Horse Racing tips: James Shortt’s best bets for Sunday’s Irish action

PPTV's James Shortt has studied Sunday's action so you don't have to.

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12:40 Naas – Rhythm King (each way)

RHYTHM KING represents value for Mark Fahey and Jamie Powell and can be competitive in the Birdcatcher Nursery. This end of the season juvenile handicap has been a good one for horses carrying little weight, with seven of the previous ten winners shouldering just nine-stone or less to victory. The son of Elzaam has shown his experience on underfoot conditions with his stamina coming into play having won at Gowan Park and finishing second at Galway last month.

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14:08 Cork – Grand Soir

GRAND SOIR and Cool Survivor both have slight question marks regarding testing ground conditions with their previous best form coming on dryer surfaces. Both are former point-to-point winners and slight preference goes to John McConnell’s runner following good victories at Kilbeggan in August and over course and distance here last month. The son of Cokoriko is progressing nicely for Derek Kierans and on pedigree should enjoy the conditions better and outstay his main market rival.

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14:43 Cork – El Barra

EL BARRA can bounce back from his blip in the Kerry National at Listowel and give Willie Mullins his fourth victory in this Grade 3 contest over the past decade. He returns without a penalty and has the fitness edge over most of the field having finished third to Hewick in the Galway Plate. The trip and ground both look ideal, and Paul Townend get him into a nice rhythm from the front to score ahead of Idas Boy.

14:25 Naas – Helvic Dream

Colin Keane was crowned champion jockey once again earlier this week and can land this 1-mile conditions event on HELVIC DREAM on the final day of the turf season. Noel Meade’s five-year-old drops in class having returned to finish just 13-lengths behind Bay Bridge in the Champions Stakes at Ascot last month. The distance might be on the short side, but he brings class as a former Group 1 winner and will appreciate the ground conditions to see off both Emporio and Current Option.

James Shortt’s Sunday racing tips:

12:40 Naas – Rhythm King (each way)
14:08 Cork – Grand Soir
14:43 Cork – El Barra
14:25 Naas – Helvic Dream

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