WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Limerick on Friday 27th May.
|Ernie From Nurnie||6/16/1||Each Way - 4 Places
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|The Dara Man||11/211/2||Each Way - 4 Places
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Date of Tips: 03/05/2022
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (08:57 03/05/2022) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
It was a good start to the new month as a win from Chinx of Light up in Down Royal controlled a winning day. It seems like there is going to be a lot of favoritism of summer jumps racing on these pages, but I can assure those of you that are partial to some flat action – that it will be on the way sooner rather than later. But I am going to make use of the jumping action while we have it, and the action spins over to Ballinrobe today – where again I have picked out two horses that may have each way chances.
The first of these two selections comes in the 5.25 race, which is the 2m handicap hurdle for conditional jockeys and is a race confined to horses rated between 80-102. There are plenty of risks attached with the majority of these and in some cases, the horse I am going to put up is taking a lot on trust. However, I was quite taken by the handicap debut of Ernie from Nurnie at Leopardstown last time out, when finishing a close up 8th in a competitive contest. He was up against some very experienced handicappers on that occasion, and showed up very well for a large portion of the race, giving the indication that he is not far off being very competitive.
This race tomorrow doesn’t look like a strong race and represents a drop in class for this horse, and I am hoping he can capitalize on that. Peter Smithers continues to take the ride and he has got to know this horse quite well throughout his spell in maiden hurdles and that handicap bow. With a lot going in his favor tomorrow, and the ground sure to suit, he should run a big race for his connections. At a price of 6/1 with Bet365, who offer 4 places, he is an each way bet.
I’m waiting till the 8.00 race for my second selection from the card and this comes in the 2m1f KPMG Handicap Chase. Kildorrery is your market leader on this occasion, and although he was excellent last time up, he has not been a winning machine in his time and is a hard horse to win with usually. Instead, I like The Dara Man for the inform John Ryan team, who usually come alive at this time of the season and have to be afforded the greatest respect. This horse also has some nice nuggets of form, including when winning impressively three starts back over fences.
His stamina gave way at Fairyhouse last time out in a classy race and this race doesn’t have the same unexposed rivals as that lucrative race did, so he should be more at home. Back to this minimum trip as well should be up his street and he could run a big race. I think when looking at the current market, he represents the clear value. At a price of 11/2 with SkyBet, who are offering 4 places – he is also an each way bet.