Timeform Irish SmartPlays: News to Show the way home

Barry Gergaghty takes the ride aboard News Show at 20:00.

Racing takes place at Ballinrobe on Monday evening. Our Irish team have highlighted three potential winners...

"News Show hasn't troubled the judge in a few maiden hurdles but she was decent on the Flat, and it would be no surprise were she to raise her game..."

Enchanted Forest sets the standard but he doesn't look bombproof by any means, while Fergiethelegend clearly has limitations. Consequently, it could be worth chancing hurdling debutant Baby Grey (19:00) who landed a bumper earlier this month and ought to go well if jumping proficiently on debut in this sphere.

Call Me Bubbles will be a tough opponent if able to get back on track following the disappointment of his latest effort. However, Bayan (19:30) is on an upward curve and, with the distinct possibility of more to come, he is preferred. The four-year-old is a progressive hurdler, who was well backed when opening account in 15-runner Cork maiden (2m) in March. Scored on the Flat in a first-time tongue tie (retained here) since and capable of better still.

Norah Starr and Faranadooney are easy enough to make a case for here but it could be worth siding with handicap debutante News Show (20:00). She hasn't troubled the judge in a few maiden hurdles but she was decent on the Flat, and it would be no surprise were she to raise her game now trying her luck in a handicap, particularly with Barry Geraghty doing the steering.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Ballinrobe
Back Baby Grey in the 19:00
Back Bayan in the 19:30
Back News Show in the 20:00

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