Nap of the Day
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Tigris River (IRE)(77)
J. S. McGarvey | Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
16:15 Cork
Result: 3rd11/1
£2.25 loss based on £1 bets since 21 Mar 2019 (29 tips)
13.79%
Has failed to shine over longer trips this winter but worth risking dropped back in distance on better ground. Several of his rivals also have questions to answer. — Andy Stephens

Johnny Ward

Johnny is a Dublin-based journalist and tipster, who has been working in racing for nearly half of his life. He has worked compiling prices for Timeform and the Racing Post, and also wrote for the Irish Independent, while he is now freelancing for The Times in Ireland, RTE and Newstalk. Irish racing, Irish football and Gaelic games are his other passions.

£106.89 profit based on £1 bets since 1 May 2018 (226 tips)
23.45%
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Westernerona (IRE)(31)
Donagh Meyler | Garrett James Power, Ireland
14:10 Cork
Result: 3rd4/1

Shaped really well on debut when second, 17 lengths clear of the third, here recently. She has an experience edge over Sassy Yet Classy.

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Honeysuckle(85)
Rachael Blackmore | Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
14:50 Fairyhouse
Result: 1st6/4 f

Honeysuckle missed out on the mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham – you would have to think she would have won the way it panned out – but she will be all the fresher here with the trip to suit.

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Crossed My Mind (IRE)(36)
Niall Madden | A. L. T. Moore, Ireland
15:40 Cork
Result: 1st8/1

He was touched off over fences last time and this looks a nice opportunity.

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Whiskey Sour (IRE)(37)
Mr A. McMahon | W. P. Mullins, Ireland
16:15 Cork
Result: 2nd9/10 f

A rare ride at this level for amateur Aubrey McMahon, who claims 7lb. McMahon is no Ruby Walsh but he is perfectly competent and this is a pretty straightforward ride.


Tony Calvin

Tony has been in the industry for 30 years. He joined the Racing Post in 1987, enjoying an 11-year stint there, and was Betfair's Head Of Media from 2002 to 2013. He has been a freelance journalist and broadcaster since, specialising in horse racing and rugby union. He is a regular pundit on Racing TV.

£7.50 profit based on £1 bets since 1 May 2018 (146 tips)
12.33%
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Major Crispies(10)
Tom Eaves | Ronald Thompson
14:05 Southwell
Result: 8th28/1

Major Crispies could have totally gone at the game and hails from a stable that has had just the one winner this season, but I have to give him a chance off this mark with headgear re-applied.

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Captain Lars (SAF)(17)
Luke Morris | Archie Watson
15:05 Southwell
Result: 5th9/4

Looks to have outstanding claims in this 6f claimer. He is the old man of the party as a nine-year-old but he is unquestionably the pick of the weights.

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Henllan Harri (IRE)(20)
Sean Bowen | Peter Bowen
16:20 Ffos Las
Result: 5th6/1

Won the bet365 Gold Cup a couple of years ago. Is at his best over a trip on decent ground, at this time of year, and I imagine Sandown next week had again been the plan before the weather turned the Ffos Las going good.

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Captain Dion(25)
Gabriele Malune | Ivan Furtado
17:15 Southwell
Result: 6th4/1

Shaped well under a considerate ride here last time. He is now down to a mark of 59, and it is pretty staggering how he has tumbled down the handicap given he was rated 91 as recently as December 2017.


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