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A couple of decent races at the Curragh to conclude the week. I'm hoping a consistent O'Brien runner will enjoy the step up in trip and drop in class. It's been a decent week for the selections, fingers crossed this one can end the week in style.

Curragh 3:35

This renewal doesn't appear to be full of horses who could win this, with arguably three or four at a push having a chance based on the bare form. In my opinion, THE MEDITERRANEAN deserves to be the favourite and should take all the beating if he stays this trip and if he isn't fatigued from his efforts in the St Leger just over a fortnight ago.

In recent years this race has been dominated by 3yo's, who have won the last three versions of this race. At this time of year, the weight for age allowance isn't massive, but it is still a big help. The Mediterranean is already the highest rated horse in the race, yet he gets 7lbs from his closest rival, Search For A Song. The latter horse doesn't appear to be at the same level as she once was, and I think she has an uphill task of giving away weight to a horse who could potentially be better at this new trip, as he could be a cup horse for next year.

Aidan O'Brien's horse definitely has the strongest form on offer, with his recent third at Doncaster in the St Leger. He finished 4.75 lengths behind Hurricane Lane, who is an absolute monster of a horse and is definitely in the top 2/3 of the 3yo crop this season, so that performance is no disgrace. The time before the Leger saw The Mediterranean finish 2nd to Yibir in the York Great Voltigeur Stakes. That form has been boosted since, as the winner went on to win the Belmont Park Derby, and doing it in easy fashion. Obviously that's in America, so it's hard to weigh up what he beat, but to put it into perspective, Bolshoi Ballet was back in fourth, 5.5 lengths behind Yibir, and he is a previous Group 1 winner.

Of the older horses, you'd have to say that Lismore is the main threat. He looks like a totally different beast under the trainer Henry De Bromhead, and beat a decent field in a Group 3 at Sandown back in May. He has not been seen since, which would be a concern, but nevertheless he will one of the main rivals.

47 Comments
  1. Deb2000 11 months ago

    I’ll row in as well on The Mediterranean Rizzel 11/8 on his last few runs he looks like hes crying out for 2mile and seems to go better on faster going 👍

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  2. cairnzy1878 11 months ago

    Evening,

    A messy disappointing Saturday it looked for punters.. I only had the one large each way selection on Irish Admiral but he faded quite quickly.

    As usual Saturday is normally a day to keep the money in the pocket or stick to the football but even that throws in the shocks with Liverpool drawing with Brentford and untied beat by villa.. You can’t win!

    Anyway back to racing. I’ve only the one selection and I’ve been sat scratching my head over two runners in the race but I’ve finally decided on one.

    Knowing my luck none of them will be anywhere to be seen and I’ll be away with my tail between my legs… but I’ll take the punt anyway!!

    1:50 – Epsom Downs – Sovereign Prince 7/2 365

    The other selection that I was struggling to choose from was DevasBoy for mark johnston. Like I’ve previously said punting on inexperienced 2 year olds with only a handful of runs under their belt is always a risk regardless of yard,jockey and pedigree. Well in my opinion anyway.

    Johnston likes his horses taking the lead or at least very prominent 1 or 2 of the leader. I don’t know… I do feel Fanning will take him to the lead/be very prominent and you see it all the time with inexperienced 2 year olds that take the lead, they get lonely and start to wonder.They are still learning their trade.

    Sovereign Prince is conceding weight all round which isn’t a plus but he ran a nice 2nd to Wings of war who went on to land the Mill Reef and that forms stands him in a strong position regardless of being top weight. Buick on board is an obvious plus and doesn’t need explaining.

    Good luck

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    • Deb2000 11 months ago

      Excellent cheers cairnzy nice drift as well 👍further he went better he looked probably even a mile next.

    • cairnzy1878 11 months ago

      💥💥💥

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    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Nice work mate decent price as well to make it worth backing 👍👏

    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      Sunday lunch paid for, cheers crainzy🍔

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    • cairnzy1878 11 months ago

      @Elvis

      You are very welcome mate. Enjoy your lunch! 💥👏🏻

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      You can buy yourself some caffeine shampoo with the change Elvis ! 😂😂

    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      As the commercial says dazz.
      FIGHT FOR YOUR HAIR ✂️

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      That’s like Joshua trying to fight usyk 😂

  3. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    Ffos las

    3:10 – diamond cottage 11/2

    5:20 – the Daley express 10/1

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    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      4:05 Curragh – line out 10/1

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  4. Thebigflu 11 months ago

    Am following Buick and murphy tomorrow they look good for 3 each and holly gets 1 ,,,and there jew a few winners after the last shit 2 days they,ve had so its goldspur,,Danville,desert land, neptune seas,,all epsom,,,aldbourne,,,damned elusive,,spirit level,,hurricane helen,,,,and incorrigible,,all ffo GL Thats were my moneys going

    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      C KEANE two get 2 winners 4’1 special, sure hes on 6 rides ,ill take it G.L

    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Holly gets hers

  5. Gateacre Pete 11 months ago

    Note Maison 5.50 Ffos Las 33s at the moment. Trainer kittow has only sent out a couple of 2 Yr old this year and both have won.
    Worth an ew or ew extra at least
    GL today

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    • Gateacre Pete 11 months ago

      Notre maison

    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Also dark tulip its got the draw at epsom 16’1 last night might be wroth looking at

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  6. recoba 11 months ago

    Main bet landed in USA last night with Chub Wagon at 2/1 but Yankee was a let down.

    Treble and single for tonight…

    🐎🇺🇸

    Gulfstream-R3…Rod To Rod. 4/5
    R4…Adventure Seeker. 4/1(**** one from my tracker that won last time by 5l on 2nd outing. Same Jockey and C&D and can beat a short price favourite)
    Belmont R4…Senbei 6/5

    GL all today

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    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Thanks ill put in tresure quest at woodbine to mk a Yankee

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    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Nice one your 3 come in and mine well turned it into Japanese sushi

  7. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    1:25 – Curragh – so sally can wait 8/1 Ew

    Sense a bit of deception going on here

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    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      Don’t look back in anger dazz 🎤

    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Sweet ill have a look but j,hefferman and c keane look good at that meeting,,

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Haha I’ll try not to mate . Just thought they might be doing a little deception switching jockeys to throw people off the scent like some others have been known to do oh well hopefully my main selections will do some damage later . Daley express got to be due a win now surely ? Ha

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  8. cairnzy1878 11 months ago

    Have a bit of that!

    Sovereign Prince swoops through with half a furlong left to land the spoils! Devasboy chased her home in behind and I got that one bang on the money!

    It’s been a fantastic week of tipping!

    Well done if you followed, well done all winners!

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    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      You been on form long may it continue

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    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Nice mate follow him on the rest

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    • recoba 11 months ago

      Nice one mate.

      Stuck £2.68 on it with Goldspur who refused to run or something there in 2.20. Been nice Buick double I’d have said but I’ll take the single. 👍

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    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Aye thats B S ,with goldspur ,in the usa they delay all there races by half hour , why not walk him round let him cam down a bit then try him again ,if he still messes about pull him

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    • recoba 11 months ago

      US they’ve always there wee thunder buddy horse with them too so loading is usually very fast n efficient.

  9. elvis parsley 11 months ago

    Whirling dervish 4-05 curragh.
    20-1 ew 6 places @skybet
    14-1 ew extra 9 places 1/4 odds.
    Also
    El tren 8-1 has been laid out for this and might be worth a small each way as he has won this race for the last 2 years,

    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      Dervish non runner ☹️

  10. Thebigflu 11 months ago

    Hefferman gets home

  11. Thebigflu 11 months ago

    Taking a shot at the first 4 in usa ,,jestful,17’40 laurel park,,kantharos image 17’50’gulfstream,,,shalimar gardens18’00 belmont,,,be like clint 18’10’woodbine GL

  12. dazzman1979 11 months ago

    Race 1 gulfstream- gran saman 14/1 e/w

  13. cairnzy1878 11 months ago

    Last one from me,

    Each way extra 4 places on this one. Not sure if all online betting firms offer it. If not take the normal 3 places.

    5:50 Ffos- Notre Maison

    Coast and Lil Guff are probably worthy enough market leaders but Lil Guff was frustrating to follow and finally got the head in front last time out at Kempton but has been penalised for that win and that might just find her out.

    Coast ridden by Oisin Murphy current market leader
    ran into one too good last time but should be winning in this company sooner rather than later.

    What drew my eye to Notre Maison was the booking of Rob Hornby the young jockey is in decent form and he seems to ride some big odd winners as of late. Trainer has only ridden 2 year olds this season and both have won their races was another thing that caught the eye. If you can take each way extra ( 4 places ) at 20s it might not be a bad bet.

    Nothing else from me today. Good luck!

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    • Super Wilf 11 months ago

      Noooooo!!!!!

  14. elvis parsley 11 months ago

    🇫🇷 Lucky last 🇫🇷
    Zaky 6-55 Vichy.
    16-1 ew extra 6 places.
    ——————————–
    This is a hurdler primarily and has been doing well in that sphere recently winning at auteuil earlier this month.
    First run for new trainer today over an inadequate 1 mile 3 furlongs.
    Softer the ground the better
    Got to beat 5 of these to pay out,

    • dazzman1979 11 months ago

      Do you ever bet on those foreign chariot races haha what a game that is almost as bad as the dogs

    • elvis parsley 11 months ago

      Ben Hur racing 😃
      They used to have that down the road at Rhyl .
      Sadly no jumps version of it though 🦒

    • Thebigflu 11 months ago

      Have you seen the youtube video called the biggest horse bet ,watch it m8 ‘

  15. MANCITY01 11 months ago

    Did The Mediterranean win i

  16. MANCITY01 11 months ago

    Did The Mediterranean win today

    Many Thanks

    • Super Wilf 11 months ago

      Nope

      Second

    • Deb2000 11 months ago

      No Search for a song was really well bet before the race and won very easy Mediterranean only 2nd.

  17. recoba 11 months ago

    3x 2nds in the USA! 🐎 💩

    2 for late then…

    Belmont-R9…Bell Sofia. 5/6
    Remington -R4…Tejano Twist. 13/8

    GL

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