Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday July 18

Timeform have three bets from the Curragh on Irish Oaks day
Timeform have three bets from the Curragh on Irish Oaks day

There's a fantastic card at the Curragh on Saturday and Timeform have identified the three best bets, including one in the feature race, the Irish Oaks...

The progressive Curvy can rack up the five-timer and make a successful step up to Group 1 company by winning the Irish Oaks...

Curragh 16:45 - Final Frontier

The Jessie Harrington-trained Final Frontier looked a good prospect when making a winning debut here three weeks ago, forging clear to win by four and a half lengths. Final Frontier is from a family the yard have done well with and he can take this step up in class in his stride.


Curragh 17:15 - Mecca's Angel

Flying filly Mecca's Angel should have too much speed for her rivals in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes. Mecca's Angel progressed rapidly last season, winning four of her five starts, including a Group 3 at Newbury, and she looked better than ever when blitzing the opposition in a Group 3 at Longchamp on return, winning in the style of a filly set to make an impact at the highest level. She looks to have been found a good opportunity here and, with conditions in her favour, she should prove difficult to beat.


Curragh 17:50 - Curvy

The progressive Curvy can rack up the five-timer and make a successful step up to Group 1 company by winning the Irish Oaks. Having started out in handicaps this season, Curvy has thrived on racing, beating Giovanni Canaletto at the Curragh before landing the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes, and the form of that Royal Ascot victory sets the standard here. Curvy didn't have everything her own way on that occasion, either, and may still have a bit more to offer, so she looks sure to launch a bold bid.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at the Curragh

Back Final Frontier in the 16:45
Back Mecca's Angel in the 17:15
Back Curvy in the 17:50

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