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Horse Racing betting tips: Valiant to force his way home first at the Curragh

There is an interesting card at the Curragh on Wednesday and Racing Post tipster Robbie Wilders nominates his three best bets at the meeting.

Robbie Wilders' tips

5.30 Curragh - Valiant Force @ 3/1
6.00 Curragh - All Time Great @ 7/2
6.30 Curragh - Apache Outlaw @ 5/1

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5.30 Curragh - Valiant Force @ 3/1

Ryan Moore is over to ride at the Curragh for Aidan O'Brien and will partner a couple of regally bred Ballydoyle youngsters.

No Nay Never colt Alabama is one of those in this 6f conditions race, but he floundered on his debut at Cork in April as the 6/4 favourite and I'd rather side with VALIANT FORCE for the Adrian Murray yard.

Valiant Force ran Alabama's highly regarded stablemate, His Majesty, to three-quarters of a length on his debut here in May (Racing Post Rating of 89) before equalling that figure upped a furlong in trip when fifth in the Marble Hill Stakes on his second outing.

Valiant Force shaped much better than the result that day as he raced alone without cover under Colin Keane, only fading in the final furlong.

He is the form pick and sure to get something to race with this time, while it is likely he will be underestimated in the betting in relation to the runners from the bigger stables.

ROBBIE WILDERS' TIP:

Valiant Force @ 3/1 - 1pt win

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6.00 Curragh - All Time Great @ 7/2

The Jessica Harrington-trained Scarlett O’Hara is the form pick in the 1m4f fillies' maiden after a couple of solid seconds in maiden company, but those two efforts do not set an insurmountable standard and an official rating of 87 looks on the high side for what she has achieved.

Preference is for Aidan O'Brien's once-raced filly ALL TIME GREAT, who admittedly has no chance on the form of her debut run, but could be ready to put that well behind her.

The daughter of Justify would have hated the heavy ground when put in her place by Oaks second Savethelastdance and a few other subsequent winners at Leopardstown in April, and is worth another try over another two furlongs on a quicker surface.

All Time Great was sent off much shorter than Savethelastdance was in the betting that day but looked in need of the introduction, fading into seventh and never given a hard time.

O'Brien has seen fit to put her in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot next month despite her lack of experience, and her dam won the race for the same owners on fast ground in 2015.

Given 63 days to develop and get over the exertions of that Leopardstown run, All Time Great can showcase her Ribblesdale credentials from leftfield here.

ROBBIE WILDERS' TIP:

All Time Great @ 7/2 - 1pt win

6.30 Curragh - Apache Outlaw @ 5/1

APACHE OUTLAW can capitalise on a drop in class in the 5f premier handicap.

This daughter of Churchill bagged third in the Group 2 Railway Stakes over 6f at the Curragh last season and was tried over 7f in the Futurity Stakes later in the campaign, but does not look short of speed, so I'm not overly concerned by her reverting to the minimum trip.

She surely would have needed the run when ninth in the Lacken Stakes from an unsuitable wide draw behind race-fit Commonwealth Cup hopes The Antarctic and Ocean Quest on her return, and she is an interesting handicap debutante under smart 7lb claimer Conor Stone-Walsh.

Stone-Walsh looks a decent prospect and is operating at a perfectly reasonable 17 per cent strike-rate this season.

ROBBIE WILDERS' TIP:

Apache Outlaw @ 5/1 - 1pt win

Robbie Wilders' tips

5.30 Curragh - Valiant Force @ 3/1
6.00 Curragh - All Time Great @ 7/2
6.30 Curragh - Apache Outlaw @ 5/1

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