Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Coach to claim Marble Hill

Aidan O'Brien has a strong hand in the Marble Hill

Timeform bring you three selections on a top-class day of racing at the Curragh...

Coach House is bred to be quick and he certainly seems pretty sharp; it might take a good one to beat him...

Aidan O'Brien holds a strong hand in the Marble Hill Stakes (14:15) as he saddles promising juveniles Coach House and Stubbs, with the former taken to come out on top. Both horses shaped encouragingly in defeat on debut before winning impressively next time, but it is Coach House, the chosen mount of Joseph O'Brien, who arguably created the biggest impression when winning a soft-ground Tipperary maiden by in excess of six lengths. Coach House is bred to be quick and he certainly seems pretty sharp; it might take a good one to beat him.

With Caponata a noticeable absentee, the Sir Henry Cecil-trained Chigun looks to hold outstanding claims in the 15:55. Unraced as a juvenile, Chigun quickly progressed last year, her season culminating with victory in a listed event at Newmarket. She returned to the Rowley Mile earlier this month, narrowly going down to Dank in a Group 3-event, and there is little reason to suspect Chigun won't put up a bold show.

The following race, the 16:25, can go the way of the Jim Bolger-trained Miracle Cure. Bolger won this contest last year and Miracle Cure appears to have excellent claims of giving his handler another success, entering the race on the back of some encouraging performances this term. The four-year-old was narrowly touched off at Gowran Park last time but, with the cheekpieces added, can go one better today.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at the Curragh

Back Coach House in the 14:15
Back Chigun in the 15:55
Back Miracle Cure in the 16:25

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