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IRISH DERBY | 2022 Preview

The team preview the upcoming Irish Derby at the Curragh



The Curragh General Irish Derby

The third Irish classic of the season gets underway tomorrow afternoon, with eight runners declared to run in the Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Oaks heroine TUESDAY is the current favourite for the 1m4f contest, with the filly’s connections opting to supplement her for the race.

Aidan O’Brien’s recruit did put up a tough performance against an impressive sort in Emily Upjohn at Epsom earlier in the month, but the daughter of Galileo may have benefitted from her rival’s late start in the stalls.

Tuesday Preview Irish Derby
Tuesday features in the Irish Derby on Saturday

Tuesday has proven to be consistent over the middle distances this term and with the sex allowance in her favour, she could deliver another big performance in Group 1 company here.

Ralph Beckett’s WESTOVER is her main market rival, with the Frankel colt proving to be effective over today’s trip in recent weeks.

The three-year-old looked beat at one point in the Epsom Derby, but he made up an eye-catching amount of ground late on to run into third and finish two and three-quarter lengths behind the winner Desert Crown.

The colt already has a Group 3 win to his name this season and if he continues to show rapid progress here, he could well be in the mix.

Piz Badile
Westover is the team’s selection in the Irish Derby

HANNIBAL BARCA ran creditably in Group 1 company last season and he could build on his Gallinule Stakes win here for Joseph O’Brien, while David Menuisier’s LIONEL will need to prove himself on quicker ground after landing some black type at Goodwood in softer conditions.

PIZ BADILE will need to bounce back after finishing 16½ lengths down the field in the Derby for Donnacha O’Brien and Paddy Twomey’s FRENCH CLAIM could hint at some progress after landing third in the Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown last month.

Jim Bolger’s BOUNDLESS OCEAN and Andy Oliver’s Glory Daze complete the line-up in the Irish Derby.


Westover @ 13/8

Glory Daze E/W @ 66/1

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Make sure to take advantage of these cracking daily racing specials on the qualifying races:

Friday 24th June

Cartmel                                                                15.40, 16.47

Chester                                                                18.50

Curragh                                                                18.08, 19.53, 20.28

Newcastle                                                           16.55, 17.30, 18.35, 20.20

Saturday 25th June

Chester                                                                16.45

Curragh                                                                16.50, 17.25

Newcastle                                                           14.55, 15.30

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.