Fran Berry: Let there be Love | Curragh preview and tips Friday June 26 2020

Top pundit Fran Berry looks ahead to the action

Fran Berry has three each-way selections for the Curragh card on Friday evening and they run in the last three contests.

Recommended Bets, Friday June 26

1pt e.w Love Bracelet in 6.45 Curragh at 8/1

1pt e.w Siamese in 7.15 Curragh at 20/1

1pt e.w Juliet Rose in 7.45 Curragh at 11/1

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There are five maidens on the card at the Curragh on Friday, full of nice types but so many unknowns.

In the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden at 5.45 it’s worth giving Mr Wendell a mention for Ger Lyons.

The Excelebration colt must have a good chance following a fine debut second at Naas nearly three weeks ago, but there are a few choicely-bred unknown quantities in against him.

So, as far as bets go, we’ll target the final three races on the card.


Love Bracelet – 6.45

There are a number of exposed horses in the Hanlon Concrete Handicap and at 8/1 I think it could be well worth taking a chance on Aidan O’Brien’s Love Bracelet each-way.

She chased home Albigna on debut and was beaten less than four lengths, while she was thought good enough to take her chance in the Queen Mary on her second start.

On her final start at two, at Newmarket, she actually ran better than her finishing position suggests as she lost a bit of momentum coming out of the dip.

She’s rated 75 and she could be moderate, but I think there’s plenty of upside to her from that rating and at the odds she has to be a bet.


Siamese – 7.15

This is a very competitive fillies handicap but Siamese is the bet at 20/1.

Johnny Murtagh’s horses are flying now and this filly looked to have immense potential when impressing at Dundalk back in September.

You have to forgive her a really poor run on her seasonal return at the Curragh, but I just think it was too bad to be true and she can put that behind on Friday now the stable are flying.

On her win at Dundalk she looked a Listed or Group-class filly and I do think that stepping up to a mile will be well within her compass.

In handicap company, off 89, at big odds, she’s worth chancing.


Juliet Rose – 7.45

This daughter of Camelot looks to have a good chance at the weights in the Extra.ie Apprentice Derby.

Joseph O’Brien’s filly won well at Dundalk in March and I thought her comeback run behind Moll at Leopardstown just under two weeks ago was good.

She didn’t get the best of runs, but she ran on nicely and the step up to a mile and a half, from a good draw, should suit her very well.

Preview posted at 1830BST on 25/06/2020


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