Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday May 29

Timeform bring you three bets from Fairyhouse
Timeform bring you three bets from Fairyhouse

Timeform focus on the action at Fairyhouse and identify three horses that you should back...

Jack Naylor caught the eye when staying on strongly to finish fifth on debut at Leopardstown and he can improve enough to land the six-furlong opener at Fairyhouse (17:50). Bred for longer trips, Jack Naylor will come into his own over further but he performance at Leopardstown, where he played up at the start, became detached and then finished with a rattle, suggests that he certainly possesses the ability to win a maiden. Trainer Jessie Harrington is in good form at the moment and sent out a two-year-old winner in the shape of Jeannie Girl at the Curragh on Saturday, and Jack Naylor can provide her with further success. 

Beyond Brilliance has the best form on offer but she's already had plenty of chances and it could be worth siding with the Dermot Weld-trained Timiyan in the seven-furlong median auction maiden at 19:25. Timiyan shaped with promise on debut at Leopardstown and she stepped up on that when finishing fourth over nine furlongs at Tipperary last time, still showing signs of experience as her effort flattened out close home. Timiyan drops down in trip which, based on pedigree, isn't sure to suit, but this isn't a strong race and Dermot Weld's filly is taken to register a first success. 

Our best bet runs in the final race on the card as we side with John Oxx's once-raced filly Newton's Night in the ten-furlong maiden (21:00). A sister to the useful Dress Rehearsal (9f-1½m) and a half-sister to 3 winners, Newton's Night, whose dam was a half-sister to smart stayer Far Cry (stayed 2½m), shaped with plenty of promise over an inadequate seven furlongs on debut at Leopardstown last year, finishing sixth under considerate handling. Tonight's ten-furlong trip ought to suit Newton's Night and the three-year-old filly is expected to significantly build on that encouraging introduction.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Fairyhouse

Back Jack Naylor in the 17:50
Back Timiyan in the 19:25
Back Newton's Night in the 21:00


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