Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday, May 27

There is high-class Flat racing from the Curragh on Saturday
There is high-class Flat racing from the Curragh on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from the Curragh on Saturday.


Captain Power - Curragh 14:25

Captain Power shaped as if retaining all of his ability when a close fifth on his return to action at Navan five weeks ago and is entitled to improve with that first outing for six months under his belt. He has now dropped to the same mark as when recording his latest victory at Leopardstown in August and is fancied to resume winning ways with a defeat of the unexposed Cenotaph this afternoon.

Aqabah - Curragh 15:00

Aqabah looked a most exciting prospect when making a successful racecourse debut at Ascot two weeks ago and that form leaves him 7 lb clear of the field on Timeform ratings. He should prove capable of better with that initial experience under his belt and can maintain his unbeaten record with a defeat of Brother Bear for Charlie Appleby, who has made a terrific start to the season with his juvenile.

Opal Tiara - Curragh 16:45

Opal Tiara ran as well as ever when fourth on her most recent outing in a Group 2 at Sandown four weeks ago, forced to deliver her challenge from further back than ideal in a slowly-run race and doing extremely well in the circumstances to be beaten just two and a quarter lengths. This looks less competitive back her against her own sex and Opal Tiara should prove extremely difficult to beat.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from the Curragh)

Win back Captain Power in the 14:25
Win back Aqabah in the 15:00
Win back Opal Tiara in the 16:45


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