Five pointers at Clonmel for Tuesday's sole card in Ireland

Willie Mullins saddles the exciting Bachasson at Clonmel on Tuesday.
Willie Mullins saddles the exciting Bachasson at Clonmel on Tuesday.

Racing continues in Ireland on Tuesday with a National Hunt card taking place at Clonmel Races...

1. Far in the Mix for opener at Clonmel

Runner up twice at this venue so far in 2020, the Liz Doyle-trained gelding Farmix attempts to go one better in the 14.00 Clonmel, a maiden hurdle in which he has the advantage of race fitness over chief market rival Florrie Webb. Donagh Meyler's mount was sent off even money favourite here 20 days ago but was beaten four and a half lengths after attempting to make all. 

2. Star to shine bright for Hourigan

Famous for his exploits with 10-time Grade 1 scorer Beef Or Salmon, much loved veteran trainer Michael Hourigan has no quality of that nature on his hands nowadays, but will nonetheless be hoping for a good run from his Elusive Star in the 14.30 Clonmel. The Patrickswell, County Limerick man sits on five winners for the season as this promising six-year-old, winner of a Loughrea Point to Point back in October, makes his debut over hurdles having finished fourth in a bumper at Gowran Park earlier this month. Robbie Power is the man on board. 

3. Bachasson a cut above for Mullins?

Race of the day! The 16.00 Clonmel is by far the best race on the card and is one certainly worth tuning in for. This two and a half mile conditions chase has gone the way of Willie Mullins in both of the last two runnings, and he's back for more with the immensely talented Bachasson, as well as big priced outsider Bonbon Au Miel. Bachasson, sixth in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival just 13 days ago, hasn't been sighted over fences since his fall in the 2018 Gold Cup, but was rated 159 at the time, a figure which would see him home in front here with plenty to spare. 

4. The Trigger to hit the target

Armagh based trainer Ronan McNally travels down from the north to run The Trigger in the 16.30 Clonmel, looking to build on a pair of good recent efforts with the 11-year-old. This horse missed out by a strong finishing head when second at Downpatrick only two days ago, but if ready to go again will be a popular selection to net a third career victory over fences. 

5. Codd to deliver once again

Regular readers of our pointers column will be aware we rarely miss an opportunity to follow crack amateur pilot Jamie Codd, and the man himself is in County Tipperary this afternoon to add his expertise to Frontal Assault's bid to land the 17.00 Clonmel. This two and a quarter mile bumper could be an excellent opening for a horse who was third to subsequent Champion Bumper hero Ferny Hollow at Fairyhouse when last seen. The five year old sets a strong standard based on that evidence, plus he was also second on his rules debut at Thurles. For his part, ever prolific, Codd has graced the winners' enclosure with three of his last seven mounts.

Today's Racing

£20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash

New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets
New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&C's apply, 18+
Welcome Offer
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+
Bet £10 & Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+
Bet £5 Get £20 In Free Bets
Min £5 bet on the SBK. Rewards valid for 7 days. Free bets must be placed at min odds of 1.5. Exchange free bet limited to certain markets. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 18+
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. T&C's apply, 18+
Up to £30 in Free Bets
New Customers deposit and bet up to £30 at odds of 2.0 or greater within 7 days of registration, Cashed out bets excluded. Matched bonus paid in free bets; 7 day expiry. Offer valid from 09:00BST on 26/05/2020. Card payments only. Geo Restrictions and T&Cs. 18+ | | Please gamble responsibly
£25 Bet Bundle
18+. UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake. One free bet offer per customer, household or IP address only. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Money back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses + £10 Casino
New customers only. 18+, Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Racing 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.