13:40 Curragh

AUGUSTE RODIN, who is the first foal out of three-time Group 1 winner Rhododendron, caught the eye on his debut over C&D at the beginning of the month. He did not get a clear run on that occasion and with more luck today, the son of Deep Impact should be hard to beat. Glazunov is out of a Group-placed mare and he is arguably the pick of the newcomers, although Greenland and Tiverton also merit consideration.
Prediction : 1st Auguste Rodin 2nd Glazunov 3rd Tiverton

14:10 Curragh

STATUETTE couldn't have been more impressive on her debut at Navan when quickening clear inside the final furlong and the well-bred filly, a half-sister to last year's Cheveley Park heroine Tenebrism, is likely to progress upped into Group company. Comhra (second) finished ahead of It's Showtime Baby (third) and Matilda Picotte (fourth) when the trio were behind Albany winner Meditate at Naas and they are all capable of a decent showing, but the main threat may prove to be Zarinsk. The daughter of Kodiac won here on debut last month and she warrants plenty of consideration.
Prediction : 1st Statuette 2nd Zarinsk 3rd Comhra

14:40 Curragh

Lord Dudley is looking for his hat-trick after a narrow success at Cork and another 2lb from the handicapper looks fair. He may mount the biggest challenge to HEAD MISTRESS, who makes her handicap debut here after racing in Listed and Group company for her last three starts. She could find these easier to deal with, while Arnhem is also worth consideration after a run of placed efforts.
Prediction : 1st Head Mistress 2nd Lord Dudley 3rd Arnhem

15:10 Curragh

A competitive renewal of the race won by Urban Beat 12 months ago from just 3lb lower. He has to be respected once again but preference is for the lightly-raced EROSANDPSYCHE, who really caught the eye when flying home on his stable debut for Paddy Twomey, suggesting he should be ideally suited by a strong pace to aim at here. The unexposed Ano Syra was an impressive winner over C&D last time and is hard to rule out along with fellow recent winners Moss Tucker and Tees Spirit.
Prediction : 1st Erosandpsyche 2nd Ano Syra 3rd Tees Spirit

15:45 Curragh

With several appealing prospects who are easy to make a case for, marginal preference is for DREAMLOPER, who is the only runner in the field to win at this level. She has previously won a Group 2 on good to firm ground, so shouldn't be fazed by the drying conditions. La Petite Coco looks to be on the up, given her two latest wins in Group 3 and Group 2 company, while Concert Hall is also feared having shown up well at Epsom last time.
Prediction : 1st Dreamloper 2nd La Petite Coco 3rd Concert Hall

16:20 Curragh

Following a creditable effort in a Grade 1 hurdle at Punchestown, HMS SEAHORSE can land the spoils in a competitive event. Last seen on the Flat when trained by Aidan O'Brien, the son of Galileo could prove well treated off a mark of 82. The hat-trick seeking Dame Rapide should make her presence felt along with last year's winner Effernock Fizz, who will have to defy a 6lb higher mark if she's to repeat the feat. The remainder are headed by Aingeal Dorcha and Safecracker.
Prediction : 1st Hms Seahorse 2nd Dame Rapide 3rd Effernock Fizz

16:50 Curragh

FREE TO PARTY stepped forward from his debut when runner-up at Leopardstown and the son of Free Eagle has been found a decent opportunity to get his head in front. Lecale's Destiny has to enter calculations following his second on debut at Gowran last month, while others worthy of consideration include Paris Peacock, who has placed on all of her starts to date, and Rick Dalton, who may appreciate dropping back in trip.
Prediction : 1st Free To Party 2nd Lecales Destiny 3rd Paris Peacock

17:25 Curragh

COUGAR only found one too good in the Ulster Derby at Down Royal eight days ago off a mark of 84 and a reproduction of that level of form today would give the son of Deep Impact a big chance. Nemean is an obvious threat to the selection having hit the crossbar on his racecourse bow at Gowran recently and he is entitled to improve for that experience. Nusret is another with valid form claims, while Astelia and Rosso Corsa are both noteworthy newcomers.
Prediction : 1st Cougar 2nd Nemean 3rd Nusret

26/06/2022 Curragh Acca