SUNDAY WEEKENDER

14:20 Curragh The 2017 renewal of the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup over 1m2f at the Curragh looks to be a select, but competitive field. The Aidan O’Brien yard have put forward three quality candidates for the race with Somehow, Johannes Vermeer and Deauville all tasked with landing the team yet another Group 1 prize, but it is the latter of the trio and the pick of Ryan Moore which looks the one to be on here. The four-year-old Galileo colt has looked better than ever for the most part this term and the form of his latest two starts is rock solid, so he gets the nod to land the big one here today. Despite the presence of some talented stablemates, the biggest danger to the selection looks to be Godolphin’s Moonlight Magic, who impressed when chasing home the wonder horse Minding on his seasonal reappearance. He is entitled to come on for that run and could be a danger to all if repeating that run here today. DEAUVILLE (WIN) – NAP

15:25 Curragh The Irish 1000 Guineas could see history made as the Aidan O’Brien trained Winter aims to land the double after romping to an easy success in the English equivalent earlier in the month. Ryan Moore takes the ride for what might a profitable meeting for the Galileo offspring this weekend. She cruised to a smooth success at Newmarket last time out when comfortably accounting for stable Rhodedendron despite her being the hot favourite. Interesting to see how she copes now having the favourite tag attached to her, but I cannot see how any of this field can beat her if she runs to any where near her best, so she gets the nod. Rehana was impressive when handing out a beating to Rose De Pierre of the Dermot Weld yard, and she has relished the step up to this trip, but has lots to find with the selection. WINTER (WIN)