Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday, May 28

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 three bets from the Curragh on Sunday.


Gustavklimt - 13:50 Curragh

Aidan O'Brien may again saddle the winner of this maiden courtesy of Gustavklimt, who is bred to be very smart indeed and, needless to say, it'll be an ominous sign if the market speaks in his favour. Stablemate Somerset Maugham is also one to note in the betting but Gustav Klimt may have most to fear from Brick By Brick and Commander Grigio, both of whom shaped well on their respective debuts.

Moonlight Magic - 14:20 Curragh

The votes goes to Moonlight Magic, who lost no caste in defeat when playing second fiddle to the outstanding filly Minding on return at Naas. He has failed to rise to the challenge when previously tried in Group 1 company but this isn't the strongest of races for the grade. Aidan O'Brien has landed this prize 4 times since 2008 and stable first-string Deauville is a big danger, as is Decorated Knight.

Red Label - 14:50 Curragh

The one to appeal most is Red Label, who made a winning start for this yard in minor event at Gowran and he could be seen in an even better light back on better ground here. Vociferous Marina will be a threat providing she gets a strong pace to aim at, which wasn't the case at York last time, and Homesman has to be feared given his yard's dominance of this contest in recent years.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from the Curragh)

Win back Gustavklimt in the 13:50
Win back Moonlight Magic in the 14:20
WIn back Red Label in the 14:50


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