Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday November 8

Racing comes from Dundalk on Friday evening

Timeform bring you their three best bets form across the Irish Sea on Friday...

"Castle of Argh looks to be the improver of the pack, having shaped better than the result suggested last time..."

It's Friday night all-weather action from Dundalk to end this week's Irish SmartPlays, and the mile handicap (20:15) looks a good place to start. Both Apache Gold and Dancing Cosmos have been on the scoreboard recently and are worthy of respect as a result, but it's better to side with Whitethorne Scent, who although he is yet to get his head in front has caught the eye on a couple of occasions and looks to be on a very workable mark. 

It's a 10-furlong maiden under the microscope next (20:45), where Castle of Argh looks to be the improver of the pack, having shaped better than the result suggested when sixth at Cork on debut at a big price. He is in good hands with John Oxx, so it would be no surprise to see him take a considerable step up. High Net Worth, who is unlucky to still be a maiden, rates as the main danger. 

Our last bet comes in the closing contest, this time a handicap over 10 furlongs (21:15)where Refractor gets the nod to build on the promise of his recent C&D second. He seems to go well on this surface, and his most recent outing suggested a return to form after struggling for much of the year so far. A win here looks likely and would make his renaissance complete, although Super Sling has the potential for better and still rates as a potential threat. 

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Dundalk

Back Whitethorne Scent in the 20:15
Back Castle of Argh in the 20:45
Back Refractor in the 21:15


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