Once again it’s Ireland that rides to the rescue with a quality Sunday card at the Curragh.
There are many things the Irish do spectacularly well, but doing things quickly is not one of them. The speed of a well poured Guinness matched only by the length of an answer to a simple question. (When you get lost in Ireland – which is inevitable – asking directions can consume an hour or two with a cup of tea and a toasted ham sandwich appearing from nowhere).
For a while this season it looked like Caravaggio was set to redress that balance by taking European sprint honours until seemingly losing form of late.
Beneath him in the Irish sprint pecking order it gets pretty threadbare. Today’s Group 3 at the Curragh features habitual frustrations Washington DC and Intelligence Cross, and whilst it could be their day it may be wise to look at the UK travellers for this prize.
There is nothing to choose on ratings between Koropick, Kimbrella and Mr Lupton. Koropick is potentially the more progressive until meeting soft ground last time, but it’s Kimbrella’s consistency that stands to be rewarded here.
He may have been a shade unlucky when a half length behind Koropick at Newcastle and roared back to form with a decisive Chester win last time.
Local man Declan McDonogh is in the plate and he can get Kimbrella up to land the spoils.
Recommendation: Kimbrella, (1610 Curragh), 1pt win, 7/1 Paddy Power
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