Horse Racing Tips: 8 smart picks at Cork today including an 11/2 play

The Racing Post tipster fancies Drombeg Banner in the first at Cork.

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* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

13:35 – Drombeg Banner

It’s difficult to oppose Orinoco River on ratings but she’s uncertain to appreciate the ease in the ground and a chance instead is taken on DROMBEG BANNER, who made a pleasing introduction at Naas behind HMS Endeavour. Ken Condon’s representative is bound to have learned plenty from that effort. Eddie Lynam’s Jedi Power is worth keeping an eye on.

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14:07 – Tresorier

Despite not boasting the most attractive strike rate, TRESORIER (nap) has plenty in his favour here and could prove too good for these rivals if bringing his ‘A’ game on this ground, which he should enjoy. Fine Distraction could outrun his price and isn’t one to take lightly, while Too Hard To Hold and Conversant are others that appeal at the likely prices. Noirvento has an obvious chance.

14:42 – Quarantine Dreams

Sunday’s big Galway handicap winner Current Option now boasts a 110 rating and that gives him a fighting chance of repeating last year’s win. However, slight preference is for the relatively unexposed QUARANTINE DREAMS who stayed on well over 6f last time. Erzindjan has been running over longer trips and has a good chance if running up to his best form. Soul Search should also enter calculations.

15:17 – Petticoat Rule

The drop to 7f may not be ideal for PETTICOAT RULE but she has plenty going for her as an in-form filly competing off bottom weight. The renewal of Naas rivalry between Affable and Deidra could be crucial to the outcome. Top-weight Sh Boom is not out of it.

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15:50 – Karlsberg

Despite running a bit green and meeting trouble in running KARLSBERG showed definite potential on her handicap debut at the Curragh. The transformed Cactus Tree can be rated a serious threat after Thursday’s Leopardstown win. She’s Good Company is a basically reliable sort. Designer Cailin and Dee Sprinter also have claims on recent form.

16:20 – Golden Days

Sligo winner Ten Ten Twenty may be vulnerable over this trip and with a penalty. An each-way vote goes to GOLDEN DAYS who shaped quite well when seventh behind Scream at Fairyhouse. Accessory is another with a clear chance after an improved display last time.

16:55 – La Petite Coco

Cases can be made for plenty but LA PETITE COCO is one that we likely haven’t seen the best of yet and she can make a bold bid to deny the talented Thunder Kiss another lucrative success over this C&D. Willow is a bit of an unknown on this ground but has some that entitles her to be bang there at the business end, while Federica Sophia, whose dam Sapphire won this race in 2012 and relished soft ground, could potentially improve for the easier surface than last time.

17:25 – Cycladic

Provided conditions don’t get too testing, CYCLADIC could be able to put her experience to good use and get a deserved change of luck. She stays well, won’t mind a little ease and could be suited by the nature of this race against colts and geldings. The fact Seamie Hefferan favours Key To The Kingdom over Lord Of The Manor is encouraging for his chance, but the 279-day absence is a bit off-putting. Earl Of Tyrone is good enough to win one of these when putting it all together.

Cork betting tips summary:

13:35 – Drombeg Banner
14:07 – Tresorier
14:42 – Quarantine Dreams
15:17 – Petticoat Rule
15:50 – Karlsberg
16:20 – Golden Days
16:55 – La Petite Coco
17:25 – Cycladic

* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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