Horse Racing Tips on Sunday, May 21
It’s Irish 1,000 Guineas day, and we’ve picked Our Lucky 15 best bets which takes in the big race itself! Follow our selections below:
State Of Rest (2.40 Curragh)
Joseph O’Brien saddles STATE OF REST at The Curragh who comes here in fine form having won last time in France.
He narrowly won the Group 1 Prix Ganay in Longchamp last month, keeping on really well down the straight to further establish his credentials as a really classy horse. That win backed up Group 1 wins in the Saratago Derby and Cox Plate and this globe trotting star looks set to put in a big challenge for more top honours on home turf.
He looks to still be on the upgrade, and should be able to serve it up to recent Meydan winner Lord North.
History (3.45 Curragh, Irish 1,000 Guineas)
Aidan O’Brien churns out Irish Guineas winners for fun, and has taken the fillies’ prize an incredible 10 times.
As so often is the case he has more than one entry in this year’s renewal, and it doesn’t always pay to stick with his first string. It’s true that Tuesday looks a worthy favourite here, but we’re taking a chance that the master trainer’s other horse, HISTORY, could be the one.
She looks like a typical O’Brien improver who could take another step up in her stride and deliver on the biggest stage. She beat the re-opposing Agartha at Leoapardstown last time out keeping on well at the finish.
With more to come all but guaranteed, we think she could outrun her odds here and claim the top prize.
Verhoyen (4.20 Curragh)
A very open renewal of this six furlong contest with plenty of chances.
It looks a real clue that VERHOYEN is entered however, having won here only on Friday over a furlong further. This could be a canny move with the horse clearly coming out of that race so well, and the forecast extra rain helping his cause.
He won that outing by 6 1/2 lengths in the manner of horse on good terms with himself. He clearly loves the track as well having won three times in his career.
In what could be a quickly run race, his extra stamina could kick in at the end and we’ll take the trainer’s confidence and back him to go in again.
La Trinida (5.05 York)
Roger Fell’s current form could really do with a boost, and LA TRINIDAD could give him just that.
His latest run, an 8th of 13 doesn’t exactly scream of a horse in form. However, he was only beaten by five or so lengths that day – and wasn’t given a hard ride when things didn’t quite work out for him.
He’s a regular here at York and always seems to run a decent race and is versatile ground wise. He should strip much fitter for this and we expect him to give us a real run for our money at likely 10/1+ odds.