Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Backing Oxx is the right Approach

John Oxx introduces an interesting newcomer

Timeform focus on the action at Gowran Park, providing you with three selections...

Trained by John Oxx, Flashy Approach is certainly in the right hands to fulfill his potential and he is worth siding with on racecourse debut...

Late Rosebud shaped with plenty of promise when finishing third at the Curragh on debut and she should take a bit of beating in the opening contest (17:15) at Gowran. Late Rosebud is a sister to Yellow Rosebud - a smart filly also trained by Dermot Weld - and while she has a way to go to match her sister's form she did make a good impression on her racecourse bow. Having travelled well for much of the way, Late Rosebud stuck on well in the closing stages without being subject to strong handling and she can show the benefit of that experience here NON RUNNER

Jim Bolger's Wexford Opera has spurned plenty of good opportunities and it may be worth siding with the superbly-bred Flashy Approach in the seven-furlong maiden at 17:50. Flashy Approach's dam, Flashy Wings, won the Queen Mary and Lowther Stakes as a two-year-old, while his sire, New Approach, was a top-class racehorse and has made a stunning impression in his burgeoning career as a sire. Trained by John Oxx, Flashy Approach is certainly in the right hands to fulfill his potential and he is worth siding with on racecourse debut.

Our third SmartPlay runs in the final race on the card (21:00) as we side with The Fox Tully. He hasn't always appeared to be the most straightforward of characters but he has been in good heart of late, finishing in the frame on his two most recent outings, and he arguably did well to finish so close at Roscommon last time as he fared best of those held up. The drop back in trip looks sure to suit and he can put up a bold show.

Irish SmartPlays:
All at Gowran Park

Back Late Rosebud in the 17:15 
Back Flashy Approach in the 17:50
Back The Fox Tully in the 21:00

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