Irish Racing Best Bets – Curragh Tips
Sunday Irish Racing Best Bets & Tips
The Curragh’s hosts a competitive eight-race card this Sunday with the feature being the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes. Here at Racing Tips, we’ve delved through the action at the Curragh and identified our best bets on Sunday’s cards.
It’s the Curragh and Downpatrick hosting the action in Ireland on Sunday, with the former hosting a jam-packed eight-race card that includes the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes.
We’ve taken a look over all fifteen races across both meetings, identifying our best Sunday Irish Racing tips.
Sunday Curragh & Downpatrick Best Bets – Irish Horse Racing Tips 8th August
3:05 Curragh – Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes (6f)
ROMANTIC PROPOSAL endured a troubled passage when dropped back to five furlongs here last time and ultimately did well to finish as close to the leaders as she did. Moving back up to this distance looks a surefire plus, and top pilot Chris Hayes remains aboard.
She looked a bonafide Group performer when bolting up in Listed company over track and trip on her penultimate run, and an official mark of 104 doesn’t leave her with a great deal to find here.
4:10 Curragh – Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (6f)
DR ZEMPF looked a colt of some potential when bolting up over track and trip on debut in June. That form has worked out very well since with three horses finishing directly behind Dr Zempf now all finding themselves rated in the 90s.
Sent off favourite for the Railway Stakes back at this venue last time, Dr Zempf endured a nightmare passage and could only muster fourth behind the reopposing Go Bears Go. Had Dr Zempf got a clearer run that day the margin of victory would surely be closer, and Dr Zempf appears to have a greater scope for improvement – so is taken to reverse the form.