Preview of racing at Fairyhouse and Cork

By Luke (@lukekeena1)

After a great day on Saturday with four winners and a few placed I have a look at racing in Fairyhouse and flat racing from Cork. But first, what a race the Grand National turned out to be. Tiger Roll winning back to back Nationals at Aintree was special and he is a very special horse.

First I will go through my selections at Fairyhouse.

Race two off at 2:20

The Gunner Murphy has been knocking on the door in maiden hurdles finishing second and third on his two outings over hurdles. On his penultimate start he finished behind Gallant John Joe. He has since ran some nice races including winning a Listed Race at Naas. I think he will just edge it at a price of 4/1.

Race three off at 2:55

Eclair De Beaufeu looked the winner of the race turning into the straight at Cheltenham before weakening and unseating at the last. The form of his runs prior to Cheltenham is the best on offer and I think he will be hard to beat at a price of 13/8.

Now to my selections at Cork

Race two off at 2:35

The Names Jock was second on seasonal debut behind Cuban Hope at Navan last weekend. That run will hopefully put him spot on for this. His handicap mark of 57 seems fair and I think he will win at 5/2.

Race three off at 3:10

I think Tony The Gent will be making his way into the winners enclosure for the first time since winning on Irish Derby Day in 2017. He has been in good form of late finishing second and third at Dundalk. He also ran in the Irish Lincolnshire and finished a creditable sixth. When he won on Derby day he was running off a mark of 93, he has dropped down to 86 and I think he will go well at 4/1.

Race four off at 3:45

Jaega is interesting here. She has some decent form as a three year old last year. The highlight finishing second in a Group three at the Curragh. She was a bit hit or miss after that race. If she can return to that form she will outrun her odds of 10/1.



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