The horseracing week ahead

It's pretty average stuff for most of the week truth be told. The Ayr Gold Cup meeting is the big meeting as all eyes move north of the border for a few days as of Thursday with the usual tricky handicaps on offer up there with a couple of Listed heats and a Group Three. Newbury also hosts a decent card on Saturday with the juveniles lining-up in the Mill Reef Stakes their main event plus the G.2 Beresford Stakes at the Curragh will have some nice two-year-olds lining-up, but with 114 runners still entered across the two races I am not betting on either of them just yet! 

The main event of the week it could be argued is the €600,000 Friends Of The Curragh Irish Cesarewitch across the Irish Sea on Sunday at the Curragh. With a huge purse up for grabs it's no surprise to see some big names in the entries. There's 66 still entered as I write. There'll be a lot drop out as the week goes on so I am not punting yet but keep a close eye on who Ballydoyle leave in, Tower Of London current jolly but surely unlikely to run after his efforts in the St Leger over the weekend, as 'the lads' appear to fancy trying to pick-up the big pot. Also on the card Art Power could be back at his favourite track for the G.3 Westgrove Hotel Renaissance Stakes. 

Be lucky