Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday 17 September

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There is Flat racing from Galway on Tuesday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Galway on Tuesday...

"...remains potentially well treated under a 6 lb penalty and looks sure to take all the beating..."

Timeform on Severus Alexander

PERSIA - 16:15 Galway

PERSIA is bred to be smart and caught the eye when finishing in mid-division on his debut at the Curragh last month, finishing with running left after being forced to snatch up over a furlong out. He looks the type to make above-average improvement with that experience under his belt, and, entered in plenty of big races between now and the end of year, this really should be his for the taking if those pretensions are going to prove realistic. Sacramento and Dark Pine head the opposition in what could prove to be an informative contest.

VOYAGEOFDISCOVERY - 17:15 Galway

VOYAGEOFDISCOVERY shaped better than the bare result at Roscommon last time, meeting trouble in-running around two furlongs out and doing well under the circumstances to finish as close as he did. He looks to be coming to the boil on that evidence and is fancied to take advantage of a good mark for his first win since last November. Autumn Mist caught the eye at Bellewstown and would enter the reckoning if building on that, while Karannelle and Kudbegood are others who may have a say.

SEVERUS ALEXANDER - 18:45 Galway

SEVERUS ALEXANDER improved again when stepped up to this trip at Listowel on Friday, recording his first success with more in hand than the official winning margin would suggest. The quick turnaround is a slight concern here, but he remains potentially well treated under a 6 lb penalty and looks sure to take all the beating if arriving in the same sort of form, with the prospect of even more to come at this trip. The hat-trick-seeking Molly Kaye is next best ahead of Liars Corner, who landed a gamble at Roscommon two weeks ago.

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