Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Sunday; Tapestry in the Curragh 4.15. Compare odds and bet.
The Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh is without doubt the race of the weekend in Britain or Ireland and, though Kiyoshi is hard to oppose on the basis of her impressive Albany Stakes success (form that has been well advertised), I have been very taken with Tapestry (4:15) and she is taken to complete the hat-trick.
Aidan O’Brien’s Galileo filly is out of Rumplestiltskin, who won this back in 2005, and, having made a successful racecourse debut here in July, she relished the extra furlong when scoring over course-and-distance in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes.
This really is a cracking juvenile contest, with Rizeena adding further spice to the event, but in Tapestry and Kiyoshi, she takes on two high-class fillies and it should be some contest between the pair. Charlie Hills’ raider boasts the stronger form to date, but Tapestry has really impressed me and gets a tentative nod. She has been heavily backed all week, down from 3/1.
4:15 Curragh Tapestry 7/4 Stan James
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