Who To Follow At The Curragh On Sunday - 23/07/23

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Curragh - July 22 2023
Curragh 14:00
Ryan Moore


J: Ryan Moore
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 105
Days: 32

The first selection of the afternoon at the Curragh comes in the feature Group Two Romanised Minstrel Stakes on Sunday and we are siding with the filly Jumbly for Joseph O'Brien.

Having been a smart horse for Harry & Roger Charlton landing the Group Three Valiant Stakes over course and distance in July last year, she has since moved over to Ireland for Joseph O'Brien.

Being seen once to date after almost 10 months off, she made a pleasing yard debut when second to the smart Just Beautiful in the Group Two Lanwades Stud Stakes.

Sent to Royal Ascot when last seen she came with a big challenge in the Group Two Duke Of Cambridge Stakes over a mile but petered out in the final furlong which suggests the drop to 7f on soft ground will suit her down to the ground and for that reason she is worth one last chance.

Trainer To Follow - Johnny Murtagh

Johnny Murtagh has a handful of nice chances across Sunday afternoon at the Curragh starting in the opener with debutant Prime Art who is a well bred daughter of Churchill.

Murtagh then fields another newcomer in the next event with She's Scintillating being A daughter of Sioux Nation.

One of the trainers best chances of the afternoon comes in the 1m2f Handicap with Take Heart making his debut in this sphere and is bred to get the distance.

In the Group Three event over 1m1f the unbeaten Cadeau Belle is looking to make it a hat-trick of wins stepping up in grade.

Murtagh's final runner of the afternoon comes in the lucky last with Mere Accountant looking to bounce back to form and can do off a handy weight.

Jockey To Follow - Shane Foley

Shane Foley has some lovely rides up and down the card at the Curragh on Sunday starting in the opener on newcomer Camelot Alexander who makes her debut for Jessica Harrington.

Foley teams up with Harrington again in the next with Limoncello Lady who also is making her first career start for the yard.

The rider then teams up with Adrian McGuinness on Real Appeal who makes big appeal in the Group Two Minstrel Stakes over 7f.

In the Handicap over 1m2f Foley rides Angelic Appeal who steps into handicap company for the first time and she could be well handicapped off 76.

One of his best rides of the day comes in the Group Three over 9f with Village Voice looking to get to the form she showed before Royal Ascot and can do that down in trip.

Polar Bear is another with a chance in the 5f dash, also dropping back in trip on his preferred soft ground making him one to folloiw.

Foley finishes the afternoon by riding debutant Hardpoint in the 1m4f Maiden.