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