Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday 22 November

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"...looked to be getting back on the right track..."

Timeform on Pulsating

Tennessee Wildcat - 17:45 Dundalk

Tennessee Wildcat shaped better than the bare result when finishing sixth here last month, catching the eye with how fluently he travelled. That claiming contest was a good race of its type and this looks like a weaker affair. He is reunited with leading rider Colin Keane this evening and is expected to launch a bold bid. Alabaster is interesting on his first start for Denis Hogan having left Sir Mark Prescott, and he is considered a danger.

Assurance - 18:45 Dundalk

Assurance had a stiff task when starting off in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, and although she failed to beat a rival she wasn't beaten far, running to a fairly useful level which gives her strong claims at this level. She was clearly in need of the experience on debut but was spared a hard time and ought to have derived considerable benefit from the outing.

Pulsating - 20:45 Dundalk

Pulsating has slipped in the weights after a largely disappointing year, but she looked to be getting back on the right track when not beaten far here last time. She was only eighth, but that was a much more encouraging effort and she looks well handicapped if building on it. It's worth noting she won twice here around this time last season, and she is expected to make the most of a good draw. Loaded finished runner-up in the race Pulsating contested last time and proved he is in good form by winning here on Wednesday. He is expected to pose a threat.

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