On Sunday we have top quality card in Ireland at the Curragh with four group races .Going concentrate on the days feature race the group one Pretty Polly stakes at 4.20 .
4.20 CURRAGH 10F PRETTY POLLY STAKES FILLIES & MARES G1 :
10 runners declared for G1 Pretty Polly stakes for Fillies & Mares on ground described as Good/Firm .Not the strongest looking G1 contest ,though still looks interesting race .The three main contenders look to be Ambivalent , Thistle Bird & Venus De Milo .
AMBIVALENT : Useful 5 year old mare winning 5 from 15 ,including winning this race last year ,has shown useful form this season finishing third in G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March ,followed that winning the G2 Middelton Stakes at York in May .Ran creditable third last time in Coronation Cup at Epsom ,behind useful Cirrus De Aigles .Obvious claims returning to this weaker fillies and mares race.
THISTLE BIRD : Very consistent mare winning 7 from 19 ,including winning G3 Princes Margret stakes at Epsom for last two years.Ran two creditable efforts in G1 company last year, including finishing close second in Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood behind Winsili .Should go well with ideal conditions .
VENUS DE MILO : Decent four year old filly winning 4 from 8 ,had some useful form last season winning three times ,including in G3 company at Cork , though probably ran her best two races when finishing second in Irish Oaks & Yorkshire Oaks . Will be suited by this fast ground,though not certain to be suited by this shorter trip.
VERDICT : Last years winner AMBIVALENT has looked as good as ever this season ,putting in three solid efforts and lost nothing in defeat last time when finishing behind 123 rated Cirrus De Aigles .Looks the one beat in this much weaker fillies & Mares race . Odds around 3-1 look very fair value.
Thistle Bird looks the main danger on pick of her G1 form, from last season ,though does have bit to find with Ambivalent when finishing behind that mare at York in May .
AMBIVALENT 4.20 CURRAGH
£50 EACH-WAY @ 3-1 STAN JAMES .PADDY POWER
(UNPLACED SP 15-8 LOSS £100.00)