All you need to know for a super Sunday including going for all the tracks
If you're feeling the post-Ebor meeting blues after a fantastic week of top-class action then comfort can be found in the fascinating Group races on show at the Curragh and Goodwood on Sunday.
The Group 2 Futurity Stakes (3.05) at the Curragh is always worth keeping an eye on as past winners include dual 2,000 Guineas heroes Gleneagles (2014) and Churchill (2016). Aidan O'Brien, who has won four of the last five runnings, saddles three including emphatic Tyros Stakes winner Anthony Van Dyck, who is a best-priced 14-1 for next year's 2,000 Guineas and 16-1 for the Derby.
One-time Classic hope Verbal Dexterity makes his return to the track in the Royal Whip Stakes (3.40) after a 303-day layoff. The Jim Bolger-trained colt was a clear winner of the National Stakes last term, beating the likes of Beckford and Rostropovich, and has been found a good opportunity to open his account this term.
Goodwood stages the Group 3 Supreme Stakes (4.10) and last year's Lennox Stakes winner Breton Rock bids to continue his fine record at the track. He faces nine rivals in the 7f contest.
Beverley and Yarmouth are the other tracks to host meetings on a busy day for Flat fans.
Curragh (first race: 1.35)
Good to yielding (yielding in places in the straight) (from good, good to yielding in places in the straight)
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick 7.4 at 9.15am)
Good to firm, good in places
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick 7.3 at 7.15am)
4.10 Goodwood 3 Dutch Connection (going)
2.00 Goodwood 4 Two Blondes 5-1 (from 7)
3.00 Goodwood 1 Beringer (4-1 from 11-2)
3.15 Beverley 2 Snazzy 15-2 (from 14)
5.10 Yarmouth 1 Spanish City 11-10 (from 13-8)
*prices with bet365
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