Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday December 29

Willie Mullins is expected to have another good day
Willie Mullins is expected to have another good day

Timeform's SmartPlays team select the best bets on the final day of Leopardstown's Christmas festival.

"...Don Poli impressed when making a winning start over fences at Gowran last month and is potentially a novice chaser of the highest calibre, so he gets the vote."

Peoples Park - 14:00 Leopardstown

Several progressive sorts on show, notably Peoples Park, who can take an 8 lb weight rise for last month's Fairyhouse success in his stride. A Sizing Network, Lord Scoundrel and Sir Abbot complete the shortlist.

Princess Leya - 14:35 Leopardstown

The form of Princess Leya's Fairyhouse handicap romp last month was franked by Shantou Ed (runner-up that day) here on Saturday and she can take the step up to this grade in her stride. Analifet has a fair bit to prove at present, so Carrigmoorna Rock and Fairytale Theatre may provide the main opposition.

Don Poli - 15:05 Leopardstown

The Tullow Tank had an off day in the Drinmore though remains a top-class prospect, while Mala Beach and Shanahan's Turn also have to be given the utmost respect, but Don Poli impressed when making a winning start over fences at Gowran last month and is potentially a novice chaser of the highest calibre, so he gets the vote.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Leopardstown

Back Peoples Park in the 14:00
Back Princess Leya in the 14:35
Back Don Poli in the 15:05

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