Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Great opportunity for Shanghai

Irish Smartplays team have their eyes on the mixed card at Ballinrobe today.

Timeform's Irish team are at the only racecourse in County Mayo, Ballinrobe, for today's best bets...

The Great Shanghai was a lightly-raced maiden pointer and showed a good attitude to nail Ted Dolly close home on his debut under Rules...

Just the mixed card at Ballinrobe to focus on here, and Missunited looks a good place to start in the opening mile-and-three-quarter maiden (16:55). The five-year-old mare had already won twice in Irish bumpers and scored on her hurdling bow before an encouraging Flat debut behind Oilily at Leopardstown last time. A reproduction of that effort should suffice here, and she is taken to hold off the attentions of Buckingham Gate, her biggest threat based on the Timeform figures.

When the fixture switches to jumps, Instant Impacked can make his presence felt in the handicap chase at 19:30. Robert Tyner's six-year-old scored here in May, and bounced back from a poor effort to win easily at Tramore last time. He must prove that he can back that up here, but if he does so, then Instant Impacked should be able to defy his 9 lb rise.

The Great Shanghai has plenty going for him in the two-and-three-quarter-mile beginners chase that concludes the card at 20:00. The Great Shanghai was a lightly-raced maiden pointer and showed a good attitude to nail Ted Dolly close home on his debut under Rules. That was a Cork maiden hurdle and, as the least exposed in the field after just one subsequent start over fences, the seven-year-old makes plenty of appeal in a race where few of his rivals have much in the way of form.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays

Back Missunited in the 16:55 at Ballinrobe.
Back Instant Impacked in the 19:30 at Baliinrobe.
Back The Great Shanghai in the 20:00 at Ballinrobe.

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