Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 16 March

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There is jumps racing from Down Royal on Saturday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Down Royal on Saturday...

"...he remains potentially well treated on his chase form and is taken to go in again..."

Timeform on Goose Man

HONEST ROBBER - 15:05 Down Royal

HONEST ROBBER is well into the veteran stage of his career at 14, but he's knocked on the door over fences last summer and might be worth chancing off his lower hurdles mark, assuming he's none the worse for a late fall in a chase on his return to action at the end of January. The Noel Kelly pair Bracka Lily and Isharah are respected on the back of decent efforts last time, while Mon Storm would also be of interest if getting a run.

GOOSE MAN - 15:40 Down Royal

GOOSE MAN has been hit by the handicapper to the tune of 13 lb after his Navan success, but he remains potentially well treated on his chase form and is taken to go in again. It's likely there's more to come from The Long Mile now switching to handicaps and he's an obvious threat, while the step back up in trip should suit Stuart Crawford's Hidden Dilemma.

PONT AVAL - 18:00 Down Royal

PONT AVAL built on her debut when second at Naas in December, pulling eight lengths clear of the remainder, and she might be capable of going one better now for the Willie Mullins yard that will still be on a high following Al Boum Photo's Gold Cup success. Two Shoe Tom has had a few chances but she has some fair form to her name and should be on the premises, while Papal Pearl is likely to build on an encouraging debut at Navan.

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