Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Bolger's filly has plenty of Heart

Heart Focus can provide Jim Bolger with another win

There is a top-quality card at the Curragh on Sunday and Timeform provide you with three bets...

Heart Focus, a good fourth in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot on her most recent outing, sets the clear form standard and a reproduction of that effort would make her extremely difficult to beat...

Jim Bolger, successful with Trading Leather in yesterday's Irish Derby, can enjoy further Group-race success as Heart Focus is taken to land the Group 3 six-furlong event at 14:35. Heart Focus, a good fourth in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot on her most recent outing, sets the clear form standard and a reproduction of that effort would make her extremely difficult to beat. Heart Focus has already accrued plenty of experience for a juvenile and she can put that experience to good use.

Alive Alive Oh takes a marked step up in grade as she jumps from listed company to Group 1 level in the Pretty Polly Stakes at 15:35, but Tommy Stack's contender looks like a filly potentially from the top drawer and she can beat her more established rivals. Well backed on both starts this year, Alive Alive Oh produced a devastating turn of foot to win at Navan and she deserves a crack at this level such was the impression she created last time. NON RUNNER

Target Acquired looks to be going the right way and can claim the concluding seven-furlong handicap at 17:45. Andrew Oliver's three-year-old was all out to open his account at Cork on his penultimate outing, but he improved to finish second at Naas last time and the improving three-year-old can take another step forward today.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at the Curragh

Back Heart Focus in the 14:35
Back Alive Alive Oh in the 15:35 NON RUNNER
Back Target Acquired in the 17:45

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