Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday 26 May

Horses at the finish
There is top-class Flat racing from the Curragh on Sunday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from the Curragh on Irish 1000 Guineas day...

"...he's the least exposed of these and may have more to offer at this trip following his recent Killarney success..."

Timeform on Sheakspear'sgalley

HERMOSA - 16:25 Curragh

Ryan Moore looked beyond HERMOSA in favour of Just Wonderful in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket three weeks ago, but switches allegiance here in light of Hermosa's dominant front-running display on the Rowley Mile. The Galileo filly will prove a tough nut to crack if performing to that level here, with further progress not ruled out, either, given the way that her siblings improved with racing. Qabala still looked far from the finished article when third at Newmarket and she is feared most.


SHAKESPEAR'SGALLEY is 3 lb 'wrong' at the weights, but he's the least exposed of these and may have more to offer at this trip following his recent Killarney success (by three quarters of a length from Venezia), where he was value for more than the official winning margin. Joseph O'Brien's charge may have most to fear from Dalton Highway, who acquitted himself well over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month, while stablemate Chess Grand Master also needs considering with Shane Cross claiming a valuable 5 lb.

HAZRAN - 18:00 Curragh

Several promising types on show here and the pick of them may be HAZRAN, who bumped into a potentially smart Aidan O'Brien-trained colt at Naas last month and remains open to improvement. South Sea Pearl is the Ballydoyle representative in this maiden, which they have won for five years in succession, and she is feared following her encouraging Cork debut, while Guinevere and Verbalise are others to consider closely.

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