Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday 12 April

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"...has done little wrong in finding one too good on each of his three starts in bumpers to date..."

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ANDALUSA - 16:50 Ballinrobe

ANDALUSA proved something of a let down at Fairyhouse in February, her failure to settle/jumping proving her undoing. However, she had previously shaped with a good deal of promise and could be worth chancing to bounce back under Paul Townend, who has an impressive 47% strike rate on hurdling favourites. Takeittothelimits showed fairly useful form in bumpers back in 2016 and is interesting on return. Bercasa and Little Light complete the shortlist.

SILLOGUE PIO - 19:00 Ballinrobe

SILLOGUE PIO made an excellent start for a new stable when second at Wexford seven days ago, and the form of that effort is already working out well, with the winner following up in good style at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Gavin Cromwell's charge has the potential for more improvement here, and a 3 lb higher mark might not be enough to stop him going one better at the expense of recent winner The Reaping Race and handicap debutant Wild Desire, who is well treated on recent Flat form.

BRAESIDE - 20:00 Ballinrobe

BRAESIDE has done little wrong in finding one too good on each of his three starts in bumpers to date, keeping on well to be beaten just three quarters of a length on the latter occasion at Wexford, and he is fancied to make it fourth time lucky with Jamie Codd again in the plate. Pont Aval is also entitled to be in the mix on form and can give the selection most to do ahead of Better Be Alright, who ought to improve from his debut effort.

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