Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday, May 27

The Irish 1000 Guineas takes centre stage the Curragh on Sunday
The Irish 1000 Guineas takes centre stage the Curragh on Sunday

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

"...Mick Halford's charge really should take all the beating from a lenient mark..."

Timeform on Ambassadorial

Platinum Warrior - Curragh 15:00

Platinum Warrior had caught the eye in a handicap at Navan on his return and stepped up plenty on that effort when fourth on his first try at this trip in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown last time, running on after meeting some trouble entering the final two furlongs. The first foal out of Laugh Out Loud, who progressed virtually throughout her three-year-old season, he is likely to improve further, a more strongly-run race at this trip sure to suit, too, and makes most appeal ahead of Latrobe in this Group 3.

Soliloquy - Curragh 16:10

Soliloquy could be worth siding with against the Ballydoyle ranks here, having not been seen to best effect when only sixth in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket last time. She was seemingly unsuited by the patient tactics on that occasion, but had looked a very smart filly in the making when dominating her rivals in the Nell Gwyn the time before - with Guineas winner Billesdon Brook well behind in fourth - and it would be no surprise to see her resume her progress here, especially if William Buick allows her to use her huge stride from flagfall.

Ambassadorial - Curragh 16:45

Ambassadorial shaped very well after 12 months off when second at Dundalk in April and deserves another chance to build on that now back in a handicap, having fared better than the bare result when fourth in a listed race at Naas last time (left poorly placed). The step up to 1m looks sure to suit and, with blinkers added for the first time, too, Mick Halford's charge really should take all the beating from a lenient mark. St Gallen and Saltonstall complete the shortlist.

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