Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday June 22

Timeform highlight three bets from Gowran Park on Sunday
Timeform highlight three bets from Gowran Park on Sunday

Gowran Park hosts the racing in Ireland on Sunday, and Timeform provide you with three bets...

Calorie boasts the strongest form in the opening seven-furlong maiden (14:15) but she hasn't quite gone on as expected and it is worth siding with the once-raced Adroit who shaped well on debut and remains open to improvement. Adroit is bred to be useful and she showed plenty to work with on her belated debut, keeping on well without having to be knocked about, and the in-form Ger Lyons has found a nice opportunity for his filly to get off the mark. 

Our next bet runs in the seven-furlong handicap at 15:45 as we side with the Jim Bolger-trained Earth Drummer on his handicap debut. Earth Drummer isn't obviously thrown in on his handicap bow, his mark looking no more than fair, but, crucially, he remains open to further improvement and comes into this in good form having won a Limerick maiden earlier in the month. He broke his maiden in decisive fashion, staying on strongly to score, and he can continue on his upward curve.

Finally, we turn to Namurian Sunset in the nine-and-a-half furlong handicap at 16:45 for our third bet. Namurian Sunset arguably contested a stronger handicap than the one he faces today when finishing a creditable third at Limerick, an effort which represented a return to form, and a reproduction of that performance should make him competitive here. He has been dropped 2 lb in the weights and, back at the scene of his only win, has to enter calculations.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Gowran Park

Back Adroit in the 14:15
Back Earth Drummer in the 15:45
Back Namurian Sunset in the 16:45


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