Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday July 22
Timeform pick out three bets from Down Royal and Wexford on Friday evening.
"That may not have been the strongest race of its kind, but she remains capable of better after just three starts in her short career to date..."
Giselle's Charm - Down Royal 17:35
Giselle's Charm showed improved form to get off the mark on her most recent outing at Navan, travelling strongly throughout on the front end and quickly asserting her dominance when asked for her effort in the final furlong. That may not have been the strongest race of its kind, but she remains capable of better after just three starts in her short career to date and - a narrow leader on Timeform ratings - Giselle's Charm is fancied to follow up with a defeat of the highly tried Grand Coalition.
Teacher's Pet - Wexford 17:55
Teacher's Pet looked held when unseating her rider at the final flight at Cork last time, but that mistake shouldn't detract from what was arguably her best effort over hurdles to date and she had looked one to keep onside when third on her penultimate start at this venue. She rallied well after enduring a troubled passage that day and, although Shan Dun Na Ngall is feared for his powerful connections, Teacher's Pet is taken to confirm recent promise with the first victory of her career over obstacles.
Full Court Press - Down Royal 19:05
Full Court Press produced a career-best when running out an easy winner at Ballinrobe on Monday and, with a 13 lb hike in the weights to contend with in future, connections have understandably taken the decision to turn him out quickly under a 5 lb penalty. The drop back to 1¼m is a slight concern, but he was a winner over the trip at Roscommon in May and - 7 lb clear of Power Struggle on Timeform ratings - Full Court Press should prove extremely difficult to beat if arriving in the same form as last time.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
Back Giselle's Charm in the 17:35 at Down Royal
Back Teacher's Pet in the 17:55 at Wexford
Back Full Court Press in the 19:05 at Down Royal