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Bet of the day: Sunday’s racing

We preview a cracking card at the Curragh

Racing from the Curragh breathes life into Sunday’s schedule, with the group one Keeneland Phoenix Stakes top of the bill. Supporting acts come in the form of meetings at Leicester, Windsor and Downpatrick.

Coral’s horse racing team aim to shunt a few winners your way with our popular race-by-race selections from the Irish track, which can be found towards the foot of this page, and we give our NAP in the main event. Click here to place your bets with us.

O’Brien and Moore join forces

The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes goes at 3.35pm, a group one affair, run over the snappy six-furlong trip. A bumper 142,500 euros prize is up for grabs to the winner, ensuring we have some famous names making up the eight-runner field. A good case could be made for a number of the market leaders, but we’re with Sioux Nation.

Star trainer Aidan O’Brien and top jockey Ryan Moore are back working together on the best bet, and that’ll ensure he’s extremely popular in the run-up to the off, especially with casual punters who always aim to keep the pair close in this part of the world. That’s not a bad tactic either.

Sioux Nation impressed at Royal Ascot

Two-year-old colt Sioux Nation arrives with a CV showing two wins from five starts, the first of those coming at Cork in a maiden back in May when going off as odds-on favourite. He did the business that day, beating nearest rival Yulong Warrior by almost four lengths, but was twice as impressive last time out when scoring at Royal Ascot.

The selection was eye-catching that day, winning the group two Norfolk Stakes over five furlongs. Going off at a double-figure price, he ripped up the script to edge joint favourite Santry by a half-length. Steps up in trip here, but that’ll play to his advantage as Sioux Nation was seen running on at the end last time, seemingly getting stronger. A form horse worth sticking with.

Curragh selections

2.00 – Brick By Brick

2.30 – Swiss Cottage

3.00 – Punked

3.35 – Sioux Nation

4.10 – Washington Dc

4.40 – Silk Cravat

5.10 – Auckland

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