Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday May 24

The Irish 1,000 Guineas is the feature race on Sunday
The Irish 1,000 Guineas is the feature race on Sunday

There's more classic action on Sunday as the Curragh stage the Irish 1,000 Guineas, and Timeform have found the best three bets on the card...


"Useful hurdler Theophilus would have benefited from a stronger gallop when chasing home Ballybacka Queen on his return to the Flat at Leopardstown earlier this month, and he has sound prospects of turning the tables..."

Curragh 15:20 - The Grey Gatsby

The Grey Gatsby made a solid return to action when chasing home Solow in Dubai and last year's French Derby and Irish Champion Stakes hero can add another Group 1 prize to his tally. Al Kazeem, who won this in 2013, has shown he's as good as ever at the age of seven and is likely to offer the greatest threat.


Curragh 15:55 - Pleascach

The Jim Bolger-trained Pleascach left her rivals standing in the Blue Wind Stakes at Naas recently and the drop back in trip to a mile here shouldn't be an issue in what promises to be a strongly-run race. With the distinct possibility of even better to come, Pleascach is taken to see off Found, who boasts the most solid form credentials.


Curragh 16:30 - Theophilus

Useful hurdler Theophilus would have benefited from a stronger gallop when chasing home Ballybacka Queen on his return to the Flat at Leopardstown earlier this month, and he has sound prospects of turning the tables with that rival here granted a better pace. Theophilus is lightly raced and should still have plenty more to offer.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays (all Curragh)

Back The Grey Gatsby in the 15:20
Back Pleascach in the 15:55
Back Theophilus in the 16:30


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