Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday 1 March

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This evening's feature at Dundalk is the listed Patton Stakes, which was won by Mendelssohn last year

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Dundalk on Friday...

"Off the same mark as last time, he's fancied to take this."

Timeform on Markhan

Burning Lake - Dundalk 18:15

Burning Lake has switched from Charles Hills to J.F Levins, and he shaped well when second on his first start for the yard over C&D last time, travelling as well as any and only beaten half a length. He won on his start prior to that at Newcastle last October, and raised just 3 lb for that, he makes plenty of appeal considering the form he's in at the moment, and is taken to win this. Vhagar is another who's been running well over C&D of late and is respected, while Cuban Hope is another to consider.

Western Australia - Dundalk 19:45

Western Australia won only one of his six starts last season as a two-year-old, but he showed some smart form when finishing third in the Futurity Trophy on his most recent start at Doncaster in October, and the form of that leaves him some way clear of the field. If able to reproduce that effort, he will be very difficult to beat. Alberquerque cause the eye when getting off the mark at Gowran last October and is a danger with plenty of improvement a possibility.

Markhan - Dundalk 20:45

Markhan has been in good heart over the winter, and produced his best effort on the Flat so far when second over this trip at Wolverhampton in January, beaten by the emphasis on speed rather than the stamina test that night. Off the same mark as last time, he's fancied to take this. All's Quiet is also in fine order at the moment, winning here over C&D in January and rates as the biggest danger, while Poitin may run well at a price.

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