Timeform provide you with three selections from the Curragh on Friday evening...
"Archibald Thorburn was a big eye-catcher on his first run for this yard here earlier this month..."
Curragh 17:25 - Alice Springs
Newcomers may well come to the fore, with O'Brien pair Alice Springs and Kind of Magic along with Purple Velvet and Siamsaiocht particularly appealing. The market will prove revealing, with Miss Gossip the pick of those with experience.
Curragh 18:25 - Archibald Thorburn
Archibald Thorburn was a big eye-catcher on his first run for this yard here earlier this month and can build on that promise and show himself ahead of his mark. Donal Kinsella's Ducky Mallon has been on the up of late and still looks fairly treated despite a further 3 lb rise, while recent Naas scorer Ask Dad should be competitive under a penalty.
Curragh 19:30 - Golden Spear
Golden Spear looked unlucky not to make a successful Flat debut for Tony Martin over C&D last month, denied a clear passage at a crucial stage, and is taken to make amends in this competitive handicap. Sempre Medici, who has had a successful first season over hurdles for Willie Mullins, is greatly respected on his Flat return, while Fog of War should also run well.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at the Curragh
Back Alice Springs in the 17:25
Back Archibald Thorburn in the 18:25
Back Golden Spear in the 19:30