Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday July 23

Evening racing on Wednesday comes from Naas
Evening racing on Wednesday comes from Naas

There's a good card at Naas on Wednesday evening and this is where we turn for today's Irish SmartPlays.

"Simply A Star hasn’t managed a win so far, but has been steadily improving in four starts and can open her account in the 17:55."

Simply A Star hasn't managed a win so far, but has been steadily improving in four starts and can open her account in the 17:55. The step back to five furlongs seemed to suit her when finishing a close second to the well-thought-of Accepted in a listed contest on her last run and this experience can help her see off today's rivals. The main threat may come from Kasbah, who has faced stiff tasks when running well behind War Envoy and Kool Kompany on his two starts to date. These both came over six furlongs however and he may not be able to match the speed of Aidan O'Brien's filly.

Jim Bolger's Tobann has thrived on a busy schedule of late and landed a Group race on her last outing. That form could well be good enough to take the listed contest at 19:30, but with a penalty to carry and the step back to six seemingly not in her favour it may pay to back Gathering Power win and place. Eddie Lynam's filly already has two C&D wins to her name and has been given time to get over an admittedly disappointing last run. UK runner Minalisa, who was second in this last year, is taken to chase the aforementioned pair home.

Like Tobann, Chance To Dance has been kept busy by Jim Bolger and enjoyed notable success. A rise in the weights has inevitably accompanied this improvement, but he is evidently in great heart and could well have more to give. Bold Thady Quill has seemingly enjoyed a return to handicap company of late, however Chance To Dance is clearly on a sharp upward curve and is taken to go in again.

Timeform Irish Smartplays
All at Naas

Back Simply A Star in the 17:55
Back Gathering Power win and place in the 19:30
Back Chance To Dance in the 21:05

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