Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday August 26

There's jumps racing at Down Royal on Friday evening
There's jumps racing at Down Royal on Friday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Down Royal on Friday evening.

"Shutter Island ran right up to his best when third at Tipperary two starts ago, finishing a place behind next-time-out winner Garri Rua..."

Mai Fitz Jack - Down Royal 17:45

Mai Fitz Jack shaped as though a fair way ahead of his mark until his stamina gave way over two and a half miles on his handicap debut at Bellewstown in June, so he has a lot going for him back at two miles. Joseph O'Brien's seven-year-old is still very much unexposed after just three starts over hurdles and should has sound claims of grabbing the early lead here.

Black Waterfall - Down Royal 18:15

Black Waterfall shaped well on his debut for the Gordon Elliott yard on his return from six months off 19 days ago, and this lightly-raced eight-year-old remains open to improvement unlike many of his rivals, so looks the way to go in an open contest. He should also get this race run to suit as a hold-up horse with front runners Billybuster and Shamat part of a big field.

Shutter Island - Down Royal 19:15

Shutter Island ran right up to his best when third at Tipperary two starts ago, finishing a place behind next-time-out winner Garri Rua, and he's better judged on that effort having stumbled badly when making his challenge at Tramore subsequently. This J. P. McManus-owned six-year-old needs to prove he stays 2¾m, but he looked ready for this trip when staying on well over 2½m on that aforementioned run at Tipperary.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Down Royal)

Back Mai Fitz Jack in the 17:45
Back Black Waterfall in the 18:15
Back Shutter Island in the 19:15

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