Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday 26 August

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

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

"...can reward connections' decision to turn down some big-money offers for her in recent weeks..."

Timeform on Lady Kaya

LADY KAYA - Curragh 14:35

LADY KAYA was most impressive when striking over C&D a fortnight ago and, with the distinct possibility of better to come, she may well take this step up in class in her stride, and can reward connections' decision to turn down some big-money offers for her in recent weeks. Aidan O'Brien has saddled six of the last 10 winners of this race and Zagitova, Ryan Moore's pick of the stable's trio, heads the list of dangers.

SUCCESS DAYS - Curragh 15:40

SUCCESS DAYS wasn't disgraced despite finishing nearer last than first in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville recently, and this tough six-year-old is taken to land this prize for the second time, having made all to spring a surprise in the 2016 renewal. Verbal Dexterity is potentially a cut above these but may need the run following a 10-month layoff. Deauville should also be in the mix and Ming isn't discounted either.

JULIENNE - Curragh 16:15

JULIENNE didn't show much at two, but she's a different proposition this time round, going close on belated return here this month prior to opening her account upped to nine furlongs at Tipperary four days later. This further step up in trip may help unlock more improvement and she is taken make a winning handicap debut. Dawn Hoofer and Mazzuri should both go well but the unexposed Echo Park is feared most.

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