Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 19 October

Dermot Weld
There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Saturday

Timeform head to Leopardstown for their three best bets on Saturday...

"...he appeals as being the one to beat..."

Timeform on Iberia

Amma Grace - 13:25 Leopardstown

Amma Grace shaped with plenty of promise on debut at Cork last month, ridden under three furlongs out but staying on nicely in the closing stages. Her pedigree suggests she'll come into her own over middle distances next season, but there should be a race in her before then and she is worth siding with. Aidan O'Brien typically has a very strong hand with Holy Roman Empress, Salsa and newcomer Moonwalk.

Iberia - 15:40 Leopardstown

Iberia emerged with a lot of credit when third to Royal Dornoch in the Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket three weeks ago, deserving extra credit, too, coming from further back than the first two, and with further progress on the cards, he appeals as being the one to beat. Geometric was found out in Group 1 company last time and this is more his level, while big-field maiden winner Katiba is the unknown quantity.

Mount Everest - 16:45 Leopardstown

A chance one of the three-year-olds may step forward here. Mount Everest couldn't justify favouritism at Newmarket last time but there were mitigating circumstances and he's worth another chance to fully confirm the promise of his reappearance run. Rakan struggled in the Irish Derby but has been freshened up since and could get his career back on track now. Riven Light may prove best of the rest.

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