Weekend Racing Cheat Sheet From The Curragh, Haydock & York

5 min

A massive weekend of racing on both sides of the Irish Sea as Tom Stanley gives you a quick lowdown on what our Podcast team are backing!

A Classic weekend ahead, and let’s hope it’s on, given the forecast. Either way, bar York, it should be heavy ground all around, and mud lovers make up plenty of the selections from the panel.

Saturday – Irish 2000 Guineas (15:20 Curragh)

Team Wembley here, and he’s Donn’s best bet. I’ll chance the Jim Bolger second string in the hope he goes off a good bit shorter.

  • Donn – Wembley BEST BET
  • Steve – Webley / Monaasib
  • Adele – Wembley
  • Tom – Mac Swiney BEST BET

Saturday – Greenlands Stakes (14:45 Curragh)

Steve and I vote for Sonaiyla thinking that Glen Shiel’s Ascot form may not be that trustworthy. Adele is siding with the favourite and also another British raider at a reasonable price.

  • Donn – No Bet
  • Steve – Sonaiyla
  • Adele – Glen Shiel / Summerghand
  • Tom – Sonaiyla

Saturday – Landwades Stud Stakes (15:55 Curragh)

Just two shouts here, with Donn struggling to look past the favourite. Steve thinks there’s value against her.

  • Donn – Champers Elysees
  • Steve – Epona Plays
  • Adele – No Bet
  • Tom – No Bet

Saturday – Silver Bowl Handicap (15:00 Haydock)

An open enough race, but Wobwobwob is all the rage. I’m the only one looking elsewhere…

  • Donn – Wobwobwob
  • Steve – Wobwobwob
  • Adele – Wobwobwob / Heights Of Abraham
  • Tom – Heights Of Abraham

Saturday – Sandy Lane Stakes (15:35 Haydock)

Again the panel are virtually all agreed, and Mujbar is Steve’s best bet at around 9.0 at the time of recording. Donn thinks the Queen’s filly is overpriced.

  • Donn – Light Refrain
  • Steve – Mujbar BEST BET
  • Adele – Mujbar
  • Tom – Mujbar

Saturday – Temple Stakes (16:10 Haydock)

Donn and Steve agree that Lady In France is worth a bet. I think there’s one at a price worth siding with whilst Adele is keeping it in the family.

  • Donn – Lady In France
  • Steve – Lady In France
  • Adele – Que Amoro
  • Tom – Ainsdale

Saturday – 5f Handicap (15:50 York)

Again Donn and Steve agree here whilst Adele’s best bet of the weekend lines up, and I’m following her in.

  • Donn – Count D’Orsay
  • Steve – Count D’orsay
  • Adele – Pendleton BEST BET
  • Tom – Pendleton

Sunday – Irish 1000 Guineas (15:15 Curragh)

If Fev Rover drifts, then Adele is with her, but the panel are adamant Pretty Gorgeous should head the betting. I’m chancing a filly at a big price.

  • Donn – Pretty Gorgeous / No Speak Alexander
  • Steve – No Bet
  • Adele – Pretty Gorgeous. Fev Rover if 7.0 or bigger
  • Tom – Fantasy Lady

Sunday – Tattersalls Gold Cup (14:40 Curragh)

Not the strongest betting heat, but Steve makes Broome a solid selection at odds against. Adele thinks last year’s Derby winner is too big a price.

  • Donn – No Bet
  • Steve – Broome
  • Adele – Serpentine
  • Tom – No Bet

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