Hurry Harriet Stakes betting tips: Liquid Amber has plenty going for her in Gowran Park feature

Horsebetting.com experts’ Hurry Harriet Stakes betting tips rate Liquid Amber as a value bet to take advantage of a drop in class and land the 1m 1f Listed contest at Gowran Park on Wednesday, 15 August. Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien has saddled two of the last three winners of the race and his Curly rates the main danger. Trainer Dermot Weld has won the contest a record four times, so his Bella Estrella appeals each-way. Read our 2018 Hurry Harriet Stakes betting tips preview to find out more.

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Class-dropping Liquid Amber looks tasty in Hurry Harriet Stakes

Liquid Amber looks worth a wager to cash-in on a drop in class to land the feature race at Gowran Park on Wednesday, the Listed 1m 1f Hurry Harriet Stakes for fillies and mares (18:10).

The Willie McCreery trained three-year-old had just two starts as a juvenile, shaping with stacks of promise when runner-up at The Curragh before opening her account impressively at the same venue when beating Ballet Shoes by five lengths in the Group 3 Flame Of Tara Stakes.

Liquid Amber travelle supremely well throughout before asserting inside the last 100 yards to score with tons in hand. The runner-up Ballet Shoes had won her previous two starts, the third home Sometimesadiamond has gone on to land a Listed contest this season, and the fourth Bye Bye Baby has won three since – plus finished third in the Epsom Oaks and fourth in the Irish equivalent.

That is strong form and it was an effort which suggested Liquid Amber needed keeping firmly onside. On the back of it, the daughter of Kitten’s Joy was well backed for the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket back in May and far from disgraced in finishing a keeping on 8 1/2 lengths ninth of 15 to Billesdon Brook.

Liquid Amber seemed to find the trip a bit on the sharp side, so the extra furlong in this far less competitive affair looks sure to suit. After just three starts, she also remains unexposed and open to plenty more improvement.

As the joint-top rated in the line-up with Bella Estrella and Curly – and receives a handy 11lb weight-for age allowance from the former – there is plenty in Liquid Amber’s favour here. Three-year-olds have also been successful nine times in the race since it was first run in 2007, so that is yet another plus.

There is simply nothing not to like about Liquid Amber’s profile for this, so she rates a solid bet to land the spoils en route to better things. We’ve thus put her up as the value punt among 2018 Hurry Harriet Stakes betting tips.

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Curly the pick of O’Brien trio

Ballydoyle handler Aidan O’Brien has won two of the last three runnings and saddles a trio in search of the spoils this time around. The pick of the trio looks to be the thrice-raced Curly, who also drops in grade and is therefore feared most.

This beautifully bred daughter of Galileo opened her account at the second time of asking over course and distance, when staying on strongly and only having to be pushed out to readily beat Park Bloom in a 13-runner maiden. She was then pitched into Group 3 company on the back of it and, although last of four to Turret Rocks in the Meld Stakes over 1m 1f at Leopardstown, shaped nicely in defeat.

After racing in the rear, she ran on strongly to be nearest at the finish and beaten just 1 1/2 lengths. Curly was not unduly knocked about and it was a pleasing performance from such a lightly-raced filly.

This is easier and the three-year-old possesses plenty of scope as, like many from the stable, she is improving with each outing. So, given that a repeat of her last effort would see Curly go very close to landing the spoils in this, she has to rate the main danger to Liquid Amber given powerful connections.

Bella Estrella bidding for more Weld glory

Trainer Dermot Weld has his team in good form and has won the Hurry Harriet a record four times. That makes his sole representative Bella Estrella another to consider, despite the fact that as a four-year-old she has to give 11lb to the younger pair of Liquid Amber and Curly.

The daughter of dual Derby winner High Chaparral has won three of her four career starts, and showed a good attitude in the last of those at Killarney back in July when battling on bravely to beat Hence by a neck. She now meets the runner-up on 2lb worse terms, but posses far more potential than that rival.

Hence has also ran disappointingly in two subsequent outings, so Bella Estrella looks value to confirm the form. She is clearly going the right way and is a likeable sort who looks sure to give it her be best shot – despite on paper having a tough task at the weights. Bella Estrella therefore had to be the each-way bet in our 2018 Hurry Harriet Stakes betting tips.

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