Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Lightning set to strike at Killarney

Racing takes place at Killarney this evening.

Yesterday's abandonment at Killarney means the listed race has been added to today's fixture to make an interesting eight-race card...

Tommy Carmody's yard are in excellent form, and Sweet Lightning left the distinct impression that he should have finished closer to Punch Your Weight on Saturday...

Sweet Lightning posted his best effort since his 2011 Lincoln success when third in the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh last week and can resume winning ways in the feature event on the card at 16:15. Tommy Carmody's yard are in excellent form, and Sweet Lightning left the distinct impression that he should have finished closer to Punch Your Weight on Saturday, staying on strongly having had to wait for a gap a furlong out. The emphasis looks sure to be on stamina given the forecast conditions and that will certainly play to Neil McCullagh's mount's strengths.

The hat-trick seeking Daigreen (17:20) has shown much improved form since returning to this sort of trip, winning handicaps at Ballinrobe on his latest two outings, beating the well-backed Hurricane Sky by two lengths on Tuesday, with that pair a long way clear of the remainder. A 5 lb penalty isn't going to be enough to stop him completing the hat-trick and he should be back at odds against.

Aidan O'Brien's I Have A Dream (17:50) has looked a most progressive sort this term, benefiting greatly from the step up to middle distances as he scored in a Bellewstown maiden on his return, and he progressed again when beating Shelford easily in a Leopardstown (1¾m) handicap last time. The son of Galileo has been hit with an 11 lb rise for that latest success, but he appeals as the type who could well go onto make his mark in pattern company further down the line, so is another that is selected to complete a three-timer.

Irish SmartPlays
back Sweet Lightning in the 16:15
back Daigreen in the 17:20
back I Have A Dream in the 17:50

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