We preview the contenders for Sunday’s Tote Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh.
Three British raiders are among the 24 declarations for the €100,000 Tote Irish Cambridgeshire, the richest race of the day, at the Curragh on Sunday.
The Jedd O’Keeffe-trained Instant Attraction, beaten a little over three lengths behind the Michael Halford’s Portage in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot tops the weights for the eight furlong contest. George Baker sends over Boomshackerlacker while Brian Ellison will be represented by his recent Galway festival winner, Dream Walker who will again be ridden by Chris Hayes.
Halford is himself strongly represented by a team of five runners headed by Hasanour, the mount of Shane Foley, and the Conor Hoban-ridden Katiymann who won a maiden at the Galway festival and runs in his first handicap here.
Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen team up with another Galway maiden winner, Sikandarabad, while Aidan O’Brien is represented by General Macarthur. Parish Boy and Al Mohalhal carry the hopes of Jim Bolger. David Wachman won the race with Hint Of A Tint last year and he runs Fit For The Job while Gavin Cromwell, successful with Sretaw in 2014, has booked Ronan Whelan for Breathe Easy, a four-time course winner.