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Curragh preview

Updated: Sunday, 01 Sep 2013 11:03 | Comments

Sunday is Moyglare Stud Stakes day at the Curragh
Sunday is Moyglare Stud Stakes day at the Curragh

Sunday is Moyglare Stud Stakes day at the Curragh and Tapestry looks ready for a crack at Group One level after maintaining her unbeaten record in the Debutante last month.

Aidan O'Brien's daughter of Galileo comfortably beat the reopposing Perhaps to Group Two glory that day and is likely to face sterner opposition from the British challengers Kiyoshi, who is ante-post favourite for the 1000 Guineas, and Rizeena.

Charlie Hills' Kiyoshi has made considerable improvement with every outing, still not looking the finished article when slamming Sandiva in the Albany, and she has less to prove than the Clive Brittain-trained Prix Morny third Rizeena.

The Go And Go Round Tower Stakes sees O'Brien's Great White Eagle aim to confirm the excellent impression made when accounting for Gold Peregrine first time out at Naas.

He is likely to be a warm order, but the improving Free Code from James Tate's yard represents an interesting rival, especially with Johnny Murtagh booked for the ride.

Ballydoyle newcomers Dazzling and Shell House will have to live up to their superb pedigrees if they are going to get the better of Naas runner-up Sparkle Factor in the opening Sapphire EBF Fillies Maiden (2.10).

Kerisa brightened up a relatively quiet year for John Oxx when scoring at Sligo and bids to follow up off a 6lb higher rating in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Be My Guest' Fillies Handicap, while Dermot Weld's Diesel Ten is an unexposed eyecatcher in the Free To Speak Apprentice Handicap.

The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Irish Cambridgeshire hasn't been too kind to punters over the years but Oxx's Karamaya must be high on the shortlist, along with the O'Brien-trained pair of Francis Of Assisi and Line Drummer.

The card closes with the Unaccompanied Maiden, in which Jim Bolger's relatively experienced Tonabrocky could provide a spot of value against Victory Song.

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