Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday 31 August

There is racing at the Curragh this evening
There is racing at the Curragh this evening

Timeform pick out their three best bets from the Curragh on Friday evening...

"Pink Dogwood is a sister to the Irish Derby winner Latrobe so should be very much suited by this longer trip, having been no match for Debutante fourth Lady Kaya last time."

Timeform on Pink Dogwood

PINK DOGWOOD - 16:50 Curragh

PINK DOGWOOD, Softly Strong and Trethias all shaped well on debut and they are preferred in that order before market clues. Pink Dogwood is a sister to the Irish Derby winner Latrobe so should be very much suited by this longer trip, having been no match for Debutante fourth Lady Kaya last time. Newcomer Singer is another to keep an eye on in the market.

HIGHWAY TO SUCCESS - 17:20 Curragh

Recent Galway winner HIGHWAY TO SUCCESS looks ahead of his mark (82) now contesting a nursery - the fourth from his Galway win has since run well in defeat - and can strike again for his in-form yard. Royal Canford and Cardini are at opposite ends of the weights as they start out in handicaps themselves and remain with potential.

MISS POWER - 19:50 Curragh

The Edward Lynam-trained MISS POWER made good strides last term, landing two of her five starts, both over this minimum trip. Whilst she has a 13 month absence to overcome, she could be worth chancing from the same mark as her last success, having scored on her respective return last spring. The unexposed Lost Treasure and red-hot Gopsies Daughter are others worthy of consideration.

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