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ITV Racing Tips - Tips for Fairyhouse and Kempton on Irish Grand National day

  • We've published our tips for all nine of Monday's ITV Races
  • Fairyhouse and Kempton feature on ITV Racing's coverage on Easter Monday
  • The Irish Grand National is the main event on the day
  • Mostahdaf, French Dynamite and Amniarix feature amongst our best bets
Amniarix and jockey Richard Kingscote (right) coming home to win the Get Your Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boost Fillies' Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton. (Getty)
Jon Vine 06 Apr 2021
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Easter weekend rounds off in thrilling fashion on Monday, as nine races will be shown live on ITV Racing. The Irish Grand National is the last of five races coming to us from Fairyhouse, while Kempton Park stages four valuable races on their all-weather track.

Let's dive straight into our ITV Racing betting tips on Easter Monday!

Monday's ITV Racing Schedule

2:40pm Fairyhouse Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m
2:55pm Kempton Unibet "You're On" Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Class 2) 1m
3:15pm Fairyhouse Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle 2m6f
3:30pm Kempton Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 2) 1m
3:50pm Fairyhouse Underwriting Exchange Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m4f
4:02pm Kempton Unibet Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) 1m
4:20pm Fairyhouse Devenish Chase (Grade 2) 2m4f
4:35pm Kempton Unibet 15 To Go Queen's Prize Handicap (Class 2) 2m
5:00pm Fairyhouse Irish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade A) 3m5f

ITV Racing Tips - Monday 5th March

Race 1 - Juvenile Hurdle Tips

TEAHUPOO beat Good Ball - a two-time winner for Paul Nicholls since - on his sole start in France. Since joining Denise Foster, Robbie Power has guided Teahupoo to a couple of emphatic wins here at Fairyhouse, scoring by 15 lengths in a maiden and seven lengths in a Grade Three. 

The team decided to bypass the Triumph Hurdle to target this Grade Two. I see no reason to side against the favourite.

Race 2 - Fillies' Conditions Stakes Tips

The old adage is, when there are only three runners in a race, back the outsider of the three, and I think THANK YOU NEXT could cause an upset here.

Richard Hannon's filly ran on well to finish second behind Saffron Beach in her final juvenile outing in the Oh So Sharp Stakes. On her reappearance, Thank You Next started slowly and was outpaced over seven furlongs at Lingfield. Stepping up in trip will definitely suit and Sean Levey's mount has winning form around this track.

Race 3 - Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle

I'm going to take a chance on the novice CAPILANO BRIDGE, who's only run once over the minimum distance. Conor O'Dwyer's six-year-old won a handicap at Naas off 118 two starts ago, and ran a really good race on his first start over 20-furlongs last time out. I'm confident he's still well-handicapped, and Stowaway has produced plenty of top three-milers down the years.

Race 4 - Conditions Stakes Tips

MOSTAHDAF went into his debut at Newcastle as the 1/2 favourite, and the result was never really in doubt, as Rab Havlin's mount kicked on from the two-pole to win by four lengths. 

By Frankel and a half-sister to Gosden's dual-Grade One winner Nazeef, Mostahdaf is clearly bred to go to the top, and the fact he's entered in the Dante suggests this step up in trip will only bring about further improvement.

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Rachael Blackmore will attempt to carry the Bob Olinger colours to victory on French Dynamite. (Getty)

Race 5 - Underwriting Exchange Hurdle Tips

I'm often keen to oppose horses who ran at the Cheltenham Festival when they're turned out again so quickly, so I'm going to take Beacon Edge and The Bosses Oscar on with FRENCH DYNAMITE.

Mouse Morris' charge beat The Bosses Oscar in a maiden over this trip last season, and placed behind Sire Du Berlais in the Lismullen Hurdle earlier in the season. After an easy win at Leopardstown last month, Rachael Blackmore's mount can make the break-through at Graded level on Monday.

Race 6 - Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes Tips

Ed Walker won this race with Agrotera for owner Bjorn Nielsen two years ago, and AMNIARIX has a fantastic chance of making it two wins in three years for her trainer.

Amniarix didn't make her debut until the second half of her three-year-old campaign, running well twice over fix furlongs. Amniarix then got off the mark with a fine performance over seven furlongs, before winning comfortably over a mile here at Kempton.

Despite getting sandwiched leaving the stalls and running keen for the first two furlongs, Richard Kingscote needed just hands and heels to guide Amniarix to victory at Wolverhampton last time out. Walker's filly beat horses rated 92 and 99 with ease off level weights that day, and there's clearly more to come from this late developer.

Race 7 - Devenish Chase Tips

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Fakir D'Oudairies is the most obvious selection, but he had a very hard race trying to chance down the superb Allaho in the Ryanair Chase and could be worth taking on. However, the rest of the field either come into this race on the back of a poor run, or they're yet to prove they stay this trip, so finding an alternative is difficult.

I'm going to take a small punt on EASY GAME, who was still going reasonably well in the Horse And Jockey Chase when he unshipped Brian Hayes last time out. Willie Mullins' charge loves good ground and boasts a strong record going right-handed. It's a risk backing him, but it could be worth it.

Race 8 - Queen's Prize Handicap Tips

I think it could be worth taking hot-favourite Postileo on, as the form of his win at Salisbury isn't working out well at all, and this will be his first start on the all-weather. 

I'd much rather side with STARCZEWSKI, who's won over course-and-distance and proved he had pace over a shorter trip at Wolverhampton last time out. Jamie Spencer has been in the saddle for both of Starczewski's most recent wins, and he'll look to deliver his mount late once again.

Race 9 - Irish Grand National Tips

Latest Exhibition tops the betting for the 2021 Irish Grand National, ahead of two big market movers in Sempo and Agusta Gold. Fellow novices Run Wild Fred, the Big Dog, Coko Beach and Ecaria Ten also sit prominently in the betting.

Read our guide to the 2021 Irish Grand National to see the latest odds, some key trends and our two against the field.

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