Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Mona Brown to come out on top at Dundalk

Jim Bolger's Mona Brown should go very close this evening

Timeform's Irish team are back with three more win selections for today's Irish action...

"The Jim Bolger yard is flying at present and, with the likelihood there is still more to come from her on this surface, Mona Brown is taken to make a winning reappearance."

Immediate Response has improved in leaps and bounds since joining his current yard and made the perfect start to his chasing career when easily landing a maiden at Limerick in January by 21 lengths. He was then unsuited by the drop back to two miles in a minor event at this course last month, but shaped better than the bare result in finishing third to Canaly, still to be asked for effort when hampered two out and keeping on after a mistake at the last. The step back up in trip will suit and he looks very difficult to oppose this afternoon.

Mona Brown proved somewhat expensive to follow last year, finishing runner-up on three of her first four starts. However, she duly got off the mark in a one-mile maiden at this course in November and was then unlucky not to finish closer when fourth on her handicap bow when last seen in December. The Jim Bolger yard is flying at present and, with the likelihood of more to come on this surface, Mona Brown is taken to make a winning reappearance.

Buccaneer Bob has fallen markedly in the weights in the last couple of years, but the re-application of cheekpieces has seen him run some sound races when placed on his last three starts. His latest effort, when runner-up to Mad For Road over this course and distance, is his most noteworthy as he was just collared in the shadow of the post having made his move earlier than ideal. He races off a 1 lb higher mark this evening and, if ridden with a little bit more restraint, he looks sure to go very close.

Recommended Bets:

Back Immediate Response in the 16:15 at Clonmel
Back Mona Brown in the 20:20 @ Dundalk
Back Buccaneer Bob in the 21:20 @ Dundalk

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