Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday, April 28

The 2018 Punchestown Festival reaches its conclusion on Saturday
The 2018 Punchestown Festival reaches its conclusion on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from the final day of the Punchestown Festival on Saturday, including one in the Mares Champion Hurdle.

"He caught the eye from an unpromising position in the Martin Pipe last month..."

Timeform on Dream Berry

Josies Orders - Punchestown 14:35

Josies Orders has been unable to contend with stablemate Auvergnat on his previous couple of visits to this track, but he's run with credit on each occasion, including when second here on Thursday. Enda Bolger's charge is fancied can gain a deserved success in the absence of that rival here, with Willie Mullins' The Crafty Butcher and Ballyboker Bridge, who was comfortably held by the selection last time, feared most of the remainder.

Apple's Jade - Punchestown 15:50

Apple's Jade may have been behind Benie Des Dieux at Cheltenham last time, but that was more down to her over-exuberance as opposed to the latter being the superior horse in terms of ability, so it's best to take the view that the selection will reverse the form provided she settles better in a race she won by a wide margin 12 months ago. Willie Mullins, who is responsible for over half the field, also has claims with Lagostovegas and Augusta Kate.

Dream Berry - Punchestown 17:35

Dream Berry made good strides forward in big field handicaps last term, and arguably should have won this very race 12 months ago, finishing best and just failing to get up. He caught the eye from an unpromising position in the Martin Pipe last month and could well represent a spot of value to gain deserved compensation here. Early Doors, Yaha Fizz and Joey Sasa, who was a good second here earlier in the week, head up the dangers.

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