Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday October 18
There's a good card at Naas on Sunday and Timeform have identified three bets for you.
The lightly-raced Almela found only a battle-hardened stable companion too good in a listed race at Galway last time and she may prove difficult to beat if improving as expected
Naas 14:55 - Reckless Endeavour
Reckless Endeavour is potentially well treated based on his defeat of the smart Herald The Dawn in a C&D maiden in July, and he is worth forgiving a defeat in a big-field sales event at the Curragh last time. Reckless Endeavour was returning from a 10-week lay-off at the Curragh and shaped as if needing the run, holding every chance until weakening inside the final furlong. He ought to have come on for that outing and can bounce back to winning ways.
Naas 15:25 - Joailliere
Joailliere ran out an impressive winner on debut at Gowran Park and she acquitted herself well when pitched in at deep end in the Irish 1000 Guineas on just her second start, finishing ninth but beaten only 6¼ lengths by Pleascach. The fact that she was sent off at just 10/1 in a strong renewal of a classic on the back of one run suggests that she's held in high regard, and, given break since, she can confirm herself a smart prospect.
Naas 17:05 - Almela
The lightly-raced Almela found only a battle-hardened stable companion too good in a listed race at Galway last time and she may prove difficult to beat if improving as expected. Almela had previously run out a wide-margin winner on debut, justifying long odds-on quotes, and she actually showed improved form in defeat last time, going through the race like a filly well capable of winning at this level.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays: (All at Naas)
Back Reckless Endeavour in the 14:55
Back Joailliere in the 15:25
Back Almela in the 17:05