Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Don't Worry, Be Happy- and Back Smiler

Leopardstown and Limerick provide this evening's action

This evening's cards at Leopardstown and Limerick come under the spotlight of Timeform's Irish team...

Smiler can send punters home happy in the bumper that concludes racing

At Leopardstown, Grafelli (18:15) looks set to bag his second Group race of the week, attempting to follow up his Anglesey Stakes victory at the Curragh last Sunday in this evening's Tyros Stakes. Now a dual six-furlong winner, there'll be little concern at the extra distance covered tonight and a small penalty for his success at the weekend shouldn't prevent him beating his four rivals here.

Later in the card, an otherwise trappy-looking fourteen-furlong handicap could be at the mercy of the lightly raced Shelford (20:30), who looks well treated on his handicap bow having taken a twelve-furlong maiden here two weeks ago. A close relative of useful stayer Wells Lyrical, this step up in trip should see more improvement and as the selection of Johnny Murtagh from John Oxx's two entrants, the expectation is this son of Galileo will take this event on his way to better things.

Over at Limerick, Smiler (20:50) can send punters home happy in the bumper that concludes racing. He shaped with plenty of encouragement on his debut at Killarney last week, well backed beforehand and leading for all but the last 100 yards when finishing third behind Railway Zira. His rivals here don't look anything out of the ordinary, so swift compensation awaits.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays

Back Grafelli in the 18:15 at Leopardstown
Back Shelford in the 20:30 at Leopardstown
Back Smiler in the 20:50 at Limerick

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