Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday 27 October

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Timeform provide the three best bets at Galway on Sunday...

"She is very much of interest now returned to hurdles..."

Timeform on Mount Ida

Mount Ida - 13:05 Galway

Mount Ida is a well-related mare - sister to the very smart chaser Sizing Tennessee - and she shaped encouragingly on Rules debut when finishing runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in February. She was strong in the betting and built on that in no uncertain terms when winning a bumper at Wexford 44 days later, quickening to lead inside the final furlong in good style. She is very much of interest now returned to hurdles and can open her account in this sphere for an in-form yard.

Ask Heather - 14:15 Galway

Ask Heather resumed winning ways back over fences after a five-month break at Tramore last time, despite a significant drop in trip. She's capable of better still in this sphere, especially over this sterner test of stamina, and she can follow up. Portmore Lough heads the dangers after showing improved form when successful on his chasing bow last time, while Shady Operator is interesting back at a more suitable trip.

Wake Up Early - 14:50 Galway

Wake Up Early left his previous efforts well behind switched to handicap company when successful over this C&D last month, deserving extra credit after coming from an unpromising position to lead close home. He may do better still now he's off the mark and makes the most appeal here. Duhallow Paddy and Island Master head up the dangers in what looks a wide-open handicap chase.

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