Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Cyclone to blow rivals away

Hidden Cyclone should be difficult to beat at Listowel

Timeform concentrate on the action from Listowel on Friday...

Hidden Cyclone hasn't quite fulfilled his abundant potential, his progress stalling last season after a taking win at Gowran Park, but he ran well in defeat at Galway last time and sets the standard here.

Progenitor was progressive for David Lanigan and can win on his Irish debut in the nine-furlong handicap at 16:05. A winner of three all-weather handicaps, Progenitor showed that he is just as good on turf when finishing second at Leicester in July, and, provided he handles testing conditions, looks sure to launch a bold bid. Progenitor has occasionally raced lazily so the addition of cheekpieces could possibly draw further improvement.

The switch to the Tony Martin yard appears to have had a positive impact on Quick Jack and the four-year-old can take another step forward by landing the nine-furlong handicap at 16:40. Runner-up at Galway on his first Flat start for the yard, Quick Jack confirmed that promise when winning a Newmarket handicap on his only subsequent start, beating a well-handicapped rival, albeit with the race playing out perfectly. Those efforts came over one and a half miles but the unexposed Quick Jack should have enough speed to handle the step back in trip and he holds leading claims. 

ForpadydePlaster shaped quite well in the Kerry National on Wednesday and will have his supporters if turning out again so soon, however Hidden Cyclone should take a fair bit of beating, with or without Forpadydeplaster in opposition, and is a confident selection in the two-and-a-half mile chase at 17:15. Hidden Cyclone hasn't quite fulfilled his abundant potential, his progress stalling last season after a taking win at Gowran Park, but he ran well in defeat at Galway last time and sets the standard here. This looks like a straightforward task for Hidden Cyclone over his optimum trip.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Listowel

Back Progenitor in the 16:05
Back Quick Jack in the 16:40
Back Hidden Cyclone in the 17:15

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