Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday, April 23

There is Flat racing from Navan on Monday evening
There is Flat racing from Navan on Monday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Navan on Monday evening.

"He makes plenty of appeal on paper and is preferred to stablemate Frankincence..."

Timeform on Southern France

G Force - Navan 17:30

G Force ended a long losing run in destructive fashion after just six days off at Naas last time, leading over a furlong out and quickly forging clear. Adrian Keatley's charge has a 6 lb hike in the weights to contend with here, but he was a Group 1-winning sprinter in his prime and, though no longer the force of old, he still commands plenty of respect in his follow-up bid. Sors and Ice Cold In Alex look likely to emerge as the chief threats.

Washington DC - Navan 18:00

Washington DC won this race and a Group 3 at the Curragh in 2017, while also acquitting himself well at the top level on several occasions. The pick of those efforts make him the clear one to beat in this line-up and, having shaped as if retaining all of his ability when fourth on his return in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, Ryan Moore's mount is fancied to see off the attentions of Son of Rest and can get back to winning ways.

Southern France - Navan 19:30

Southern France could be the way to go here on his debut for Aidan O'Brien, with not much to write home about amongst those with previous experience. He makes plenty of appeal on paper and is preferred to stablemate Frankincence, who is also typically well bred (a half-brother to smart Battle of Marengo), but has been passed over by Ryan Moore. Change of Velocity is entitled to improve for his return at Leopardstown and completes the shortlist.

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