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Curragh – Irish Derby: DOM’S NAP | Saturday’s Best Bet

Can Richard Hannon’s Epsom second shed his maiden tag at the Curragh this Saturday?

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All racing eyes turn to the Curragh on Saturday afternoon with the 2021 installment of the Irish Derby set to take place in County Kildare.

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Richard Hannon saddles two runners at the Curragh on Saturday afternoon

Despite still being a maiden, what better way for Richard Hannon’s Mojo Star to shed that tag than here following his epic success in the Epsom Downs equivalent earlier this month.

WATCH: IRISH DERBY CONTENDER MOJO STAR FINISHED SECOND AT EPSOM IN JUNE [CREDIT: RACING TV]

The step up to the mile-and-a-half trip saw him get as close to Adayar as any other rival, and his form with his previous conquerors over ten furlongs even reads pleasingly.

Despite slightly quicker ground across the Irish Sea, there’s no immediate reason to see what Saturday rival Hurricane Lane will overturn the form here.

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Hurricane Lane joins Mojo Star in bidding to get to the top of the podium at the Curragh following their solid efforts in Surrey

He saw off hot-favourite High Definition in the Dante Stakes but was all the rage before his York exploits so does have a bit of a point to prove now over the longer trip, and Ballydoyle aren’t firing on all cylinders despite Aidan O’Brien’s brilliant record in this race.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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