Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Cabin fever at Wexford

Aiden O'Brien is represented at both meetings this evening

Racing at Down Royal and Wexford comes under the microscope of Timeform's Irish team...

..connections seem to have found a good opportunity for Cabin to belatedly get off the mark at Wexford this evening.

Around this time last year Cabin (19:05 Wexford) chased home subsequent Oaks heroine Was on her debut, and a bright future was expected for the well-bred daughter of Galileo. Things haven't quite turned out as planned though, with a below-par effort following at Fairyhouse in September and an absence from the track since, but her connections seem to have found a good opportunity for her to belatedly get off the mark at Wexford this evening. Her dam Mona Lisa was still a maiden at this stage of her career before winning a listed race and almost bagging the Group 1 Prix de L'Opera at Longchamp, so all is certainly not lost yet.

Sindjara (19:25 Down Royal), like Cabin, is the daughter of a listed winner and has yet to fulfil expectations, but in a similar vein looks set to strike this evening. Despite winning a maiden on the all-weather over a mile last back-end and running respectably on her return at the Curragh over the same trip (subsequently disqualified from fourth place after her jockey failed to weigh in), she should improve stepped up to middle distances and this sort of trip is likely bring out the best in her. Johnny Murtagh takes the ride once again and a big run can be expected.

At the exact time when the eyes of much of the world will be on London and the start of the Olympic opening ceremony, six talented performers will be at the post for Down Royal's concluding race and, while the Ballydoyle representative Chicago should be popular with punters, a safer option may be David Wachman's Amira's Prince (21:00 Down Royal), who deserves to win a decent race after finding the frame on all three outings since breaking his duck at the Curragh in the spring, the step up to this thirteen-furlong trip looking in his favour.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays

Back Cabin in the 19:05 at Wexford
Back Sindjara in the 19:25 at Down Royal
Back Amira's Prince in the 21:00 at Down Royal

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