Who To Follow at Curragh on Sunday - 27/06/21

Horse To Follow - Pondus

The horse to follow at the Curragh on Sunday is the Joseph O'Brien trained, Pondus, who tries his hand in the Group 2 Curragh Cup after an impressive 2nd placed finish last time out over C&D.

If ridden with a more patient approach in the race, Pondus, is taken to improve upon his runner-up effort on his next try over the 14f trip.

Noted as getting going too early last time out in a premier handicap, Joseph O'Brien's runner was headed in the final strides, despite running off a huge weight for the affair.

The son of Sea The Moon is a past Listed winner and has placed multiple times in group company signifying his potential to land a race of this type in the not so distant future.

14f looks an optimum trip for the now 5yo gelding and on just his 3rd run this season, he's expected to progress once more over the distance now stripping primed and fit for the race.

Trainer To Follow - Willie McCreery

Willie McCreery poses an interesting proposition heading into the Curragh Sunday meeting with some solid chances across the card.

The trainers yard are in fantastic form currently with 4 winners from just 6 runners this week and the yards consistency could bode well for their somewhat outsiders across the card.

Jungle Jane poses a threat in the wide open Rockingham Handicap whilst his 2 entrants in the Group 1 Pretty Polly stakes may just surprise a few, particularly Insinuendo, who would benefit from a strong pace in this one which may just come via stablemate and strong chancer Epona Plays who is known to have made the running in the past.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Despite boasting a strong hand of rides on the Saturday, Sunday arguably poses a much better chance for Ryan Moore to rack up a multitude of winners.

Luxembourg in the 13:30, Santa Barbara in the 15:05 and Passion in the 16:10 all sit as strong favourites ahead of their affairs and strong cases can be made for all 3 to prove favouritism by each landing their races with Moore in the saddle.

Despite a poor run without a given excuse at Ascot last time out, Moore's runner in the 14:00, Yet, has a chance to bounce back for the return to Irish soil upon ground considered less lively than that offered at the British Royal meeting.

Current 2nd fav for the wide open Rockingham stakes, Lord Riddiford, rounds off a very tidy string of rides for Moore who, as we know, has more than enough talent to cash in on the majority.