Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday October 24
There's a high-class card at Leopardstown on Saturday and Timeform have identified three bets.
Prospector was much sharper second time out, however, showing a good attitude to narrowly win a Navan maiden, and he remains open to plenty of improvement.
Leopardstown 14:55 - Intisari
The progressive Intisari wasn't seen to best effect at Dundalk last time and is taken to resume winning ways at the chief expense of the Dermot Weld-trained duo Ashraf and Zannda. Intisari went off an 8/15 favourite to complete the hat-trick last time, but the muddling pace didn't suit him, and he is better judged on his previous form, a four-length win on his previous start just about representing the best form on offer here.
Leopardstown 15:30 - Blue de Vega
Blue de Vega looked destined for better things when slamming his rivals in a 16-runner maiden at Naas and he can take the step up to Group company in his stride. Blue de Vega actually beat the reopposing Tribal Beat by five lengths at Naas and, with that rival having franked the form in good style last time, he is expected to prove difficult to beat.
Leopardstown 17:15 - Prospector
The well bred Prospector was a very expensive purchase as a yearling, but he didn't offer a great deal of encouragement on his debut, finishing in mid-division in a Roscommon maiden. He was much sharper second time out, however, showing a good attitude to narrowly win a Navan maiden, and he remains open to plenty of improvement, entering handicap company on a mark which is likely to prove lenient in time.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays: (All at Leopardstown)
Back Intisari in the 14:55
Back Blue de Vega in the 15:30
Back Prospector in the 17:15