Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday 15 October

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Timeform pick out their three best bets from Gowran on Monday...

"She's bred to be effective over this trip."

Timeform on Taliyna

TALIYNA - 14:25 Gowran

Newcomer TALIYNA is a half-sister to two smart winners at up to 1m, and she may be up to making a winning start. She's bred to be effective over this trip. Lafayette Hill improved markedly when sixth at Naas four weeks ago, and should do better still, as should Galway second Ulookinatmeboy. Majority Share's debut form looks strong (winner close fifth in French Group 1 since) so she is also considered.

BERCASA - 14:55 Gowran

Cork runner-up BERCASA has done most of her racing on quicker ground, but she handled testing conditions with aplomb when fourth in a C&D handicap on penultimate start. The Casamento filly is taken to open her account, perhaps at the chief expense of fellow Timeform 'Horse In Focus' Escallonia, who shaped much better than the bare result at Cork recently. Too Precious is open to improvement now handicapping and is also one for the shortlist.

OZONE - 15:25 Gowran

The Joseph O'Brien-trained OZONE caught the eye when taking a significant step forward when third on nursery debut at Navan and, providing he copes with the slower ground here, Joseph O'Brien's charge could be the answer off the same mark. Harvest Bow showed enough in maidens to suggest she should be competitive off this sort of mark, for all that she failed to prove as much at Naas last time. Muntahez and Chagall are others to consider.

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