The week starts with no less than seven meetings to look forward too. Bath, Beverley, the Curragh, Down Royal, Kempton, Warwick and Windsor all host action and we’ll have horse racing tips for of them!
I’ll be focusing on the Curragh, however, as Aidan O’Brien has assembled a strong raiding party for the card headlined by the Group 2 Mooresbridge Stakes. He has strong chances in five different races, with the accumulator paying 455-1.
Find all the details below, as O’Brien bids to follow up yesterday’s success in the 1000 Guineas with Mother Earth!
2.00 Curragh – Cadamosto
Sent off 7/4 for his Dundalk debut earlier this year, he created a strong impression with a facile success over five furlongs. Despite showing inexperience, he was much the best and will have learned plenty from that experience.
He sets the standard on the figures and given his £130,000 price-tag, connections think plenty of this son of No Nay Never, who could enhance his reputation.
2.35 Curragh – Broome
Finished fourth in the 2019 Derby, seen on just a pair of occasions in 2020 where he was safely held. He’s returned this season in great form, however, winning both the Listed Devoy at Naas and the Group 3 Alleged over ten furlongs here.
Dropping back in distance has clearly suited him and given his 2019 form, he could be a force at higher levels than this if granted a trouble-free campaign. This season’s form makes him comfortably the one to beat.
3.10 Curragh – Queen’s Speech
O’Brien has two in this Group 3 contest, but this daughter of American Pharoah is comfortably the one to side with. She made her debut over course and distance last November and despite being bred to dislike the heavy ground, she went effortlessly clear to score by five lengths.
She’s an exciting prospect this season, especially on a better surface, as it should really suit her on paper. Ryan Moore unsurprisingly prefers her to Elizabethan and plenty of improvement is surely on the cards. A 20-1 ante-post chance in the Epsom Oaks, she can justify that entry by taking some big scalps in the Athasi.
3.45 Curragh – Montego Bay
Cost a whopping 250,000 euros as a yearling, running twice as a juvenile at the five-furlong distance. She looked in need of further on both occasions and stepped up to the mile on return at Leopardstown, she was strong at the finish despite being too keen early.
She makes her handicap debut off a rating that doesn’t look overly harsh and dropping back to seven furlongs shouldn’t inconvenience her too much. Partnered by Moore for the first time, she’s one to take very seriously now she has race fitness on her side.
4.20 Curragh – Horoscope
Ballydoyle has a pair of chances in the Listed Tetrarch, with preference being for this 300,000gns purchase. He broke his maiden in style on seasonal return over course and distance, not enjoying the best of passages behind 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare at Leopardstown last time.
That effort can be upgraded and there’s surely progression to come from this three-year-old, especially on a better surface. Our Monday NAP of the Day runs in the same race, however, and his biggest danger will be Ace Aussie. He finished behind our best bet in that aforementioned Leopardstown contest and will need to take a step forward to reverse that form.
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