Irish Oaks Horse Racing Betting Tips
Published on 18/07/15
The Irish Oaks is a Group One 12-furlong race run at the Curragh. In the last 10 years it has been won 4 times by trainer Aidan O’Brien, whilst the only other winning trainer in that time with a runner today is John Gosden.
10 runners have been declared for this year’s contest – so here’s our analysis and big race tip.
Highlights just how quickly horses can progress having won her first race this year of a mark of 72 and is now rated 112 after 3 more victories including a group-three and a group-two. Ryan Moore rode her to victory at Royal Ascot, but today’s jockey Wayne Lordan rode her to her other 3 victories.
Least exposed runner after just two starts for Aidan O’Brien and is the choice of jockey Joseph O’Brien. Won her only course start as a 2-year-old and beat a 107 rated filly last time.
Covert Love 8/1
After 3 victories this year, her trainer Hugo Palmer pitches her into the big-league. Rated only 92 when winning last time, and received 12lb off the 2nd and 3rd.
Jack Naylor 10/1
Highly thought of, but seemed not to stay this trip when finishing 6th in the Epsom Oaks.
Together Forever 12/1
Another who appeared not to stay at Epsom, but hung badly and wouldn’t be the first horse not to handle that idiosyncratic track. Lost both course starts though and prefers softer ground.
Shock Epsom Oaks winner who seems to have been dismissed after finishing down the field in the Irish Derby. Could easily bounce back though against her own sex, and Colm O’Donoghue, who rode her at Epsom, also rode the winner last year.
Speedy Boardy 16/1
Looked sure to appreciate this trip when well-backed to win a 10-furlong Newbury listed race. Interesting.
Kissed By Angels 16/1
Only 6/1 for Irish 1,000 Guineas, finished 17th of 18, but interesting at this trip for first time as she’s beautifully bred.
6 lengths behind Curvy at Royal Ascot, but she got caught out wide on ground that might have been a little fast for her. That was only her 2nd run though and she’s expected to outrun her odds for trainer John Gosden.
Stellar Glow 50/1
Won at her first attempt at 12-furlongs but that was only a maiden.
Today’s Hot Tip
Curvy, who has impressed on all her starts this year, has the beating of Oaks winner Qualify on a line through Giovanni Canaletto. Curvy’s trainer also trains Legatissimo, who he could have easily run here, and though I hate tipping short-priced favourites she does look the best filly unless Words takes a big-step up.
Curvy @ 5/2 (Coral)
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