Best bets for the horseracing Sunday 24th September 2023

Off the back of a winning Saturday, one of the two bets paying out, I am getting involved on Sunday, a day if international horseracing. 

Best bet for the horseracing at the Curragh

The big race of the day as far as cash is concerned is the 2m1f Friends Of The Curragh Irish Cesarewitch at 4.10. The going is Yielding to Soft with the chance of rain later, maybe quite a bit. I am a fan of Tower Of London, tipped him in the St Leger where he was fourth, and it is surely significant that Ballydoyle send him for this so soon after his efforts at Doncaster and that he is the only one of several entries that runs. The fact Ryan Moore rides, having travelled over 10,000 miles back from the land down under where he was riding yesterday, is also seen as a positive. The colt has always looked like one that wants a real test to me and I am on at 6-1 this morning. There are plenty in with chances of course including Echoes In Rain, Brazil, Teed Up and Dawn Rising. 

I fancy one earlier on the card as well in the 7f Pat 'The Duke' Leavy Irish EBF Maiden at 1.50.   Gasper De Lemos was green as grass and not knocked about on debut when fourth at Leopardstown, behind odds-on stable mate Chief Little Rock, and looks a sure fire improver to me. By US Triple Crown winner Justify out of Galileo mare Hence who is from a family that has produced a few winners, you would expect there is more to come from him. There is a bit of money for him this morning and I have a bit of the 5-2

Best bet for the horseracing at Cologne

The Group One 1m4f 61st Preis von Europa is the big race out in Germany at Cologne due off at 3.35. Godolphin have sent Siskany out or the race with William Buick travelling to ride. The five-year-old has been running over further of late, last seen winning the G.2 two-mile Belmont Gold Cup Stakes out in the States but does have form over this shorter trip. I wouldn't be surprised to see Buick make this a bit of a testing mile-and-a-half as he has a few pounds in hand on the opposition on OR's in what is not the best Group One you will ever see and there is no doubting that Siskany will stay. Charlie Appleby said earlier this week “We are dropping back in trip from the two miles of the Belmont Gold Cup, but we have seen Siskany run to a decent level over a mile and a half. It looks an open race, which is why we decided to supplement, and he goes there in great shape.” No prices are available at the time of writing but I will be on at the best price I can get when the Bookies do go up. 

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