Horse Racing Tips

Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday 29 June

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The Irish Derby takes place at the Curragh on Saturday

"...a repeat of that form may well be enough at this level..."

Timeform on Speak In Colours

Timeform pick out their three best bets from the Curragh on Saturday...

Speak In Colours - 14:20 Curragh

There is no stand-out contender in this listed race, but Speak In Colours ran a cracker when finishing fourth in last week's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot and a repeat of that form may well be enough at this level. Gordon Lord Byron evidently retains plenty of enthusiasm and along with Beckford, head the list of dangers.

Addeybb - 15:30 Curragh

Addeybb put some below-par runs behind him down in class when an impressive winner of the Wolferton at Royal Ascot fitted with cheekpieces last week, and he'll be taking his place at the top table again before long if he can land another good prize here. The three-year-olds are probably the dangers, led by Buckhurst and the well-bred and improving Georgeville.

Anthony Van Dyck - 17:20 Curragh

Anthony Van Dyck got the better of both Broome and Madhmoon despite conceding first run in the Derby at Epsom and he had something in hand at the line, so there's no reason to think that pair will reverse the form even though the margins involved weren't huge. It's hard to see any of the others making an impression.

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