Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday, October 28

There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Saturday
There is Flat racing from Leopardstown on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Leopardstown on Saturday.

"With the extra furlong here expected to suit, Flag of Honour should take all the beating..."


So Beloved - Leopardstown 15:05

So Beloved produced his best effort for a while when second in the Prix de la Foret at Chantilly last time, staying on well to get within three quarters of a length of the very smart Aclaim. That form leaves him 7 lb clear of the field on Timeform ratings, and David O'Meara's charge is fancied to make the most of what looks a good opportunity. Making Light remains open to more improvement after just seven starts and can give the selection most to do.

Flag of Honour - Leopardstown 16:10

Flag of Honour stepped up markedly on his debut form when getting off the mark at Naas earlier this month, and improved further when six and a half lengths fifth in this grade at Newmarket last time. With the extra furlong here expected to suit, Flag of Honour should take all the beating and is fancied to resume winning ways on what could be a big weekend for the Aidan O'Brien yard. Hazapour won well at Galway last time and is feared most of the remainder.

Ex Patriot - Leopardstown 16:50

Ex Patriot has produced several useful efforts in his brief career over hurdles, including when four lengths third to Jezki in the Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary last time, and would appear to hold sound claims if reproducing that form on his first Flat start in over a year. Mawaany and Tudor City, who was a decisive winner at Fairyhouse last month and remains potentially well treated despite a 10 lb hike in the weights, head the list of dangers.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Leopardstown)

Win back So Beloved in the 15:05
Win back Flag of Honour in the 16:10
Win back Ex Patriot in the 16:50


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