Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday, April 13

The Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri makes his return at Naas on Friday
The Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri makes his return at Naas on Friday
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Timeform pick out three bets from Naas on Friday.

"He is in his element in the mud and is very much the one to beat on these terms..."

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Downforce - 15:15 Naas

Downforce was well served by the run of the race at Navan last week, controlling the race from the outset, and strong at the finish. He is in his element in the mud and is very much the one to beat on these terms. Conversely, War Secretary has to prove he can do it under these conditions on return from a year off, so Making Light is feared most.

Cliffs of Moher - 15:50 Naas

All five of these lack a recent run, but the Aidan O'Brien-trained duo of Cliffs of Moher and Capri look the ones to focus on. Capri won the Irish Derby and the St Leger last season, but could prove vulnerable making his return over a mile and a quarter, so Cliffs of Moher is preferred. He was quick out of the blocks last season, and the 5 lb he receives here could prove decisive.

Hunting Horn - 17:00 Naas

Three sons of Camelot will prove hard to split, but Hunting Horn is the pick on breeding and has the edge in terms of experience, so Ryan Moore's mount is taken to prevail ahead of Gardens of Babylon and Latrobe, who both arrive on the back of eye-catching debuts.

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