Preview of 1,000 Guineas day at the Curragh

By Luke 

Yesterday’s selections were not going good until being saved in the last when Karisi won, put up at 9/1. Hopefully we can get more winners and some earlier in the card.

The feature race is the 1,000 Guineas off at 4:25. This lookes to be wide open with ten runners heading to the one mile start. This race will see the form tested from the English equivalent. I think Just Wonderful will run better here. She was out the back for most of the race before making up good late ground to finish a close sixth. She is a previous course and distance winner as a two year old. I think if she can be closer earlier on in the race she will go close at 5/1.

Race two off at 2:20

Little Carinet was a nice fourth last time over course and distance earlier this month. The first two have since came out and run good races in defeat. On his penultimate start he was second at Navan. The third, Teddy Boy has since finished second at Naas. He has won off a mark of 78 back in 2017 and he is well handicapped off a current mark of 62. I don’t think it will be long till he wins off this mark and I think he will go close at 10/1 in a competitive race.

Race three off at 2:50

Kafu has been struggling over seven furlongs on his last two starts and the drop to five furlongs will suit him. He ran a nice race for a long way at Naas last time out before emptying in the straight. Back over five furlongs he will be able to stride on without restraint. I think he is well handicapped off 79 and I think he will go close a two 11/2.

Race six off at 5:00

Eastern Racer has been in good form of late finishing in the first two in his last three starts. He was last seen finishing second behind Port Lions last weekend at Naas. He last won three starts back in Dundalk over a mile. I think he will run another good race at 7/1.

Race seven off at 5:30

Persian Lion ran a nice reappearance at Killarney earlier this month only bet half a length. He will come on for that run and the step up to two miles here. I think his handicap mark of 89 is fair and with the run under his belt I think he will be hard to beat at 8/1.



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