Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday August 27

Ireland's only race meeting today is at Ballinrobe

Today's Irish action comes from Ballinrobe, where Timeform bring you their three best bets...

Action on this dual-purpose card switches to fences for the last three races and the Galloping Gander can land the spoils back over the larger obstacles in the 17-furlong handicap at 19:35...

On paper, the staying handicap (17:35) over one mile and six furlongs looks a tight contest, but the vote narrowly goes to Timjoe on the back of his creditable second at Roscommon last time. He will relish the extra two furlongs here and can go one better. The application of cheekpieces on Zemario may sharpen him up and he won't be far away, whilst the hat-trick seeking Prince Chaparral also merits respect; they head a lengthy list of dangers.

The nine-furlong handicap (18:35) should go the way of the progressive Woodsophiesmile who can make light of the 6 lb rise she has received for her Galway victory. Tony Martin's filly hasn't had much racing and should continue to stay one step ahead of the assessor. Thefiddlerofduneen ran creditably on his first start over hurdles last time and merits consideration, whilst Rose Angel's much improved effort at Sligo last time suggests there may be more to come and she cannot be discounted.

Action on this dual-purpose card switches to fences for the last three races and the Galloping Gander can land the spoils back over the larger obstacles in the 17-furlong handicap at 19:35. He was the last off the bridle in a generously-run handicap hurdle at Galway last time and the jockey booking of Ruby Walsh for tonight's proceedings certainly catches the eye. Why But Why makes the shortlist on the back of his Tramore victory and Boxer Beat is another to watch out for.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Ballinrobe

Back Timjoe in the 17:35
Back Woodsophiesmile in the 18:35
Back Galloping Gander in the 19:35

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