13:00 Curragh

CHARTERHOUSE has been found an excellent opportunity to shed the maiden tag on his third start having shown a huge amount of promise on both occasions at Leopardstown. The latter effort saw him finish fourth in a Group 3 and a repeat of that performance would make him very hard to beat. A Taad Moody appears the first string of Ger Lyons, with Colin Keane choosing her over The Last Knight, and she warrants plenty of respect along with fellow newcomers Notoriously Risky and Feeling Tip Top.
Prediction : 1st Charterhouse 2nd A Taad Moody 3rd Notoriously Risky

13:30 Curragh

There are a number of powerful stables with newcomers in this line-up and the betting market could prove a good guide as to what is expected of them. Connla is interesting with Shane Foley booked while Ubuntu represents a stable in fine form at present, but it might pay to side with the experience of TALACRE. A half-sister to the top-class Siskin, she is certainly bred to have plenty of ability and looks ready to win following solid placed efforts at both Bellewstown and Leopardstown.
Prediction : 1st Talacre 2nd Connla 3rd Ubuntu

14:00 Curragh

FRENETIC didn't have any excuses when beaten in Listed company at Naas earlier this month, but she has enough about her over 5f to win more races this season and this looks a shrewd bit of placing by Ger Lyons. She is 7lb ahead of likely danger Chief Little Hawk on the official ratings, and the latter hasn't built on his debut Navan success in June. Blue Cabochon is slowly improving and might prove the each-way value in the race.
Prediction : 1st Frenetic 2nd Chief Little Hawk 3rd Blue Cabochon

14:30 Curragh

MASTER OF REALITY was only fifth behind impressive winner Search For A Song in last year's Irish St. Leger, but his form this year is more encouraging than that of Dermot Weld's filly. Behind stable companion Twilight Payment over C&D the last twice, including when second in the Group 2 Curragh Cup latest, the son of Frankel can get back to winning ways with Twilight Payment not involved this time. Search For A Song was a little better over an inadequate trip in the Tattersalls Gold Cup last month and is noted, while Micro Manage is a fascinating contender despite his absence. Course winner Delphi is the pick of the three-year-olds going to post as he's unbeaten in three starts this year and really appreciated going up in trip at Leopardstown last time.
Prediction : 1st Master Of Reality 2nd Search For A Song 3rd Micro Manage

15:00 Curragh

ARMORY posted a strong effort when fourth in the Irish 2,000 Guineas and if he can reproduce that form over this longer trip he'll take plenty of beating on these terms. This looks easier than his previous 1m2f assignment in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. If he fails to stay the distance then course-and-distance winner Leo De Fury could pick up the pieces. Sixth behind the selection in the aforementioned Classic, Sinawann is going the right way and is another interesting three-year-old to consider.
Prediction : 1st Armory 2nd Leo De Fury 3rd Sinawann

15:30 Curragh

This represents a huge drop in class for GOLD MAZE, who didn't disgrace himself in either the Irish or English Derby and it will be disappointing if he gets beat. We know he handles the track and his only previous start over this trip, finishing runner-up in the Gallinule here in June, was arguably his best effort to date. He has yet to win, though, and there are a few respected in opposition. These include Avarice, Daylight Come and Karbasann, who all look fairly solid and should run well.
Prediction : 1st Gold Maze 2nd Avarice 3rd Daylight Come

16:00 Curragh

DARK MAGIC has won two of his last three for Johnny Levins and he is expected to remain very competitive despite being forced up in grade. The six-year-old only just does enough, and should be suited by another likely strongly-run race here. Out On Friday battled well to land a bit of a gamble at Galway last month and has to be taken seriously despite a 12lb rise, while Intervention and Legal Thriller are others to consider.
Prediction : 1st Dark Magic 2nd Out On Friday 3rd Intervention

16:30 Curragh

Morrone is worth a market check now going handicapping off an opening mark of 52 for Edward Lynam, who excels with his sprinters, but BAHLWAN appears the most likely winner and looks the one to be on. Denis Hogan's five-year-old had the Lynam-trained Teddy Boy back in fourth when scoring over course and distance last time and is expected to take an 8lb rise in his stride to remain competitive.
Prediction : 1st Bahlwan 2nd Morrone 3rd Teddy Boy

14/08/2020 Curragh Acca