Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday August 1

There is jumps racing from Cork on Monday
There is jumps racing from Cork on Monday

Timeform pick out three bets from Cork and Naas on Monday.


"The drop back to this trip is a slight concern, but she remains relatively unexposed after just six starts in this sphere..."

Mirdif - Naas 14:25

Mirdif ran the best race of his short career to date when third in the Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh last time, seeing things out much better than the other outsider that took him on for the lead and simply finding a pair of useful prospects too good on the day. He doesn't appear to face anything of that calibre here and - 10 lb clear of Confrontational on Timeform ratings - Mirdiff is expected to build on the promise of that latest outing and register the second victory of his burgeoning career.

Almanaara - Naas 14:55

Almanaara shaped well when fourth on his return from over eight months off the track at the Curragh last time, still holding a narrow advantage as the field entered the final two furlongs and only weakening when the lack of a recent run began to tell in the closing stages. That form is beginning to work out well (third was an impressive winner of his only subsequent outing at Roscommon) and Almanaara can make the necessary improvement to see off the attentions of the consistent Flowerhill Nova here.

Definite Income - Cork 15:35

Definite Income produced a career-best to get off the mark on her most recent outing at Wexford, forging clear in the closing stages and appearing to relish the step up to three miles for the first time. The drop back to this trip is a slight concern, but she remains relatively unexposed after just six starts in this sphere and - 1 lb behind Milano Express on Timeform ratings - Definite Outcome is fancied to confirm the positive impression she created last time and defy a 9 lb hike in the weights here.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:

Back Mirdif in the 14:25 at Naas
Back Almanaara in the 14:55 at Naas
Back Definite Outcome in the 15:35 at Cork

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