Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday October 17
Timeform have identified three bets for you from Cork on Saturday.
Rainfall Radar went close to breaking her duck at Naas last month and she's been found a good opportunity to go one better here.
Cork 15:35 - Akira
Akira looked as good as ever when making a winning debut for Aidan O'Brien here last month and looks capable of following up. All five runners can be given a chance in this contest, with Sruthan feared most, but it's possible that Akira will improve further under the care of O'Brien, and she will prove difficult to beat if that is the case.
Cork 16:10 - Niven
Niven showed improved form when getting off the mark in a nursery over C&D last month, and is fancied to follow up off just a 3 lb higher mark here. The expensively-purchased Dewdrop, representing the powerful Aidan O'Brien yard, is an obvious danger on her nursery bow, but Niven already has the form in the book and looks open to further improvement so he gets the nod.
Cork 17:20 - Rainfall Radar
Rainfall Radar went close to breaking her duck at Naas last month and she's been found a good opportunity to go one better here. Rainfall Radar stayed on strongly last time and would have won in another few strides, so this slightly longer trip ought to suit, and she sets a clear standard on form.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays: (All at Cork)
Back Akira in the 15:35
Back Niven in the 16:10
Back Rainfall Radar in the 17:20