No luck yesterday with Pastoral Player getting beat short head in group three timeform jury stakes at Haydock .
Very frustrating race as Pastoral Player would clearly won the race with anything like clear run .When your luck's out these close finishes always seem to go the wrong way .
Nevermind hopefully we can have change luck soon .Moving on to Sunday we have interesting 10 furlong listed race at the Curragh at 3.50
3.50 CURRAGH 10F TRM SILVER STAKES LISTED RACE:
10 runners declared for very decent looking listed race at the Curragh on fast ground .The three main contenders look to be Trading Leather ,Lines of Battle & Zand
TRADING LEATHER :Won twice last season including the group three Autumn Stakes at Newmarket over 1 mile .Also finished good second in the Dante at York in May behind subsequent Derby second Libertarion .Ran another solid race last time finishing third in Irish 2000 guineas behind Magician .Looks sure go well dropping back to listed company .
ZAND : Promising sort ,won 1 mile maiden at Leopardstown on soft ground in October .Looks open to plenty improvement this season and has plenty big race enteries later in the season .However has been off the course for 8 months and tackles fast ground for first time .
LINES OF BATTLE :Won three times from 7 starts ,including group two contest over 10 furlongs at Meydan in March.Far from disgraced finishing seventh in Kentucky Derby last month . Will be suited by this drop in class and should go well .
VERDICT : This looks quite hot listed race on paper .Trading Leather looks the one to beat after running well in both Dante & Irish 2000 guineas .However is only 2LB clear on official handicap ratings and odds around 11-8 don't look great value .
At the prices LINES OF BATTLE looks the each-way play here at 5-1 , has been running with credit in some top races including Kentucky Derby & Breeders Cup juvenile .Has also won in group two company this season and will be suited by this drop back into listed company
Zand looks promising type, though odds around 3-1 look short for horse who has only won in maiden company and is unproven on very fast ground .
SUNDAY 9TH JUNE LISTED STAKES BET :
LINES OF BATTLE 3.50 CURRAGH
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 5-1 STAN JAMES* & BOYLESPORTS*
(SECOND SP 3-1 LEVEL )
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