Timeform pick out three bets from the evening cards at Cork and Downpatrick on Friday.
"The form of that effort leaves his rivals with some 8 lb to find on Timeform ratings..."
Buyer Beware - Cork 17:35
Buyer Beware was an easy winner of his penultimate start at Downpatrick in March and he produced an even better effort in defeat on Timeform ratings when third at Perth last time. He will need to settle better here - and that could prove difficult with no obvious front-runner in this small field - but he remains open to more improvement over hurdles and it's interesting that connections have opted to bypass the handicap option. He looked fairly well-treated on an opening mark of 115, but Buyer Beware is clearly thought capable of winning again in this company and he can reward that faith with a second career victory here. Lofgren is feared most after getting off the mark at Downpatrick last time.
B Cosmos - Cork 18:05
B Cosmos was unable to get his head in front in 11 starts on the Flat for his previous yard, but he still showed some fairly useful form in defeat and ran to a similar level when third on his debut in this sphere at Downpatrick in August. The form of that effort leaves his rivals with some 8 lb to find on Timeform ratings and, although his subsequent absence from the track is an obvious concern, he is entitled to take another step forward with that initial experience under his belt. Indeed, any improvement should make B Cosmos extremely difficult to beat here and he can open his account under rules in what looks a weak race on paper, with Steady Major likely to give the selection most to do.
One Cool Clarkson - Downpatrick 19:35
One Cool Clarkson returned from a successful spell between the flags with a creditable effort in defeat at Carlisle last time and, although he is yet to win in seven starts under rules, there is plenty to like about his consistent profile over fences. He has finished in the first four in all but one of his handicap starts in this sphere and now races off a 1 lb lower mark than when producing a career-best to take third at this venue in December 2014. He showed that plenty of the ability remains intact on his most recent start and One Cool Clarkson looks a fair price as he bids to build on his success in point-to-points. Redclue is an obvious danger on his return from nearly six months off the track.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
Back Buyer Beware in the 17:35 at Cork
Back B Cosmos in the 18:05 at Cork
Back One Cool Clarkson in the 19:35 at Downpatrick