Monday’s Racing Tips: Jacksons can strike Gold at Ballinrobe

 | Sunday 26th May 2024, 19:40pm

Sunday 26th May 2024, 19:40pm

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It's a Bank Holiday Monday in the UK and there's plenty of racing to look forward to, with five meetings taking place alongside evening racing from Ireland. They race on the level at Yarmouth, Redcar and Leicester in the afternoon, while jumps cards come from Cartmel and Huntingdon, the latter staging their season finale.

In Ireland, it's jumps racing, with the Mayo National taking place at Ballinrobe on their evening card. We've got three selections to follow on the Bank Holiday cards, including Jacksons Gold in the veterans handicap chase at Ballinrobe.

Monday's Racing Tips - May 27

  • 13:30 Yarmouth – Meng Tian @ 7/2
  • 14:15 Redcar – Jungle Land @ 11/10
  • 19:00 Ballinrobe – Jacksons Gold @ 9/4

13:30 Yarmouth – Meng Tian @ 7/2

MENG TIAN came from the clouds to win at Wolverhampton in April and could follow up back on grass for trainer Sean Woods.

The Territories gelding appeared to have a major job on turning for home in that Dunstall Park contest, but he really flew home on the wide outside and got there in the nick of time with a withering late run to catch the principles.

That was just his third career win in 29 attempts, but only eight of those have come on turf and he is a previous novice winner at Nottingham.

He remains relatively unexposed at this trip on turf and with former champion jockey Oisin Murphy for company, they have excellent prospects from just a 2lb higher mark.

14:15 Redcar – Jungle Land @ 11/10

The Racing TV Maiden Stakes is the second race of the afternoon at Redcar and the 6f contest looks a nice spot for Karl Burke's JUNGLE LAND to nail his first win.

The Kodiac gelding was second on debut this month at Ayr (6f, good) and filled the same berth since at Newcastle on the Tapeta.

He can count himself unfortunate to have bumped into a promising Andrew Balding-trained newcomer there and he ran well in defeat.

Those experiences stand him in good stead here and he can get on the board under Danny Tudhope.

19:00 Ballinrobe – Jacksons Gold @ 9/4

Across in Ireland, the Mayo National card takes place at Ballinrobe, with all of the top yards heading for the western venue.

Willie Mullins has an incredible 32 per cent strike-rate at Ballinrobe in the last five seasons, and the champion trainer has plenty of opportunities to improve on his tally. However, he's not represented in the McHale F5000 Range Veterans Handicap Chase over just shy of two and a half miles.

JACKSONS GOLD looks the one to side with here. He's 0-12 over fences thus far and hasn't won since 2021 but recent signs are encouraging. He was a fair third at Navan in a Grade 3 novice chase in March, running as well as odds of 100/1 implied.

He then finished second to Pinkerton in beginners' company at Tipperary last month over a shorter trip than this one. That was no mean effort behind a smart rival, with Noel Meade's charge subsequently following up in a Listed event at the Punchestown Festival.

This first foray into veterans' company looks a major chance for Jacksons Gold to build on that recent promise.

Horse Racing Tips from Betfred Insights.

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