Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday 25 October

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"...looks a banker to win sooner rather than later..."

Timeform on Thames River

Thames River - 18:45 Dundalk

Thames River looks a banker to win sooner rather than later and this represents a good opportunity on the back of a promising debut second here. A half-brother to the high-class Barney Roy, Thames River showed his inexperience on debut but put in his best work towards the finish and should improve for the extra furlong.

Pretty Smart - 19:15 Dundalk

Pretty Smart shaped well when finishing fifth in an apprentice handicap at Navan last time out, faring best of the horses held up, and she can shed her maiden tag here. She kept on well from two furlongs out last time, so should appreciate the extra furlong, and she looks capable of winning off this sort of mark.

Cautious Approach - 20:45 Dundalk

Cautious Approach knuckled down well here last time to land her third race of the campaign and she is expected to follow up that career-best performance with another bold showing off a 5 lb higher mark. She has proved she stays this far, so the step up in trip is not a problem, and she is clearly effective at this track.

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