Irish Classics 2022

May 18th, 2022 | Ronan Groome's Racing News

A crowd will be on hand to watch the first Irish classics of the season for the first time since 2019 this weekend at the Curragh, where the Irish Guineas Festival kicks off on Friday.

The Irish 2,000 Guineas can be hit and miss, but in Native Trail, the race has a real top class colt. In contrast, the Irish 1,000 Guineas is more open looking and will appeal more to some as a betting heat. There are of course a number of other good betting opportunities and the genuine chance of an intriguing international style clash between globetrotters State Of Rest and Lord North in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, a race often maligned for its quality.

Course officials have been watering the ground over the last week but the forecast is mixed this week, and so it’s uncertain whether the current good to yielding ground will prevail on the day.

I am looking forward to writing my article all about this weekend in The Weekend Card.