Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday October 26

Leopardstown plays host to racing on Saturday.

Timeform suggest three bets at Leopardstown this afternoon...

"Shining Emerald sets the standard in the Group 3 Killavullan Stakes, due off at 14:35, and will appreciate the return to 7f but in Michaelmas he's up against a well-bred and unexposed colt from a powerful stable..."

Shining Emerald sets the standard in the Group 3 Killavullan Stakes, due off at 14:35, and will appreciate the return to 7f but in Michaelmas he's up against a well-bred and unexposed colt from a powerful stable who threatens to take a big step forward over this trip. The juvenile has been off since getting off the mark, despite the drop to five furlongs, at the Curragh in May but he's open to plenty of improvement and can handle the step up in grade.

Greanta remains capable of better at this trip and she's given the nod off her featherweight in the 15:10. The step up to a mile brought about improvement when landing Cork nursery recently and, though she's 6 lb higher here, she remains unexposed and should go well. 

A tentative vote in the 16:55 goes to Barack, who is holding his form well since scoring over 9f here last month. Secret Recipe is clearly better than he showed at Cork last time and ought to fare better here with the blinkers now reached for. The selection snapped a lengthy losing run when scoring here and remains with some scope despite having gone up in the weights slightly.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Leopardstown
Back Michaelmas in the 14:35
Back Greanta in the 15:10
Back Barack in the 16:55

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