Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday October 27

Galway hosts racing today

A jumps meeting from Galway makes up the Irish programme on Sunday...

"Pat Garrett (16:10) was clear and still travelling well in blinkers when falling heavily two from home at Ballinrobe, and built on that when an easy winner at Downpatrick last time."

In the handicap hurdle at 14:25, the gallant Fosters Cross is sure to give his running, but he may struggle to concede weight to the progressive Blacklough, who ran a cracker on his handicap bow at Listowel. Nearly Nama'd has shaped as if in need of both runs this autumn, and may benefit from the fitting of a hood now.

Shrapnel only did what was needed when scoring on his chase debut, and while a stiffer test will suit in time, he's expected to supplement that success to land the Grade 3 novice chase at 15:35. Six Stone Ned is a sound jumper, and can't be dismissed, while Foxrock is expected to make into a decent sort over fences, but stays three miles well and may find this test too sharp on debut.

Pat Garrett (16:10) was clear and still travelling well in blinkers when falling heavily two from home at Ballinrobe, and built on that when an easy winner at Downpatrick last time. Still looks ahead of his mark here despite a hefty rise. Georgie is feared most, with Reality Dose and last year's winner Yeoman also worthy of attention.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Galway

Back Blacklough in the 14:25
Back Shrapnel in the 15:35
Back Pat Garrett in the 16:10

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