Horse Racing Tips: Your 4 best bets for Fairyhouse on Sunday

PPTV's James Shortt serves up some Flat fancies to help you round off the weekend in style.

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13:00 Hapipi Go Lucky

HAPIPI GO LUCKY returns to the racetrack for Johnny Murtagh in this 6-furong maiden following an encouraging fifth-place finish on debut at Tipperary in April. The daughter of Mehmas made late headway up the centre of the track in a race which has subsequently worked out extremely well in recent months. The second horse, Quick Suzy went on to win the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot for Gavin Cromwell with the winner, Elliptic not disgraced when sixth to Sandrine in the Albany Stakes.

That form stands out against this opposition with the 3lbs claim of Danny Sheehy looking another positive towards her chances of securing victory. Shoebox King attempted to make all when just touched off by Silver Surfer here last month with Ultramarine just in-behind in fourth-place, before subsequently finishing fifth at the Curragh. Elsewhere, Malayan could be the best of the newcomers for Dermot Weld with the Rosewell team banging in several winners this week.

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13:35 Schiele

We’ve been blessed to see more investment in Irish racing this season by Peter Brant and his SCHIELE should be good enough to win this 6-furlong maiden. Joseph O’Brien has decided to use blinkers on the son of Dark Angel following his third-place finish on debut here last month. We spoke about that race in relation to the opener on the card and a victory in the first by either Shoebox King or Ultramarine would enhance the form.

He wasn’t beaten far on debut and looks to have the Fozzy Stack trained Thunder Eclipse as the horse to beat. The son of Holy Roman Emperor has not finished outside the top three-places on all four starts and was most recently third to Snapius at Limerick last month. Jospeh O’Brien trained that winner and as a result has a line of form on the ability and chance of success with Schiele. Glengarra was behind the Stack runner at Limerick and should secure a place for Paddy Twomey and Billy Lee.

15:20 Pearls Galore

Three-year-olds don’t have the best of record in the feature Brownstown Stakes which pushes me towards PEARLS GALORE for Paddy Twomey and Billy Lee. The daughter of Invincible Spirit had a lovely opening season in Ireland when winning on debut and beatingt Sindhia in a Limerick maiden, before following up off 87 in handicap company at Cork last August. She subsequently stepped up into group company when second to Champers Elysees in the Fairy Bridge Stakes at Gowran last September.

It was excellent three-year-old form when you consider Champers Elysees’ subsequent victory at the highest level in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown last September. Despite a flat performance at the end of the season in Dundalk last November, she returned nicely when third in the Ballycorus Stakes last month. She’s bound to improve for that reappearance and she’s the one to beat with Surrounding, Soul Search and Valeria Messalina looking the main opposition.

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15:55 Female Approach

FEMALE APPROACH wasn’t beaten far behind Call Me Sweetheart when both ran against Maar in a Dundalk maiden in April. Noel Meade’s filly has improved since with back to back wins in the space of 24-hours, both here at Fairyhouse and the next day at Limerick last month. She deserved her four-week break but looks capable of landing the hat-trick off an improved rating of 68 with Christ Hayes back in the saddle.

Despite finishing behind Druk at Sligo, I think she’s improved more to reverse the form Willie Browne’s runner and receives plenty of weight in what looks a competitive handicap. Call Me Sweetheart returns having recently been scratched from race by Aidan O’Brien, with Prince Of Verona, Snowy Owl and Ever A Dream all on the shortlist. This looks a fascinating and competitive affair with the hope Female Approach has more in the locker to land the hat-trick in the colours of Patricia Hunt.

Tips for Fairyhouse on Sunday

13:00 Hapipi Go Lucky
13:35 Schiele
15:20 Pearls Galore
15:55 Female Approach

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