Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday April 24

There is Flat racing from Navan on Monday evening
There is Flat racing from Navan on Monday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from Navan on Monday evening.

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Rapid Applause - Navan 16:55

Rapid Applause resumed winning ways with a determined victory on his most recent outing at Naas, enduring trouble in-running as the field entered the final furlong and doing well in the circumstances to win as comfortably as he did. That represented a return to something like the useful form he showed as a two-year-old and, while an 11 lb hike in the weights makes life tougher this evening, Rapid Applause remains the one to beat if building on the promise of last time and is fancied to follow up with a defeat of Shore Step.

Primo Uomo - Navan 17:25

Primo Uomo completed the hat-trick with a dominant victory at Cork seven days ago, still on the bridle when hitting the front two-out and quickly forging clear thereafter. That represented by far the best effort of his career to date and, with further progress likely to be forthcoming this evening, Primo Uomo is fancied to take this step up in class in his stride and can complete the four-timer. Washington Dc looked in need of the run when only seventh on his seasonal debut at Meydan and can give the selection most to do here.

Homesman - Navan 18:25

Homesman made plenty of appeal on pedigree and really caught the eye when second on his racecourse debut at Dundalk in October. He still had plenty to do as the field entered the straight, but stayed on strongly and was ultimately beaten just three and a quarter lengths. That form leaves him 6 lb clear of those with previous experience on Timeform ratings and, while there are several interesting newcomers in opposition, Homesman is open to plenty of improvement and is fancied to get off the mark at the second time of asking.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Navan)

Win back Rapid Applause in the 16:55
Win back Primo Uomo in the 17:25
Win back Homesman in the 18:25

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