Timeform Irish SmartPlays: This Angel is no Rogue

Davy Russell takes the ride on a couple of today's SmartPlays

Timeform's Irish team head to Galway and Wexford for today's SmartPlays.

Better for his reappearance, Skibabe stepped up on previous hurdling form to land a 2½ mile maiden at Fairyhouse earlier this month, justifying good support in doing so, and he looks set to continue his upwards curve here.

Rogue Angel should have little trouble in making a winning debut over hurdles in the opener at Galway (13:35). First past the post in a valuable bumper at Fairyhouse in April, an event which has produced the likes of Simonsig, Last Instalment and Pandorama in recent years, and having previously won his sole in points by a distance, much is expected of him now switched to the Mouse Morris yard and he may be a horse with a big future.

Davy Russell is on board there and he can follow up with Skibabe in the novice hurdle later on at the Ballybrit venue (15:10). Better for his reappearance, he stepped up on previous hurdling form to land a 2½ mile maiden at Fairyhouse earlier this month, justifying good support in doing so, and he looks set to continue his upwards curve here.

Last-time-out course and distance winner Coolharbour Breeze will have many supporters to land Wexford's 2 mile 3 furlong handicap chase (15:55), but with the ground likely to remain on the faster side of good, Good Decision makes plenty of appeal. He was last seen in May when finding the runner-up spot in a brace of Ballinrobe handicaps and represents the connections that landed this race 12 months ago with subsequent Troytown Chase winner Groody Hill. As a horse who goes well fresh, everything seems set for a big run.


Timeform SmartPlays

Back Rogue Angel in the 13:35 at Galway
Back Skibabe in the 15:10 at Galway
Back Good Decision in the 15:55 at Wexford


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