Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday, June 8

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"...she is well worth another try at six furlongs..."

Timeform on Gorane

Cape of Good Hope - 17:25 Curragh

Cape of Good Hope is bred in the purple - brother to Highland Reel and Idaho - and made a highly-promising debut at Leopardstown a fortnight ago, shaping as though in need of the run for both fitness and experience. Given Aidan O'Brien's approach with his juveniles you can expect Cape of Good Hope to improve significantly for that initial experience, and he should prove hard to beat. Stablemate Mohawk needs monitoring in the market on debut, as does Ger Lyons's well-related colt Zander.

Gorane - 19:45 Curragh

Gorane has returned an improved performer as a four-year-old, finishing runner-up both starts in listed races at Navan and here. The way she went through the race last time suggests she is well worth another try at six furlongs, and could prove too strong for the well-backed British raider One Master, who was easy to back on her return at Lingfield and should appreciate this drop in trip.

Tissiak - 20:55 Curragh

Tissiak chased home an easy winner ridden by her jockey at Fairyhouse last week and can make it third time lucky with more improvement to come. The superbly-bred Park Bloom holds a number of big entries and should leave her debut form behind, while Lure of The Sea is a newcomer to note for Dermot Weld.


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