Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Friday October 14

There is Flat racing from Dundalk on Friday evening
There is Flat racing from Dundalk on Friday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Downpatrick and Dundalk on Friday.


Finding Touch - Downpatrick 16:40

Finding Touch showed improved form to get off the mark under rules in an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Clonmel last month and ran to a similar level when fifth on his chasing debut over this C&D three weeks ago. That form leaves him 5 lb clear of those with previous experience over the larger obstacles here and - sure to progress with that initial experience under his belt - Finding Touch is taken to see off the attentions of the fair hurdler Gone Platinum and can shed his maiden tag over fences at the second time of asking.

Room To Roam - Dundalk 17:25

Room To Roam produced a career-best when a length fourth on his penultimate outing at Leopardstown and confirmed the promise of that effort when filling the same position on his handicap debut at Galway in July. He was doing all his best work at the finish on that occasion and, although his subsequent absence from the track is an obvious concern, Room To Roam sets a fairly useful standard for the rest to meet here and is fancied to open his account in blinkers for the first time. Allography is an obvious danger for his in-form yard.

Rahyah - Dundalk 19:35

Rahyah enjoyed the run of the race when successful on her most recent outing over this C&D seven days ago, but she was well on top at the finish and certainly showed enough to suggest she will remain competitive from 6 lb higher in the weights. That represented by far the best effort of her short career to date and, with no obvious competition for the lead here, Rahyah is expected to continue her progress for the Adrian Keatley yard and can complete the hat-trick with a defeat of another recent C&D winner, Park Row.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:

Back Finding Touch in the 16:40 at Downpatrick
Back Room To Roam in the 17:25 at Dundalk
Back Rahyah in the 19:35 at Dundalk


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