Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Shadow Eile to put a smile on O'Brien's face

Jospeh O'Brien aims to put the weekend's disappointment's behind him with Shadow Eile.

The Timeform Irish team highlight three selections for tonight's evening meeting at Ballinrobe...

Joseph O’Brien is an eye-catching jockey booking and Shadow Eile will go close if transferring her hurdling form into this sphere...

The 17:50 may be a Flat maiden, but if features some useful jumping types and Shadow Eile looks very interesting on her Flat debut. A bumper winner who made up into a useful novice last term, Shadow Eile's season culminated with a career-best effort in a Grade Two mares event at Fairyhouse in April. Joseph O'Brien is an eye-catching jockey booking and Shadow Eile will go close if transferring her hurdling form into this sphere.

A small field goes to post in the 18:50 and Stunned Silence is sure to be a warm order, but it may pay to side with Snap Alam. A versatile sort, Snap Alam was back to his best when winning a seven-furlong Sligo handicap last month. He was not in the same form at Roscommon last time, but he has won two of his three starts over course and distance and is taken to resume winning ways this evening.

Last but by no means least today is Mic Milano in the 20:50. The John Ryan-trained gelding didn't show much on debut in a Fairyhouse bumper, but has posted solid efforts on both starts over hurdles to date, taking a step forward when runner-up in a 15-runner course and distancemaiden won by Miradane on latest. Mic Milano appears to be getting with experience and looks capable of going one better in the finale.

Timeform SmartPlays
All at Ballinrobe
Back Shadow Eile in the 17:50
Back Snap Alam in the 18:50
Back Mic Milano in the 20:50

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