Found for Guineas Glory
Aidan O’Brien has won two of the three classics run already this season and he can add to that with, Found, in today’s 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Beaten on her seasonal reappearance on heavy ground at the Curragh, the Galileo filly should prove fitter tomorrow and is sure to relish the drying ground.
Her two-year-old form looks rock solid and she left a favourable impression when winning at Longchamp last October as a two year old.
Ryan Moore is riding as well as ever and he can add another classic to his illustrious CV today.
If Found is to go into the history books she will have to account for seventeen rivals, of which stable mate, Kissed The Stars and Jim Bolger’s, Pleascach are most feared.
The UK challengers dominate the head of the market for the Tattersalls Gold Cup with The Grey Gatsby fancied to give Moore a Group 1 double.
If he is at the same level as he was last year Kevin Ryan’s grey should be very hard to beat. It does look a tricky enough contest though, I’ll be sitting it out.
An each way chance should be given to Fascinating Rock who is improving with every run and could cause an upset if The Grey Gatsby puts in a below par effort.
As with yesterday, we start the card with an interesting two-year-old maiden, this time it’s the turn of the colts.
I’m going to side with Jim Bolger’s, Tribal Beat who can put his race experience to use and triumph at the second time of asking.
Fancied on his debut at the Curragh over five furlongs, Kevin Manning’s mount was slow away before staying on late on to grab the fourth spot.
With the benefit of that run and the step up to six furlongs I think he can shed his maiden tag.
The two mile handicap can go to the in form team of Pat Smullen and Dermot Weld with Silwana.
A maiden winner at Galway last term the four-year-old filly looks to have a nice mark and that can be exploited here.
The mile and a half handicap looks ultra competitive but a I’ll give Chris Hayes’ mount, Majenta a tentative vote at an each way price.
Giovanni Caneletto has halved in price for the Epsom Derby without seeing a racetrack this season, due to the below par efforts of some of his stable mates.
He gets his chance to show us what he’s made of today and he should be winning a race of this nature if he is Epsom bound, but I couldn’t be getting involved at such a short price. Let him win away.
The same applies to the Aidan O’Brien trained, Bantry Bay, in the concluding maiden. Nabbed late on by stable mate, Bondi Beach on debut at Leopardstown, Ryan Moore’s mount can go one better today. At the prices though it’s another watching race for me.
1.40 – Tribal Beat 15/8
3.55 – Found 15/8 NAP
4.30 – Majenta 25/1 EW
5.00 – Silwana 4/1
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