The Punt Daily: Tom Collins' free horse racing tips on Sunday afternoon
Samcro (1.30 Fairyhouse)
Although I'm a fan of Fakir D'oudairies, the fact that he is favourite for the Drinmore is ludicrous and therefore Samcro rates a value bet at around 13-8. Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old, who has won eight of 12 starts under rules, was rated 11lb better than his market rival over hurdles before going off the boil last year. A chase career was decided upon and he couldn't have been more impressive on debut in the sphere when hacking up at Down Royal a month ago. He has to give 8lb to Fakir D'oudairies, but he is a classier horse on known form and although the latter could become a proven Grade 1 performer, he shouldn't be as short in the market as forecast.
Bacardys (2.40 Fairyhouse)
Fragile eight-year-old from the in-form Willie Mullins yard who returned to something like his best when smashing Apple's Jade on his reappearance in the Lismullen Hurdle last month. He travelled and quickened well from off the pace in a race that favoured Apple's Jade and it's tough to imagine the form being reversed. He obviously has to repeat that effort if he's to win again, which isn't guaranteed given his inconsistent profile, but Mullins' horses have tended to need a run this year and further improvement is likely.
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