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Free Irish racing betting tips: Preview & selections for Naas and Cork

Racing betting tips: Sunday October 17

2pts win Perfect Attitude in 1.55 Cork at 9/4 (General)

1pt e.w. Evergreen And Red in 3.25 at 9/1 (Unibet 1/5 1,2,3,4,5)

2pts win Barrington Court in 5.05 Naas at 15/8 (General)

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I'm headed to Cork today for Racing TV and I've a selection from there below, but we'll kick off with the Flat action at Naas and a couple of fancies on the card.

The 3.25 is a competitive apprentice handicap over 10 furlongs with recent winners Silent Performance, Miss Florentine and Sequoiaspirit all in the race. However, the horse who won two starts ago, EVERGREEN AND RED, could be the value with the racing having arrived in the area overnight.

He's already done quite well this year as he was gambled on when winning at Cork back in May and was then a ready winner despite having traffic problems at Punchestown two starts ago.

At Gowran Park last time, over a mile under a penalty and from a wide draw, he actually shaped far better than the bare result I felt, finishing strongly to be fourth on the wrong part of the track on the day. Most of the winners that day had been handy and on the opposition side towards the far rail so I marked him up.

Stepping back up in trip is ideal, as is the weather, so at 9/1 with a firm or two offering five places - he looks a bet.

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In the 5.05 I think BARRINGTON COURT is the banker of the day.

She was a revelation this time last year when switching to the Flat including winning this race and another one in stakes company.

She's been lightly raced this year due to conditions but did run a very nice race in the Irish St Leger Trial at the Curragh, on ground that would have been plenty good enough for her, and it was a strong race.

Connections have had to wait for the ground but the ground is now yielding, yielding to soft but I think it could ride quite testing which this mares loves. Hopefully there may well be another shower or two before this last race on the card.

Crucially, she doesn't carry the penalty that Thunder Kiss has to concede her.

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This column doesn't often put up jumpers but as I'm in Cork I've given the card plenty of attention and in the second race PERFECT ATTITUDE is definitely worth a play at current odds.

He's disputing market favouritism with his stablemate but Perfect Attitude has looked a different proposition this year, winning at Clonmel despite quite a rough trip and showing greenness in the home straight.

He was a ready winner and looked like the step up to this three miles would suit him well. He's certainly open to a bit more improvement than Fakir D'alene.

Published at 0955 BST on 17/10/21

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