Who To Follow At The Curragh On Saturday - 16/07/22

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Curragh - July 15 2022
Curragh 13:03
Ryan Moore

Little Big Bear

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
OR: 104
Days: 31

One of the big races of the day is the Group Three Anglesey Stakes over six furlongs and Little Big Bear could make it a quick fire double for the Ballydoyle maestro.

Finishing second to the smart Tough Talk on debut at the Curragh over 6f and then next time out was dropped to 5f and looked highly impressive landing a Maiden by 5 lengths.

He looked better than a Listed horse and was pitched into the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot and went on to get the job done close home in the 24 runner field.

The second has since gone on to win a Listed race convincingly and if improving again should take all the beating.


Trainer To Follow - Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien sends a strong team to the Curragh on Saturday and looks to have some runners across the afternoon especially in the first two races.

Hans Andersen in the Maiden over seven furlongs looks to have a big chance of getting off the mark after his second on debut at Tipperary in June.

He then fields Little Big Bear in the Group Three Anglesey Stakes with the colt holding leading form having landed the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes and the second since winning well.

Jockey To Follow - Colin Keane

Colin Keane looks to have a lovely book of rides on Saturday at the Curragh and that makes him the rider to follow across the afternoon.

In the opener he teams up with Desert Haven for Noel Meade who should improve for his debut and then in the Group Three Anglesey Stakes he sits on the unbeaten Slan Abhaile, who could be anything.

Looking to land the Scurry Handicap Stakes he has a big chance on Neo Soul and then in the Group Two Sapphire Stakes he sits on last years winner Mooniesta, who should go close.

In the Group One Irish Oaks Cairde Go Deo is one of the outsiders at 20/1 but heading into the race seeking a hat-trick could ste up again and land a place.