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Blimey if we thought yesterday was busy, today has a whole lot more racing to fill your boots with including the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh, Sandy Lane & Temple Stakes at Haydock and a plethora of other cards around the UK & Ireland. 8 cards in total in what could be a potentially fantastic day of racing…. Before we get to that, we should recap yesterdays blog…
Charlie –All Back To Mine won as expected advised at 11-2 returned at 6-1. Bold Record was 3rd and Never Be Enough could only manage to finish 2nd.
Rich – Desirous, Private Secretary & Nonchalance (Winners) Visible Chance & Sacred Dance (Placed)
Jamie – Tango & Buckhurst (2nd) Siskin(Winner) Verhoyen E/W(4th) Fire Fly (7th) Gee Rex (8th) Editorial(6th).
Now that’s all taken care of we can look forward to todays offerings… Just like yesterday we are joined by Jamie, who will take you through the Curragh card including the 1,000 Guineas( Rich also has a thought for that race too!) Charlie will lead the way with his Saturday Selections while Rich will have the Final Word… So lets get them from the pre parade ring down to the start….
Haydock 2.50 Awe – Won a Class 4 at Redcar over 7f in October last year, was then 2nd at Chelmsford in a Class 5 over 7f, 12 days later. Was then put away for the winter before making Seasonal return at Ascot on the 10th May in a Class 2 Handicap over 7f and finished a 1/2 length 2nd to Motafaawit. Has gone up 4lb for that and is drawn in stall 4 and that could be ideal although will need to settle better as pulled to hard last time out.
Chester 3.30 Jabbar -Has placed in the first 3 in 4 of last 5 starts, only blip came at Kempton when finishing 5th over 2m on the 2nd February. Was dropped in trip for latest race at Hamilton and finished 3rd over 1m 5f to Rare Groove. If handling the 7lb higher than last win mark could get involved here but will need a bit of luck in running.
Ffos Las 6.05 Trump’s Benefit -Although isn’t a prolific winner has shown some promise in spaces, although was 4th on Monday when making Handicap Debut at Ludlow over 3m. His jumping will need to improve if he is to land one of these and has relatively low mileage with plenty room for improvement.
Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you over to Jamie for his thoughts at the Curragh.
Jamie – The Curragh
1:50 – Foran Equine EBF Auction Maiden (2yo) – 5f
Selection: Latin Five – win
Having a bit of racecourse experience is key in these early season 2yo
races. Joseph O’Brien’s Latin Five is my pick here after an excellent
debut at Navan when runner up. He will come on a good bit for that
race. Michael O’Callaghan’s youngsters are always feared… so
perhaps the e/w angle in this race is his newcomer My Friend Stan.
2:25 – Heritage Hotel & Spa Handicap (3yo+) – 6f
Selection: Hammersmith – win
While it is tough for a 3yo to go up against seasoned sprinters, I feel
that Hammersmith has got it in his locker to grab a place here at
least. Obviously, the pull in the weights sees him in with a big shout.
Miss Jabeam is progressing slowly but is getting there (much like
myself!). She was a good second behind one of today’s rivals the last
day and can build on that and be the e/w selection for many here.
3:00 – Weatherby’s Ireland Greenland Stakes (Group 2) (4yo+) – 6f
Selection: Mr Lupton – win
In Mr Lupton I think we have the banker of the day. British stables
have a great record in big Irish sprint races. Chessman has been
running very well so far this season… including a close second to
Sergei Prokofiev at Cork… He can be the main danger to Mr Lupton
along with Ardhoomey who is a c+d winner.
3:35 – Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas (Group 1) (3yo) – 1m
Selection: Magna Grecia – win
A fascinating renewal of the Irish 2000 Guineas. Magna Grecia can
complete another Guineas for the master himself, Aidan O’Brien. He
has done nothing wrong and was much the best horse at
Newmarket. He should improve for that run too… Too Darn Hot is a
worthy favourite but just nine days after a hard race in the Dante is
not ideal and I think he may get tired in the last furlong. The talented
Mohawk could be worth an e/w bet at big odds.
4:10 – Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2) (4yo+) – 1m
Selection: I Can Fly – win
She might not be the most consistent horse ever seen but, on her
day, I Can Fly is a very smart Filly. Notably on her QEII second to
Champion 3yo Roaring Lion. I am not overly confident, but it’s the
most likely outcome that she is up to winning this… Beshaayir
improved a lot throughout last season and at juicy odds could be the
value against my selection for Frankie Dettori and William Haggas.
4:45 – FBD Hotels & Resorts Handicap (Premier Handicap) (4yo+) –
Selection: Ming – each way
Undoubtedly the class horse in this race is Joseph O’Brien’s Ming.
The son of Pour Moi was running in Grade 1s over in the USA last
summer. So that shows you just how good Joseph thinks he is. He
clearly needed the runout at Dundalk and should be in the reckoning
here. Sheisdiesel and Karwaan are others to consider…
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks guys, brilliant stuff yesterday from all of us on what could have been a day of banana skins…. I have Haydock, York & my Irish 1,000 Guineas for you, so lets get cracking all the first race will be over by the time I have finished!!!
Haydock – Good to Firm…
2.50 Silver Bowl Handicap… Class 2… 3YO Only… 1m 37yds
Spirit Warning…. Runner up on both turf starts this season in an Epsom Class 4 1m 113yd Handicap by 1 length to Multamis on April 24th & last time out when stepping up to Class 2 company on May 9th in a 7f 127yd Handicap. Finishing 1 length behind winner Lincoln Park…
DANGER… Oasis Prince… Winner of the last 3 starts ranging from 7f to 1m 100yds and last time out over 1m on May 11th in a Class 3 Handicap over C&D winning by a head, up in class…
3.25 Sandy Lane Stakes… Group 2… 3YO Only… 6f…
Calyx…The Kingman colt was unbeaten in both runs as a 2YO including winning the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot in June by 1 length from Advertise. Made it 3 wins from 3 starts when making a winning seasonal return on May 1st in the Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trail Stakes by 4 lengths.
4.00 Temple Stakes… Group 2…. 5f…
Mabs Cross… The only female in the field and the 5YO mare has to give 2Lb to most of the field, that said having beaten Favourite & last seasons winner of this race Battaash by 3/4’s of a length in the Prix De L’abbaye at Longchamp on her final start of last season. Started this season by winning the Group 3 Palace House Stakes by a neck on May 4th, so has a run on her side compared to Battaash(Who is top rated 123), who is the most likely DANGER to Mabs Cross…
4.35 Cecil Frail Class 1 Listed ( Fillies’)… 6f…
Perfection… Winner of the Boadicea Stakes (Fillies’ & Mares’) Class 1 Listed 6f at Newmarket in October by a neck before moving from John Gosden to David O’Meara. Made seasonal return at Lingfield in the Group 3 Chartwell Fillies’ Stakes over 7f finishing a close up runner up to Pretty Baby by a head…
DANGER… Signora Cabello… Winner of 2 Group 2 races last season including the 5f Queen Mary at Ascot & 5 & 1/2f Robert Papin at Maison-Laffitte. Made season return in the 6f Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trail, won by Calyx, finishing 4th by 4 & 3/4 lengths. Top rated 112…
York… Good to Firm…
3.45 Sprint Handicap… Class 2 … 5f…
Leodis Dream… 2 wins from 3 runs last season and 3 from 3 starts in 2019. Noted in my column on May 8th when landing a Chester Class 2 5f Handicap by 1/2 a length from Recon Mission with 3rd She Can Boogie has since won…
Curragh… Good to Firm…
3.35 Irish 2,000 Guineas… Group 1… 3YO Only… 1m..
Magna Grecia.. The English 2,000 Guineas winner by 2 & 1/2 lengths at Newmarket on May 4th. Already a Group 1 winner last season on final start of 2018 when landing Doncaster’s Futurity Stakes in October having finished runner up in the Autumn Stakes Group 3 to Persain King, who has since won 2 from 2 and recently landed the Longchamp Group 1Poule D’essai Des Poulains on May 12th….
That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by & for your support…
All the best – Charlie , Rich & Jamie