13:25 Curragh

A case can be made for plenty of these but none more so than ESPIONAGE, after his encouraging debut effort at Galway a few weeks ago. The son of Galileo should only benefit from that experience and has plenty in his favour this afternoon. Dark Side is an obvious threat to the selection having also hit the crossbar on his racecourse bow, while Quar Shamar and Walsingham are both newcomers to note.
Prediction : 1st Espionage 2nd Dark Side 3rd Quar Shamar

13:55 Curragh

MOUNT KING finished a far from disgraced fifth on his racecourse bow over 7f, and the fact that he kept on well on that occasion suggests a stiffer stamina test today should work in his favour. He can make his presence felt, along with Starry Heavens, who has shown plenty of promise in all three career starts. Cape Bridgewater boasts an appealing pedigree and completes the shortlist for powerful connections.
Prediction : 1st Mount King 2nd Starry Heavens 3rd Cape Bridgewater

14:30 Curragh

In this competitive contest it may pay dividends to opt for FREEDOM FALLS, who has been edging in the right direction on her three outings. Following a career-best effort, when fourth at this venue last time out, the Jack Davison-trained filly can continue her ascendancy in this contest. Lord Massusus shed the maiden tag in convincing style at Listowel on Tuesday and merits the utmost consideration, while Winemaker warrants interest in the hope of maintaining his unbeaten record.
Prediction : 1st Freedom Falls 2nd Lord Massusus 3rd Winemaker

15:05 Curragh

Art Power is sure to be popular here, having won this contest 12 months ago, but he may be opposable based on his latest outing at Haydock and a chance is taken on fellow UK raider SAM MAXIMUS. James Horton's colt was last seen winning a Listed contest at Newmarket last month and, if the first-time visor ekes out even more improvement, he looks capable of backing that performance up. Just Beautiful was below-par at Leopardstown on her reappearance, but she should fare better on this occasion.
Prediction : 1st Sam Maximus 2nd Art Power 3rd Just Beautiful

15:40 Curragh

Runner-up behind next year's Derby favourite in the Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown, CAROLINE STREET sets a lofty standard in this contest and the drop in trip looks another positive for the daughter of No Nay Never. Having won five of the last 10 renewals of this contest, Aidan O'Brien's fillies must be respected, especially Maybe Just Maybe, who was ahead of the selection here last month and performed creditably in the Debutante Stakes before that as well. The progressive Pandora Lovegood and Keep In Touch are others to consider.
Prediction : 1st Caroline Street 2nd Maybe Just Maybe 3rd Keep In Touch

16:15 Curragh

A typically wide-open renewal of this year's contest, in which only a tentative vote can be given to HMS SEAHORSE. Paul Nolan's charge hacked up at this venue in June before finishing a good third over hurdles on his latest outing. The son of Galileo will need more back on the Flat, but he remains open to improvement in this sphere. Similar comments apply to Waterville, who is able to operate from a low weight and looks set to go well, along with Grade 1-winning hurdler Echoes In Rain. Earl Of Tyrone and this year's Chester Cup hero Cleveland are likely to be in the thick of things, while Okita Soushi, who should improve for the step up in trip, is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Hms Seahorse 2nd Waterville 3rd Echoes In Rain

16:45 Curragh

AURIFODINA outran her odds to get off the mark at Naas recently and the way she won gave the impression that dropping back in trip would be of no inconvenience here with Luke McAteer retaining the ride. On the other hand, American Sonja looks as though she has been crying out for going up in distance and she appears to be the main danger. The Down Royal winner Pub Talk is another to note, as well as Semblance Of Order.
Prediction : 1st Aurifodina 2nd American Sonja 3rd Pub Talk

17:20 Curragh

In this fascinating contest the tentative vote goes to HARLEY STREET, who may be able to hit the ground running on his first start. The debutant is well bred and may prove too classy for his rivals. Faded Fantasy shaped better than the bare result suggests when sixth at Cork on his sole start and he can mount a bold bid. Zoffman found only one rival too strong on his latest outing and may follow them home.
Prediction : 1st Harley Street 2nd Faded Fantasy 3rd Zoffman

25/09/2022 Curragh Acca