Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Slade to Power home at Dundalk

Today's three SmartPlays run on the polytrack at Dundalk

Three more selections from the Timeform's Irish team for Dundalk this evening....

The fact Slade Power won with a bit in hand that day, despite having been set a lot to do, gives hope that he will see out the extra furlong

First up is the Edward Lynam-trained Slade Power (18:45) who is no relation to the stable's flag-bearer Sole Power but certainly looks to be another smart prospect for the yard. Having already proven he handles polytrack when winning a decent-looking maiden at the track in January, Slade Power showed marked improvement when landing a bit of a gamble in a competitive six-furlong handicap at Cork on his reappearance earlier this month. The fact Slade Power won with a bit in hand that day, despite having been set a lot to do, gives hope that he will see out the extra furlong (not sure to stay much further than six furlongs) and a bold bid is expected.

Next up is Tohugo who looks capable of finally losing his maiden tag in the seven-furlong handicap at 19:15. Tohugo has shaped well when in the frame on two of his three starts this season, finishing fourth of 16 to Little Village in a similar event at Navan on Sunday. The booking of Pat Smullen looks significant and, given he is also well drawn, he is expected to go close this evening.

Finally, we come to Topadee who didn't actually make her racecourse debut until the age of four but gradually developed into a fair performer last term, winning an apprentice event at Tipperary in August and finishing second to Royal Intruder at Galway. Despite having already proven herself to be a capable performer, she has long looked the type to do better this year and she is expected to take plenty of beating despite top weight in the mile handicap at 20:15.

Timeform SmartPlays:

Back Slade Power in the 18:45
Back Tohugo in the 19:15
Back Topadee in the 20:15

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