Clonmel Predictions-The Peaky Blogger.


I am delighted to say that we are finally on calmer waters here today. I absolutely love Clonmel races, whatever it is about this track itself I always seem to have more good days than bad. I will do my very best to guide you to some exciting bets at some nice prices tomorrow. Let’s get stuck in.

First of all the NAP of the day will be Thousand Tears for the Burke Family. This selection runs in the 6.40 and is currently at a price of 6-1 and drifting.

The reasoning behind this selection is pretty simple. The horse ran an absolute cracker last time in Kilbeggan a month ago which he has since received a four pound rise in the weights. The jockey who is a son of the trainer takes two pounds off it’s back. Presumably he is also the son of the owner who I am guessing is his mother but that is honestly just a presumption and looks to be a real family affair.

The horse also goes up in trip for this race which is interesting. Last time it won with plenty in hand and it looked like the extra distance would be beneficial. When you take everything into consideration, the horse has everything going for him and for an improver that looks to have everything falling into place it is definitely worth mentioning.

It is currently at an each-way price and for a safer bet I would recommend betting each-way. Do not be surprised however should Thousand Tears come up trumps. There could well be tears of joy for the family tomorrow.

The next best bet of the day for me would be Cottie who is currently trading at 5-2 for the 7.10. I have to say I am surprised to see this at such a big price.

The mare ran a brilliant race in Galway on the Wednesday of the festival week coming second to Shewearsitwell who is now one of the leading fancies for the mares novice hurdle in Cheltenham. The form has since been backed up as Shewearsitwell won comfortably in Sligo in a maiden hurdle against some nice mares. The yard also had a bumper winner on Monday, whether it looked dubious or not a win is a win at the end of the day and the yard are putting in some serious efforts in the Irish racing scene lately.

The main reason behind me putting this as the next best is the simple fact the Galway run stands up well here. A few mares she is meeting today were among the field she beat in Galway. For her first run to come second improvement is highly likely and it will take an exceptional mare to stop her today. The main dangers lie among the mares we know little or nothing about. One could easily emerge from the pack that was completely overlooked and spring a shock in the last. Although this outcome is possible, it seems highly unlikely.

Finally the each-way selection will be in the 4.05 with Jelona at 10-1. This mare could very much be the dark horse of the meeting.

Jelona would have to prove herself among this field here. Her jumping has left an awful lot to be desired with in her last run, but this looks a nice race for her second opportunity in maiden company.

She meets a nice sort in Trevena who is deserving favourite. The problem here is Trevena is becoming very costly to follow. The chance is there for anything with potential to take her on and here is where it gets interesting.

The potential with Jelona is undeniable. Her dam is a half sister to Jett, a very smart hurdle and chase winner for Jessica Harrington.

Being by Milan that would make her a half-sister to Jezki who, as you all know, is a Champion Hurdle winning horse. This makes her the best bred horse of the race, although she is nowhere near the same quality as her bloodline suggests. A half-sister to a Champion Hurdler at a price of 10-1, in an ordinary maiden hurdle, is eye-catching to say the least.

If you want to follow the rest of the days racing you can do so by visiting my YouTube channel, where I have a video going through each race for the Clonmel card.

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