Sunday Curragh Best Bets – Today’s Irish Horse Racing Tips
Sunday Curragh Best Bets & Tips
The Curragh’s excellent three-day Derby meeting culminates on Sunday with a competitive eight-race card. Here at Racing Tips, we’ve delved through the action at the Curragh identifying our best bets on Sunday’s card.
It’s just the Curragh hosting the action in Ireland on Sunday, with the prestigious track hosting a jam-packed eight-race card which includes the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes.
We’ve taken a look over all eight races, identifying our best Sunday Curragh tips.
Sunday Curragh Best Bets – Irish Horse Racing Tips 27th June
2.30 Curragh – Sherry FitzGerald Country Homes Handicap (6f)
IRISH ACCLAIM has proved a shrewd purchase for current connections, winning three times in nine starts. All of those victories came at Dundalk, but he proved himself more than capable on turf when a 22/1 third at Limerick last time out.
Good ground seems imperative for this gelding, so the dry forecast will have been much welcomed, and the booking of top claimer Dylan Browne McMonagle looks a further plus for his chances.
He found himself a little further back than ideal on the sharp Limerick track last time, but a thorough test over a straight 6f may well prove his optimum conditions – and backers can expect to see him finishing fast late on here.
3.05 Curragh – Paddy Power Rockingham Handicap (5f)
ZARZYNI made a highly promising debut for current connections when third at Wolverhampton in March, and he put up an even better showing when second at Musselburgh afterwards.
That performance can be marked up as he was one of few runners on the card to challenge having been held up, and the form has worked out exceptionally well since with the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th placed horses all coming out and winning since.
The four-pound rise that Zarzyni received for that effort has been offset by his excellent rider’s claim, and he put up his career-best RPR over this very course and distance when trained by previous connections. Everything points towards a bold showing.
3.40 Curragh – Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (1m2f)
CAYENNE PEPPER would have found ground conditions far softer than ideal when a distant fourth in the Tattersalls Gold Cup on last month’s seasonal reappearance. This surface will suit far better, and she is entitled to strip fitter for that comeback run.
She looked a future Group 1 winner in waiting when demolishing a smart field over track and trip in the Group 2 Blandford Stakes last September, and with almost identical conditions here she can prove herself to be one of the best 1m2f horses in training by landing the spoils.
4.10 Curragh – Comer Group International Curragh Cup (1m6f)
PONDUS has hit the crossbar on a number of occasions since joining current connections, including when second in the competitive Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington last November. He once again occupied that finishing position in a handicap over course and distance last time, but that performance can be upgraded as he was attempting to concede almost a stone to the winner.
That run appeared to confirm that 1m6f was indeed his trip, and he has less to prove than main market rivals Passion (who is making her seasonal debut) and Amhran Na Bhfiann (who hasn’t kicked on since his Epsom Derby third).