Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday, 25 August

Timeform provide three bets from Ireland on Friday
Timeform provide three bets from Ireland on Friday

Timeform pick out three bets from Killarney on Friday evening.


Big Bad Sal - 17:05 Killarney

Big Bad Sal is 5 lb better off with Ballot Box for a two-length defeat at Roscommon last time and he ought to be able to turn the tables with that rival now. He was denied a run that day, but still kept on well in the final furlong, nearest the finish. The return to 1m will suit Big Bad Sal, so is preferred to Ballot Box, who can still run well and could be the one for the forecast, though Ellona will also have a say off a good racing weight.

Bella Estrella - 17:40 Killarney

Bella Estrella is bred to be smart and showed fairly useful form at the first time of asking when making a winning debut at Leopardstown last week. That was only an ordinary maiden, but she won it in ready fashion, and is almost certain to improve for that experience. She has to concede 7 lb to the field, but should have enough to follow up. Groundfrost bounced back to form last time and could prove the biggest danger.

Alaykha - 18:10 Killarney

Alaykha made an encouraging debut at Limerick in June and still looked rough around the edges stepped up to 14f here last time. She failed to build on her debut run straight away, though she isn't the first from this yard not to this season, and with Dermot Weld in better form now, she remains one to be interested in sporting first-time blinkers and tongue strap. High Language is another with plenty of potential and won't be far away, while the well-bred Mariora is also interesting on her debut.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Killarney)

Win back Big Bad Sal in the 17:05
Win back Bella Estrella in the 17:40
Win back Alaykha in the 18:10


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