Advised Sunday Morning 13th September

Racecourse: Curragh
Time: 14:00
Date: 13/09/2020
Horse: Romantic Proposal
Current Odds: 7/1 William Hill & Betvictor 5 places else 13/2 Skybet 6 places, all BOG
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 0.5 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

Romantic Proposal overcame some traffic to fly home late to catch Gulliver in the Scurry in July. The handicapper has raised 7lbs for that victory and he is another pound higher today. Last time out he stayed on well over 6f on soft ground at Listed level in a race won by Make A Challenge. Downforce finished ahead of Romantic Proposal that day but would prefer softer conditions. Wayne Lordan rides and trainer Eddie Lynam won this race with his ace mare Soffia two seasons ago. There is loads of pace drawn high so hopefully Romantic Proposal enjoys a clean run and can pick off the leaders late.

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Racecourse: Curragh
Time: 14:00
Date: 13/09/2020
Horse: Verhoyen
Current Odds: 40/1 Skybet & Paddy Power paying 6 places & BOG
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 0.5 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

Verhoyen is a speculative bet but has the form last season to run a huge race. This season he started off rated 93 and runs today off a mark of 85 following some runs at Listed level. Danny Sheehy claims off a further 5lbs leaving Verhoyen carrying a featherweight of 8-3! Trained locally by Michael Grassick on the Curragh this race could be some good long term planning as Verhoyen loves the Curragh. Last season he won the Scurry handicap with Buffer Zone runner up and that Ger Lyons trained runner went on to win this race last season. Verhoyen is worth a bet drawn high with two course victories to his name and well handicapped again.

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Racecourse: Curragh
Time: 14:35
Date: 13/09/2020
Horse: Cayenne Pepper
Current Odds: 6/1 Bet365 else 5/1 in places
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 0.5 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

We backed Cayenne Pepper in the Irish Oaks where she travelled really well until tiring late. The same happened in Cork when she looked a non stayer behind a good mare of Dermot Welds and last years winner of this race Tarnawa. Jessie Harrington had made the obvious decision to drop this good mare in trip and 1m2f looks ideal. The ground is drying out all the time which will suit and she is the choice of stable jockey Shane Foley. Magic Wand is a wonderful horse but had to give our selection 6lbs which could be tough work.

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Racecourse: Curragh
Time: 16:10
Date: 13/09/2020
Horse: Lucky Vega
Current Odds: 3/1 generally, use BOG bookies
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 1 Point Win
Selection Reasoning

Lucky Vega was mighty impressive when winner the Phoenix Stakes here from The Lir Jet who is a good Group 2 winner and barometer. Lucky Vega showed a proper turn of foot to scoot clear reversing previous form with Law of Indices who was slow away and finish off well. Law of Indices was tempting but until Lucky Vega fails to see out this trip it is hard to see the Ken Condon trained runner reversing placings. Shane Foley can ride Lucky Vega as the fastest horse in this race and not commit for home as early as he did in the Phoenix Stakes.

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Racecourse: Curragh
Time: 16:40
Date: 13/09/2020
Horse: Search For A Song
Current Odds: 6/1 Bet365 & William Hill, use BOG bookies
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 0.5 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

Dermot Weld looks to have Search for a Song back on track following some poor runs earlier this season. She started off the season with a below par run in the Moorebridge stakes and then stumbled badly when pulled up at Cork after a couple of furlongs. However, she looked much better last time out when staying on well over too short a trip when third to Magical in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. Magical sure did frank that form last night when beating the highest rated horse in the world, Ghaiyyath. Search for a Song won this race last year as a 3yo so is entitled to be a stronger mare this season. Passion is the big danger enjoying a 9lb age for weight allowance but I am siding with Search For A Song.

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Racecourse: Curragh
Time: 17:50
Date: 13/09/2020
Horse: Sonnyboyliston
Current Odds: 6/1 Boylesports, Skybet & Bet365 with the first two named paying 5 places.
Advised Stake & Bet Type: 0.5 Point Each Way
Selection Reasoning

Johnny Murtagh trained his first Group 1 winner last night with Champers Elysees landing the Matron Stakes. Johnny is enjoying a golden spell this season with 40 winners and his horses remain in top order. The 3yo Sonnyboyliston has shown very good form this season such as then third to Aidan O’Brien trained Delphi in a similar premier handicap at Navan over 1m2f. Last time out he beat Thundering Nights in July over course and distance with the Joseph O’Brien trained runner up going on to win a Group 3 and running today at Group 2 level. Billy Lee has been booked to ride Sonnyboyliston in first time pieces and he could take passing up the long Curragh straight.

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**Next Selections due Date & Time:

Friday Morning 18th September ~09:00

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