Avant Tout at Limerick at Christmas and he could be a bigger threat to the selection than Zabana who was a good winner from Blair Perrone here in December. Monksland was a little disappointing behind No More Heroes at Christmas but had earlier run well behind that same rival in the Drinmore at Fairyhouse and was a good winner from Roi Des Francs at Gowran Park in November.
Exacta – 5-4
Trifecta – 5-4-6

3.05 – Joshua Lane - 1888 Restaurant Handicap Hurdle – Win

Joshua Lane ran well on his first start in a handicap hurdle at Naas last month and might improve to win this. He finished fourth behind Go Paddy Go on that occasion and while he needs to brush up on his jumping, he could go well in an open race. In the same colours, Blazer is of interest as he runs in his first hurdle race in Ireland. He made an eye-catching debut over fences at Punchestown in early November but never got in a blow behind Zabana here at Christmas. All You Need won over fences at Naas last time and is another interesting contender as is My Painter who was the winner of a maiden hurdle at Musselburgh early last month.
Exacta – 10-6
Trifecta – 10-6-5

3.40 – Valseur Lido - Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup – Win
Valseur Lido comes here on the back of a fall in the King George VI at Kempton Park but must have a chance on the best of his earlier form. He was out of contention when coming down at the final fence that day but can't be far away if reproducing the run that saw him finish second Djakadam in the Grade 1 John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. He beat Wounded Warrior to win at the Punchestown Festival last April and might be a value bet to account for long-time favourite Road To Riches who was the winner of the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase when last seen in November. Carlingford Lough beat Foxrock to win this last year but was a disappointing behind Don Poli here last time. Foxrock ran a cracker to finish third in that race and rates as a much bigger threat to the selection this time around.
Exacta – 9-7
Trifecta – 9-7-4

4.15 – On The Fringe - Leopardstown Inn Hunters Chase – Win
On The Fringe was one of the stars of last season and will be hard to beat on his return. He was a winner at the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown festivals last season and looks to stand head and shoulders above these. Two Rockets justified his short price when winning from the well regarded Carrigeen Acebo at Thurles last month and might be second best ahead of It Came To Pass who was a wide margin winner at Limerick at Christmas.
Exacta – 7-9
Trifecta – 7-9-5

4.45 – Some Neck - Leopardstown Club Membership INH Flat Race – Win
Some Neck made a pleasing debut over the course and distance in December and will be all the rage to win this time. He chased home the smart Gurteen that day and the winner did his bit for the form when going on to score over hurdles at Navan next time. Polymath ran third on his debut at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day but the form of that race is not working out too well and Sunni May, fourth to subsequent winner Lucky Pass at Fairyhouse in November should be a bigger danger. Avellino and Any Drama finished second and third that and both have gone on to win since.
Exacta – 8-9
Trifecta – 8-9-7

Horse Racing Tips for Naas on Sunday

An interesting card with the feature event being the BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat Mares Steeplechase (Listed) at 2.20pm and the action on a seven race programme commences at 1.50pm.

1.50 - Babbling Stream  - Paddy Power Cheltenham Trial 21st February Maiden Hurdle – Win

An open looking maiden hurdle and perhaps Babbling Stream will be good enough to make a winning debut over hurdles. He was a fair performer in bumper races and last time was a fair third to the promising Death Duty and Our Duke in a graded race at Navan. Good Tradition is a very interesting hurdling newcomer and this useful Flat performer raced at a pretty high level and was rated over 100 which suggests he only has to jump adequately to be a big player. King Of Aragon has run quite well on his two hurdle starts but gives the impression that he will need drier ground to be seen to better effect while Unyielding and the ex-French trained All Souls are two other jumping newcomers that are well worth a check in the betting market.

Exacta – 2-6

Trifecta – 2-6-17


2.20 - Carrigmoorna Rock - BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat Mares Novice Chase (Listed) – Win

Gitane Du Berlais is the likely favourite here and on official ratings she has plenty in hand over her three rivals. However, this Grade 1 winner of last season has not been quite at her best this term and the fact she has to concede 14lbs to the smart Carrigmoorna Rock suggests that she faces no easy task. Carrigmoorna Rock travelled well throughout when winning a mares beginners chase at Thurles recently and she might just be good enough to beat the likely favourite. Queens Wild has been in fine form over fences this season and having won a Graded race at Navan in December, she just failed in a similar contest at Thurles last month and that form indicates she can make her presence felt in this small field.

Exacta – 3-1

Trifecta – 3-1-2


2.50 - Fairly Legal - Naas Racecourse On Facebook Maiden – Win

Having finished runner up on his last three starts Haymount will be a leading fancy once again today and Mullins’ charge has obvious prospects. He attracted considerable market support when finding the useful Edwulf too strong for him here last month but Fairly Legal is put forward as the selection. A fair third at Cork on his first hurdles start last November, he was only narrowly touched off by Hurry Henry over two miles of this course in early January and might just be good enough with the step up in trip likely to suit him. Call It Magic has performed well enough on his two hurdle runs to indicate he has definite each way prospects while Tuzo was an encouraging fifth on his hurdling debut and could go well at a price. West Bridge showed some promise when fourth on her only racecourse start at Navan 11 months ago and is a place possibility if showing a bit more today.

Exacta – 5-6

Trifecta – 5-6-12


3.20 - Peoples Park - Hospitality At Naas Handicap Chase – Each/Way

A really tricky contest in prospect and it may be worth taking a chance on Peoples Park despite a poor effort last time out. On that occasion he was pulled up but his earlier close second at Punchestown gives him every chance off his current handicap rating. Stable companion Rogue Trader also has to overcome a poor performance last time out which came at Leopardstown two weeks ago but he must be considered on his overall form profile while top weight Leap Dearg is already a two time winner at Naas and cannot be easily overlooked despite having to concede weight all round. Rolling Rocket has been in good form but his fourth placing over this course and distance last time may suggest the handicapper could have his measure for the moment while Treat Yourself and Unzing are two others with definite frame claims on the pick of their form.

Exacta – 4-5

Trifecta – 4-5-11


3.50 - Alisier D’Irlande - Book At Beginners Chase – Win

Alisier D’Irlande was well supported in the betting market when crashing out at the fourth from home in a beginners event at Fairyhouse and granted a clear round here, he can gain some compensation. This lightly raced sort was a wide margin winner of a Thurles maiden hurdle last March and remains an interesting prospect. Never Enough Time was returning from a very long absence when third in that Fairyhouse event and Tom Foley’s charge should have improved enough from that effort to go close here while Wes Hardin was capable enough over hurdles to suggest he could make his presence felt over the larger obstacles. Crown Of Gold reached the frame on no less than five occasions over hurdles and could definitely get involved if taking to fences while Indian File was very disappointing last time out but would not be without a chance on the pick of his form.

Exacta – 1-8

Trifecta – 1-8-3


4.20 - Ballyroe Rambler - Panoramic Restaurant Handicap Hurdle – Win

After a fine effort when runner up in what was probably a stronger looking race here last month, Ballyroe Rambler is taken to go one better here. He had earlier shown some promise over fences against the likes of Shaneshill and Bonny Kate and has a lot going for him here. Balkinstown has probably delivered on earlier promise but his overall form profile indicates that a prominent showing is likely after a couple of reasonable efforts in defeat of late while Ontopoftheworld steps into handicap grade for the first time after showing a bit of promise in maiden events and he hails from a shrewd stable. Black Ice was a fortunate winner at Limerick over Christmas but could not be ruled out while any market moves for Papa’s Way would be of interest as this former Flat race performer looks very well handicapped over hurdles in relation to his flat rating although he has not showed a great deal of late. Love The Feeling is another worth checking out in the betting market.

Exacta – 3-10

Trifecta – 3-10-9


4.50 - A Genie In Abottle - Go Racing In Kildare (Pro-Am) Flat Race – Win

Not an easy finale for punters to try and sort out with a number of contenders to choose from. Miss Me Now is one of only two previous winners engaged and having won well at Sligo first time out she was very disappointing subsequently at Wexford. She has to leave that effort well behind her but as that was nearly six months ago, the chances are she will go close. Cape City Boy has enough good form to his credit to suggest he can go close but it is probable that he needs better ground than this to show his best and a bigger threat may be Blood Crazed Tiger who is fitted with a hood for the first time after running some reasonable races in defeat to date. Sandymount is a newcomer that could feature with a talented 5lb claimer on board but perhaps A Genie In Abottle can prove best. He was quite well fancied for a Leopardstown bumper at Christmas but had to settle for third spot and with the stable back in better form now, he may be worth chancing in a difficult race.

Exacta – 5-6

Trifecta – 5-6-1