Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Maharaja set to rule at Leopardstown

Aidan O'Brien trains two of today's selections.

Timeform highlight three bets on a cracking card at Leopardstown...

A number of those in the 14:10 hold Classic entries, and it could prove to be an informative event. Ceisteach sets a fair standard and should be thereabouts, but it would no surprise to see this go to one of the well-bred Ballydoyle newcomers, with Meandering, a sister to smart winner Up and half-sister to the high-class Dutch Art, getting the vote as the pick of Joseph O'Brien.

The unbeaten Indian Maharaja (15:10) is generally fifth-favourite in the Derby lists and is expected to maintain his unbeaten record. Curragh winner Ebanoran looks open to considerable progress and is worth keeping on side this season, while Shining Emerald sets the standard and should figure up in trip.

A very tricky handicap in which the vote goes to Indian Landing (16:20) whose consistency was hard to knock last year, and who was far from disgraced when third over this trip at Dundalk in January. Sailors Warn has been plying his trade to good effect over hurdles, looking as good as ever here last time, and he should put up a bold show despite being unproven at this trip.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Leopardstown
Back Meandering in the 14:10
Back Indian Maharajah in the 15:10
Back Indian Landing in the 16:20

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