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Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday 11 October

Racehorse trainer Gordon Elliott
Gordon Elliott can strike with Tiger Twenty Two at Downpatrick
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Timeform highlight the three best bets at Downpatrick on Friday.

"...he remains capable of achieving more for this yard..."

Timeform on Tiger Twenty Two

Tiger Twenty Two - 15:25 Downpatrick

Tiger Twenty Two scored off a 16lb lower mark at Gowran Park last week and there are sound reasons for thinking he can defy such a hike in the weights. Tiger Twenty Two won by nine lengths but had the race under control from some way out, leading on the bridle soon after taking the third-last. That was just his second start for Gordon Elliott, having joined from Brian Rothwell, and he remains capable of achieving more for this yard, while the application of a tongue-tie the last twice also seems to have had a positive impact.

Ayr of Elegance - 16:35 Downpatrick

Ayr of Elegance disappointed at Sligo last month but the form of her encouraging chasing debut at Tramore in August sets the clear standard and she can bounce back. Like many from the Henry de Bromhead yard, Ayr Of Elegance already looks better over fences than hurdles and she shaped better than the bare result when finishing third at Tramore having been badly hampered at the second-last. She is worth another chance to build on that promising start.

Tara Mia - 17:05 Downpatrick

Tara Mia was looking slightly vulnerable when the saddle slipped and she unseated at the second-last over C&D last month, but she was still in the process of showing much-improved form and would have given the well-backed winner something to think about had she completed. She travelled with plenty of zest, largely jumped well in the main and has gone up only 2lb for that promising performance, so can gain compensation.

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