Today's Tips: Vicangelome primed to get off the mark at Wexford

Two meetings in Ireland this Bank Holiday Monday, and Vicangelome gets the nap to build on the distinct promise of his chasing debut by taking the sixth race at Wexford for trainer Robert Tyner.

Today's Tips: Vicangelome primed to get off the mark at Wexford

The subject of plenty of market support prior to that first start over fences, he travelled like the winner for most of the race and still hadn’t been asked a question going to the last.

However, he made his only serious mistake at that obstacle and that allowed Badgerfort grab a narrow but decisive advantage.

While a little more cut in the ground might be desirable, that effort suggests he could be a much better chaser than he was a hurdler, and this looks an ideal opportunity to get off the mark. Also, most of his more obvious dangers, such as promising sorts King Blue and Shadow Play, would prefer much tougher conditions and a longer trip.

Indian Court can take the third race — a two-and-a-half-mile handicap hurdle — for Tom and David Mullins.

The five-year-old showed real promise in two starts in bumpers and, although well beaten on his only start over hurdles, was noted warming to his task late and staying on well to take second place behind Billbushay.

That was over two miles, and the step up in trip should help bring about plenty of improvement. He’s also likely to be better for the run, and can land the spoils at the expense of Dallas Cowboy. The latter, having shown promise in bumpers and coming from the in-form stable of Gordon Elliott, commands plenty of respect. The market should give a fair indication of expectations.

Elliott should be on the mark in the opening race at Galway with high-class bumper horse Whistling Dixie.

A half-sister to Kicking King, she won a point to point before adding two bumpers to her spoils.

She then unseated Bryan Cooper when clipping heels in a Sandown bumper, but wasn’t disgraced in a hot bumper at Aintree. Tackling hurdles for the first time, she can make her class count.

Elusive Ivy may follow her home.

The seven-runner Ennis Lifts Handicap Chase looks very competitive, but Hash Brown looks well treated off his current mark and can secure his maiden success over fences. The Michael Hourigan-trained gelding is a stone lower over fences than his highest mark over hurdles, and it’s safe to assume we haven’t yet seen the best of him in this sphere.

He has shown plenty of promise in his four outings over fences, including over course and distance, and any improvement on that form would make him hard to beat.

Steel Wave, who was a winner over hurdles at Galway last month, can take the John Mulholland Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle for Garrett Power. Narrowly beaten next time, and a shade disappointing last time, he still looks well treated, and gets in off a very light weight.

Mark Enright is likely to take his time aboard the five-year-old and can deliver him with a telling late challenge.

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