Sunday Morning – May26th 2024

Selections for Sunday 26th of May 2024

2.00 Curragh

1 point each way Sluice (11/2 Betfred, 4 places or else 5/1 Paddy power/ Betfair, 4 places)

Sluice has run all four starts over 7 furlongs so far in her career but now looks ready for the step up to 1 mile. Asian Daze beat her on her latest run by just over three lengths. She has to deal with a 10lbs rise by the handicapper and different ground conditions, enough to make me feel Sluice has every chance of gaining compensation from her latest defeat. 

3.45 Curragh

1 point each way Buttons (10/1 Bet365, 4 places or else 9/1 William Hill, 4 places) 

This is a good renewal of the Irish 1000 Guineas and cases can be made for half the field here but the one I have landed on is the Aidan O’ Briens Buttons. She won her only start as a two year old and was third on her seasonal reappearance at Leopardstown over 7 furlongs on heavy ground where she was staying on strongly. She then stepped up to the mile and was second behind Wendla. This turned into a sprint for the final two furlongs and a proper run mile as she should get today can bring about a career best from Buttons. That should  leave her hitting the frame at least. 

4.15 Curragh

1 point each way Spoken Truth (10/3 Betvictor/ Coral/ Ladbrokes, 3 places) 

Spoken Truth was very impressive when winning a maiden down in Cork and this brother to Irish 1000 Guineas winner Homeless Songs can keep improving with time. He is a big imposing horse who would have needed that close up fourth at Leopardstown on his only start as a two year old. I can see him improving throughout the season and he should go well here in a very competitive renewal of the Gallinule Stakes. 

 **Date & Time of next Selections Friday 31st of May at 10am..