Ballinrobe Tips: Willie Mullins to make the lengthy journey worthwhile

 | Sunday 26th May 2024, 19:47pm

Sunday 26th May 2024, 19:47pm

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With six British and Irish meetings taking place across Monday there's lots of racing action to cater for all tastes. Amongst it will be the jumps card from Ballinrobe, where they have seven races from 16:30-19:30 on ground forecast to be 'Good-good to yielding in places'.

We've picked out a trio to follow at the Irish venue, including two for trainer Willie Mullins who bids to continue his incredible strike-rate at the Mayo track.

Ballinrobe Betting tips Monday

  • 18:00 – Zenta @ 5/4
  • 18:30 – Salvador Ziggy @ 8/1
  • 19:30 – Kalix Delabarriere @ 8/13

18:00 – Zenta @ 5/4

Trainer Willie Mullins has an incredible 32 per-cent strike-rate at Ballinrobe in the last five seasons, and the master of Closutton can continue his fine run of form at the track with ZENTA in the 2m1f beginners' chase.

Cian Collins' Mighty Tom is rated 137 and could prove tough to beat on these terms, but the selection is a young horse and she has plenty of scope for improvement on what will be just her third start over larger obstacles.

Zenta won a Grade 1 at Aintree as a juvenile hurdler and was only beaten a few lengths into seventh in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival this year. She flopped here in May when sent off a short price but made a bad mistake at the second fence, and is well worth giving another chance to.

18:30 – Salvador Ziggy @ 8/1

The feature race of the evening is the valuable Listed 2m7½f McHale Mayo National Handicap Chase, and the top weight SALVADOR ZIGGY is fancied to come out on top for trainer Gordon Elliott.

Last seen pulling up in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on very testing ground, the eight-year-old's sights are somewhat lowered here and this will just be his fourth start in handicap company.

His form figures in handicaps reads 422, and they include a runner-up finish in the Pertemps at Cheltenham in 2023 and a runner-up finish in the Kerry National off a mark of 150. He's 3lb higher now but Carl Millar takes seven valuable pounds off in the saddle.

19:30 – Kalix Delabarriere @ 8/13

Picked up for €90,000 at the sales by Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins, KALIX DELABARRIERE looks a standout choice in the closing 2m½f bumper with Patrick Mullins booked for the spin.

Mullins has an incredible record in Irish bumpers and has won two of the last four runnings of this contest. Interestingly, dual Grade 1 winner Mystical Power won this race last year before going on to greater things as the season wore on.

Of the rest, it's very interesting that Flat trainer Paddy Twomey has a rare runner in this code in the shape of Seo Linn. The Order of St George filly is related to several winners on Flat and certainly has a good pedigree, so it would be no surprise to see some money come for her.

Horse Racing Tips from Betfred Insights.

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