Friday 19 May 2017 Irish Horse Racing Tips

There is jumps racing from Cork on Friday evening
There is jumps racing from Cork on Friday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Cork on Friday evening.

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Pillar - 17:50 Cork

Pillar resumed winning ways over five furlongs at Navan last month and has shaped as though still in good form all three starts since. He was doing all his best work at the finish at the Curragh last time so the step back up to six furlongs looks in his favour and, still leniently treated, he looks the one to focus on in this big-field handicap. Burren View Lady is the main danger according to the betting market, but she seems best on the all-weather, so the lightly-raced Town Ranger could prove the biggest danger.

Could It Be Love - 18:20 Cork

Aidan O'Brien's Could It Be Love showed marked improvement from her debut when third at the Curragh five days ago and she remains open to further improvement. She shapes as though ready for a step up in trip, but this doesn't look the strongest maiden, and she may be able to put her experience to good use and open her account. The potential danger is Angelique, who shaped with plenty of promise on debut, and seems sure to improve with that experience under her belt.

Bee Queen - 20:00 Cork

Bee Queen hails from a top-class Juddmonte family that this yard have had success with, and she shaped with plenty of promise on debut at Tipperary last month. The feeling is that she will progress for that initial experience, especially now stepping up to middle distances, and looks the one to beat. Hillcrest Fire sets the standard, though Joseph O'Brien's debutante Ruby Shoes looks a nice type on paper, and could prove the biggest threat.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Cork)

Win back Pillar in the 17:50
Win Back Could It Be Love in the 18:20
Win back Bee Queen in the 20:00

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