Horse Racing tips: Our 3 cracking plays at Cork on Monday

PPTV presenter Rob Catterson has given us three cracking picks for the meeting in Mallow.

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13:50 Mr Josiey Wales (NAP)

We’ve got a below average maiden hurdle to kick off this card and in all reality, less than a half dozen of the runners look capable of winning. Noel Meade’s Part Time Farmer has four solid efforts to his name but having run at Fairyhouse on Saturday, there’s a strong possibility that he won’t line up here. If he does, he’s likely to go off favourite but he might have to settle for place honours again with preference going for MR JOSIEY WALES.

Dermot McLoughin’s six-year-old was clearly well fancied when sent off second favourite for his debut under Rules and while no match for the smart Noble Yeats at Navan, he finished 30 lengths clear of the rest of the field on that occasion. His point-to-point win at Castletown-Geoghegan looks really strong, given that the runner-up Boothill has since won both of starts for Harry Fry. It would be no surprise to see Mr Josiey Wales oblige here though, with Danny Hand’s 7lbs claim an obvious bonus.

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15:35 The Forge Hill

This is a mares hunters chase and while there’s not much form under Rules to go on here, it’s probably safe to say that THE FORGE HILL will take a bit of beating. Having won a point-to-point at Knockmullen House in November 2019 – with Jordan Gainford on board – the seven-year-old mare has won twice since then and would have completed the hat-trick at Lisronagh last November if for not falling at the second last fence.

For a seven-year-old, she’s lightly raced and the drying ground at the Munster track is sure to suit her too. Clounts Glory brings a good run at Clonmel into this contest, when she finished third in a hunters chase to Complete Sizing. Meanwhile, Messenger Girl has snippets of good form and might run well at a big price. But, if The Forge Hill can transfer her form between the flags to this race, then she should be hard to beat.

17:50 Paddy The Horse

Finally, we’ve got a point-to-point bumper where a few of these have already gained experience under Rules. The likely favourite is Gringo D’aubrelle – a winner between the flags last year – and while he was no match for Noble Yeats in a Thurles bumper in January, the form of that race looks strong with the winner and the fourth-placed horse both winning since. He’ll probably take some beating, but from a value perspective, PADDY THE HORSE might be worth a punt.

Terence O’Brien’s charge benefited from the better ground when bolting up in a point-to-point at Boulta last November and on that occasion, he had Soloman Lane well-beaten when that horse fell at the second last fence. Soloman Lane re-opposes again here, with Patrick Mullins aboard, and is sure to be well fancied judged on that booking. So, if you’re searching for value in this concluding bumper, look no further than Paddy The Horse, who could well be capable of his giving his trainer success at his local track.

Cork tips summary:

13:50 Mr Josiey Wales
15:35 The Forge Hill
17:50 Paddy The Horse

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