Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday August 22

There's racing at the Curragh on Saturday
There's racing at the Curragh on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from the Curragh on Saturday.

"Katimavik gained a narrow victory in a decent C&D handicap to get off the mark for the season earlier this month, and looks the way to go again with a 3 lb rise fair."

Gordon Lord Byron - 15:35 Curragh

Gordon Lord Byron was beaten only a length in a Deauville Group 1 last time and can return to winning ways back at the scene of his listed success earlier in the summer. Mick Halford's Toscanini was only just denied by Mattmu in a Group 3 over C&D a couple of weeks ago and is an obvious threat, while Moviesta lost all chance at the start last time and is better judged on his previous course third.

Independence Day - 16:45 Curragh

David Wachman's Independence Day is 2 lb better off at the weights with Promised Money for a half-length defeat in a Tipperary listed event last time and is taken to turn the tables on Edward Lynam's charge. Bear Cheek made a most encouraging winning start to his career at Naas last month and may prove best of the remainder.

Katimavik - 17:20 Curragh

Katimavik gained a narrow victory in a decent C&D handicap to get off the mark for the season earlier this month, and looks the way to go again with a 3 lb rise fair. Law Major is open to further improvement and is feared most on handicap debut.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at the Curragh

Back Gordon Lord Byron in the 15:35
Back Independence Day in the 16:45
Back Katimavik in the 17:20

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