Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Noble Inn to win at Ballinrobe

Willie Mullins saddles Ballinrobe fancy Noble Inn
Willie Mullins saddles Ballinrobe fancy Noble Inn

Timeform's Irish team focus on the racing from Ballinrobe, providing you with three selections...

Noble Inn is clearly a lot better than he managed to show in the Fred Winter, and he can bounce back here. 

Orgilgo Bay ran really well when finishing third in the Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival, but Noble Inn wasn't seen to best effect in that contest, meeting plenty of trouble during the race, and he may be capable of reversing the form when the pair clash in the two-mile hurdle at 18:05. Noble Inn's prospects at Cheltenham were dealt an early blow as he was hampered at the second and made a bad mistake at the next, and was then allowed to come home in his own time after losing his place on the run to the second last. He is clearly a lot better than he managed to show in the Fred Winter, his runner-up effort behind Analifet in a Grade 3 earlier in the season adding some weight to that assertion, and he can bounce back here. 

Mr Cosmopolitan fell in a handicap chase at Navan last time but he had shaped well in a beginners' chase prior to that and makes significant appeal in the 22-furlong contest at 19:05. Mr Cosmopolitan is clearly no superstar, but he has pieces of form that look good in the context of this race, and a reproduction of any one of his three completed efforts this season could see him go close. 

Cheap As Chips may have been seen to maximum effect when scoring at Tramore last time, allowed too much rope out in front, but that was the in-form mare's second win on the spin and she should make a bold bid for the hat-trick in the 17-furlong handicap chase at 19:35. Cheap as Chips, who had won a handicap hurdle at Clonmel prior to scoring at Tramore, is clearly in excellent heart at present, the form of her life in fact, and she has been found another nice opportunity to add to her winning sequence.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:
All at Ballinrobe

Back Noble Inn in the 18:05 
Back Mr Cosmopolitan in the 19:05
Back Cheap As Chips in the 19:35

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