Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Davy could be the key to Saratoga Baby

Davy Condon rides Saratoga Baby

The Timeform Irish team highlight three selections for this evening's meeting at Roscommon.....

The step up in trip looks sure to suit, there are no issues with the ground and Saratoga Baby is expected to make a bold bid this evening.

The opening maiden at 17:05 looks an interesting heat, however, King of The Romans looked a winner waiting to happen when second to Muaanid in a seven-runner event at Galway last time, staying on well after initially getting outpaced turning in. The prevailing conditions will not pose a problem and he looks capable of getting off the mark at the third attempt.

The fillies handicap at 18:10 features a couple of useful fillies, but the one that takes our eye is the unexposed Aegean Sky. A well-bred filly, Aegean Sky didn't need to improve to win a soft-ground maiden at Galway recently, giving generously for pressure. The drop back in trip shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience and she looks to have been granted a fair mark on her handicap debut.

Our final selection today runs in the handicap at 18:40, an event that see's the Flat jockeys take on the jumps boys. Saratoga Baby is ridden by Davy Condon, and although we at Timeform do not wish to take sides in the 'battle of the jockeys', we will be hoping that Mr. Condon can finally get Saratoga Baby's head in front at the ninth attempt. Although still a maiden, Saratoga Baby has proven to be consistent and again caught the eye when fourth to Gris Ladera at Galway last time, travelling well and given plenty to do. The step up in trip looks sure to suit, there are no issues with the ground and Saratoga Baby is expected to make a bold bid this evening.

Timeform SmartPlays:
all at Roscommon

Back King of The Romans in the 17:05
Back Aegean Sky in the 18:10
Back Saratoga Baby in the 18:40

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