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The last few weeks we have been joined by Jamie & Chris, this weekend is no different!
Jamie is back with us today to cover the Curragh including the Irish Oaks, Charlie will deliver has Saturday sermon while Rich will have the Final Word…..
4.00 Hackwood Stakes Group 3 over 6f
The Tin Man – Although hasn’t won since beating Brando by 1/2 length at Haydock on the 8th September 2018, The Tin Man has ran in some top quality races since then, most notable was 2nd two starts back at Haydock on the 7th September last year, going down by 1/2 length to Hello Youmzain over 6f in the Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup. With a similar display could easily go one better with Oisin Murphy taking the reigns today. Biggest dangers comes in the shape of Tabdeed who was 2nd last time out and Summerghand who won at Pontefract on the 7th July.
6.25 British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes Class 5 over 7f 37y
State of Bliss -Newcomer from the inform Mark Johnson Yard, State of Bliss is a Colt who is out of Gleneagles and Crystal Valkyrie, cost €80k as a yearling and has the breeding to suggest that there is races to be won with him this year.
6.55 Join Racing TV Now Class 5 Handicap over 7f and 37y
Dutch Story -Is my Nap today and form figures read 12212 in handicaps over 7f. Was 2nd last time out at Yarmouth on the 3rd of June, when finishing a 1/2 length behind winner Ginger Max. Acts on any ground and is taken to go one better today with main dangers to the selection coming from Bell Heather who was 2nd at Hamilton on the 12th of July a neck behind Antico Lady, Constant is the other danger who finished 3rd last time out at Thirsk on the 29th June when behind Gullane One and Jill Rose.
The Curragh going – Yielding
5:45 – Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes –
Selection: Lancaster House
An informative little 7F Group 2 with the improving Lancaster House clashing here with multiple Group 1 winner Romanised. While Romanised is a classy horse and loves the Curragh he doesn’t have race fitness on his side and 7F on his reappearance may prove too sharp.
Lancaster house beat a smart horse in Speak in Colours over course and distance here on June 13th . Speak in Colours has since won twice and finished a three length fifth in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot. There is a lot to like about Lancaster House, he sets a
nice standard here and should be hard to beat.
6:45 – Paddy Power Scurry Handicap –
Selection: Romantic Proposal (E/W)
You really could give six or seven horses a winning chance in this tough and competitive 6F. It may be a good play to look for an e/w angle and I think I may have found you all one here near the bottom of the weights. Last time out Romantic Proposal didn’t seem to get home over 7F at the same track on Irish Derby day, he looked to be coming with a strong challenge before his stamina petered out.
However, it was his first run of the season and it’s likely that he needed the run to blow away the cobwebs. The drop in trip should help Romantic Proposal and we all know that Eddie Lynam is a master of training sprinters. I am hopeful that he can run into a place late on if they go quick enough up front.
7:15 – Juddmonte Irish Oaks –
Selection: Cayenne Pepper
The fourth Irish classic of the season is upon us. It has a familiar feel as Aidan O’Brien takes on his Son Joseph, Jessie Harrington and Ger Lyons.
Epsom runner up Ennistymon arguably brings the best form to the table but the one horse that I like here, and I have always felt that this was the race for her is Cayenne Pepper. The daughter of Australia was a real eye catcher as a 2yo winning three out of her four races, her only defeat was in the Fillies Mile where she stayed on very well after getting unbalanced in the dip.
Jessie Harrington set her a stiff task on her 3yo bow as she faced Magical in the Pretty Polly three weeks ago. She was no match for the Ballydoyle star, but I thought she shaped well in second place. I think the confidence behind Cayenne Pepper will be justified!
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks guys, a big weekend again with plenty of racing… I have Newbury & York for you today
Newbury – Good
1.05 Novice Stakes – Class 5 – 2YO Only – 7f….
A few of note in this race that you should keep your notebook ready for…
Legend of Dubai – Dubawi Colt out of Prix De L’Opera & Prix Jean Romanet winner Speedy Boarding(Shamardel) and cost 500,000 Guineas as a yearling…
Maximal – Galileo Colt out of Joyeuse. A half brother to Jubiloso & Jovial. Dam is half sister to Frankel….
Rushmore – Lope De Vega x Qusholi. A half brother to MIss Slippy & another one who cost 500,000 Guineas as a yearling!
2.15 Rose Bowl Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 2YO Only – 6f…..
Mighty Gurka – Sepoy colt who landed a Lingfield(AW) 6f Maiden on June 5th, his race course debut by some 7 & 1/2 lengths. Thrust straight into Listed company at Ascot on June 17th, when finishing 5th in the 6f Windsor Stakes by 3 & 3/4 lengths to Tactical, who has since won the July Stakes at Newmarket, with Yazaman, who was 2nd at Ascot in the same position at Newmarket & 3rd has also since won….
York – Good, Good to Firm in Places….
1.20 Novice Stakes – Class 5 – 3YO Plus – 7f 192yds….
El Ray – 3YO Lope De Vega colt out of Lucky Clio, he is a full brother to Phoenix of Spain
2.30 John Smith’s Cup – Handicap (Heritage) – Class 2 – 3YO Plus – 1m 2f 56yds….
Pivone – Last seen in February when finishing a 4 & 3/4 length 4th in a 1m 2f Class 2 Handicap on the All Weather at Chelmsford. He has a fine record here where he is 2 C&D wins from 2 runs and won this race last season from only 2Lb higher & this race has always been his target….
3.05 City Walls Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 3YO Plus – 5f….
El Astronaute – Finished 4th in this race in 2018. Finished 3rd in last season’s Group 1 Prix L’Abbaye at Longchamp in October and started 2020 with a 1/2 lengths win over Tarboosh in the 5f Listed Achilles Stakes at Doncaster on June 14th….
That is everything for you today folks…. Remember to keep your stakes small or just watch the fantastic racing on TV
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All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team