Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday April 25

There is racing from Naas on Monday
There is racing from Naas on Monday

Timeform bring you their three best bets from Tramore and Naas on Monday...

"The handicapper has therefore taken a huge chance by dropping him to a mark only 3 lb higher than when successful that day..."

Bye Bye O Bye - 14:45 Tramore

Bye Bye O Bye arrived at Kilbeggan without a win from 26 previous starts under rules, but he had shown himself to be in good form when winning between the flags recently and made no mistake on his first start for a new yard on Friday. He looked to have more in hand than the official winning margin suggests that day and, with a significant rise in the weights sure to be imminent, connections have wisely taken the decision to turn him out quickly under a 4 lb penalty. That shouldn't be enough to stop him if in the same form here and Bye Bye O Bye is fancied to get the better of Cadawill for just his second career victory.

Louis Leroy - 17:10 Naas

Louis Leroy fared better than the bare result when eighth at Fairyhouse on his final start of 2015 and had previously given the impression he was well ahead of his mark when scoring over this C&D. The handicapper has therefore taken a huge chance by dropping him to a mark only 3 lb higher than when successful that day, with his below par effort last time easily excused after a troubled passage through the race. He remains open to more improvement with only five career starts to his name and Louis Leroy can confirm the promise he showed last year with a win here. Ask Dad is feared most after a determined success at Dundalk recently.

Fort Del Oro - 18:40 Naas

Fort Del Oro was an impressive winner of a listed race at the Curragh on her final start last year and the smart form she showed there leaves her rivals with some 2 lb to find on Timeform ratings here. The lack of a recent racecourse outing is a slight concern, but Eddie Lynam has proved himself to be a fine trainer of sprinters and Fort Del Oro is sure to be primed for a big run on her return from over six months off the track. The Happy Prince was second behind the selection in October and can again prove the main danger with the benefit of a pipe-opener at the Curragh earlier this month.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:

Back Bye Bye O Bye in the 14:45 at Tramore
Back Louis Leroy in the 17:10 at Naas
Back Fort Del Oro in the 18:40 at Naas

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