There are two meetings in Ireland today and we have picked out three more SmartPlays...
"[Perfect Gentleman] has been running well in much better races than this one, splitting subsequent winners Wedding Present and Hunting Party when third at Naas last time..."
Perfect Gentleman, a bumper winner at Cork last season, has finished in the frame on all five of his starts over hurdles and it will be something of a surprise if he fails to get off the mark over timber in the 3.00 at Tramore. Willie Mullins' charge has been running well in much better races than this one, splitting subsequent winners Wedding Present and Hunting Party when third at Naas last time, and he won't be inconvenienced by the drop back to this trip.
Carvelas looks on the right side of the handicapper at present and is worth siding with in the apprentice handicap at Naas (15:20). He finished a close second at both Killarney and Dundalk last year, and shaped as if just in need of the run when fifth at the latter track on his comeback run earlier this month. Carvelas has plenty of speed in his pedigree (half-brother to very smart 7f/1m winner Caradak) so the drop back to this trip should suit and he is proven on ground softer than good.
Eoin Doyle has a very good record at Tramore and his Days Ahead should take plenty of beating in the handicap chase at 17:15. In fact Days Ahead has already won over fences at this track, landing a maiden here back in October, and he only just failed to follow up in a handicap over this distance at Down Royal the following month. He has been in good heart on the Flat of late, landing a brace of handicaps at Dundalk in January, and the excellent Mark Enright takes the ride.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays
Back Perfect Gentleman in the 15:00 @ Tramore
Back Carvelas in the 15:20 @ Naas
Lay Days Ahead in the 17:15 @ Tramore