We have a quality card at the Curragh to look forward to on Sunday with a pair of Group races and a premier handicap on the horizon. It is probably the fairest track in the country so usually the best horse wins. However, it is a stiff climb to the finish so you typically need a horse that can stay a bit further around here. Adrian Wall is back with his weekly Irish View piece. He has picked out three horses that he feels will run very well, or could even win. Let us take a look at those three horses more closely.
Flaxman Stables are represented by two runners but their supposed second string could be the one to side with. Cigamia created a great impression when staying on dourly to win her maiden at Naas last month, well on top at the line. She is well worth a crack at this level and there could be more to come.
Lismore bolted up in the Henry II Stakes at Sandown under Jamie Spencer in May and staying the trip certainly won’t be an issue here for De Bromhead’s runner. She looked a progressive dour stayer when trained by Sir Mark Prescott and has a touch of class about her. There should be more to come, we haven’t seen the best of her yet.
Strong Johnson might have the burden of top weight to carry but he may well have the class to see off all of his rivals. The son of Le Cadre Noir was only beaten four lengths in the Group 1 Derrinstown Flying Five over track and trip when last seen which was an incredible effort considering he was way out of his depth and sent off at odds of 200-1. Dropping back down into handicap company, he has to be a massive player under Colin Keane.
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