Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday September 29

Sunday's racing comes from the Curragh

Three bets on Sunday's good-class meeting at the Curragh make up Sunday's Irish SmartPlays...

"...given the Ballydoyle stable's recent record of getting the relative merits of their two-year-olds spot on the hint should be taken."

Our first interest comes in the Group 3 Park Stakes (14:40) over seven furlongs. My Titania was impressive in carrying the colours of her sire Sea The Stars to success in a Leopardstown maiden three weeks ago and can take the rise in class in stride, for all Tarfasha and Minorette won't go down without a fight.

The premier handicap at 15:45 is fiendishly difficult. It could be argued that we're only making it more so by selecting a horse that hasn't ever run over sprint trips, but the Ger Lyons-trained Machete Mark travels in a manner that suggests he can do well over this trip and may just represent some value. Twenty One Choice, Invincible Ridge and Nero Emperor appeal as the main dangers.

Finally, we're recommending that you go with Geoffrey Chaucer in the Beresford Stakes (16:15). He has something to find on form, but Joseph O'Brien prefers him to Oklahoma City, and given the Ballydoyle stable's recent record of getting the relative merits of their two-year-olds spot on the hint should be taken. Exogenesis is exposed, but is the strict form pick, and can provide a fair measure on what the selection achieves.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at the Curragh

Back My Titania in the 14:40
Back Machete Mark in the 15:45
Back Geoffrey Chaucer in the 16:15

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