Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday January 22

There is racing at Dundalk in Ireland on Friday
There is racing at Dundalk in Ireland on Friday

Timeform's Irish team have picked out three bets from Dundalk on Friday night.

"Skerray Rules was forced wide over a furlong out that day too, doing her best work finish, and she remains capable of winning off her current mark."

Cristy's Call - Dundalk 18:00

Cristy's Call left the impression he should have finished closer when fifth of 14 to Hello Humphrey over the extended 10 furlongs at this track recently, getting shuffled back when hampered on the home turn, and he remains one to be interested in from this mark. Cristy's Call won twice over that distance here last winter, when also a short-head second over C&D, and he's now off a mark 3 lb lower than for that latter success. With the Gavin Patrick Cromwell yard among the winners, his more regular cheekpieces replacing the blinkers that were back on last time and promising apprentice Danny Redmond on board, Cristy's Call looks a good bet.

Skerray Rules - Dundalk 19:30

The lightly-raced Skerray Rules has proved most consistent since being switched to C&D handicaps, winning in October and finishing placed on the other three occasions, including last time when two and a quarter lengths third of 13 to Excelli. Skerray Rules was forced wide over a furlong out that day too, doing her best work finish, and she remains capable of winning off her current mark. In a race short on consistent/in-form horses, the Conor Hoban-ridden Skerray Rules should justify short-priced favouritism and gain her second career success.

Rose Angel - Dundalk 20:00

Rose Angel shaped very well when runner-up over 7f here a week ago despite been denied a clear run, and having been eased a further 1 lb since (now 1 lb below her last winning mark), she's clearly weighted to strike. Rose Angel, sporting blinkers for the first time since last March (last win came in the headgear), was likely to have given the winner Tribal Path much more to think about under different circumstances, losing plenty of momentum when stopped in her run early in the straight, and she's another solid favourite on the card at Dundalk this evening.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays (all from Dundalk)

Back Cristy's Call in the 18:00
Back Skerray Rules in the 19:30
Rose Angel in the 20:00

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