AS is usually the case on a Sunday, the best quality racing is outside the UK. The Curragh stages the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes where Legatissimo and Pleascach lock horns while Treve runs in the Grand Prix de Saint Cloud in France. It is at The Curragh for today’s first selection…
…and it’s the exciting MISS KATIE MAE (3.55 Curragh) (pictured above). Ger Lyons thinks the world of this girl and although the aim of running her in the Group Three Grangecon Stud Stakes is to gain some valuable black type, she could well be talented enough to score. Richard Hannon’s Great Page is a big threat but Miss Katie Mae looks much better value at the prices.
The UK meetings are at Windsor and over the Jumps at Cartmel and Uttoxeter. And it’s at Cartmel for the other selection in the shape of the consistent PRESENTING JUNIOR (4.20 Cartmel). Strictly on the ratings he should finish upsides Alderbrook Lad on recent course and distance form but I fancy Martin Todhunter’s progressive eight-year-old to improve from that race and turn the tables. Definite Ruby looks a huge threat.
PS It is always worth reading Richard Hughes’ Racing Post column on a Saturday for lots of reasons, notably because he always nominates a horse to follow for the coming days. Yesterday he singled out the frustratingly named Whatdoiwantthatfor (3.25 Windsor) and although you won’t get rich backing her, she should oblige.