Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday March 28

There is high-class racing from Fairyhouse on Monday
There is high-class racing from Fairyhouse on Monday

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

"A dual Group 1 winner in his prime, his third at Deauville in August was right up there with his best efforts..."

Gordon Lord Byron - Cork 13:55

Gordon Lord Byron's form tailed off a bit towards the end of last season, but he had been on the go since a trip to Hong Kong in March and had shown most of his ability to be still be intact with some good efforts in the summer. A dual Group 1 winner in his prime, his third at Deauville in August was right up there with his best efforts and he is fancied to make a successful return to action in this lower grade. Bobby's Kitten is the unknown quantity in this race and this smart performer in America would be a big danger if handling the testing conditions here.

Sutton Place - Fairyhouse 15:15

Sutton Place got off the mark over hurdles at the second attempt earlier this month and the way he quickened clear in the closing stages marked him out as one to follow in this sphere. A bumper winner at this venue on his penultimate start, he beat a fair yardstick in the consistent Royal Caviar when opening his account over obstacles last time and is expected to take this step up in class in his stride. Moon Over Germany has the best form in the book and is feared most.

Blow By Blow - Fairyhouse 18:40

Blow By Blow confirmed the promise of his debut when landing a Navan bumper last month and the runner-up has since boosted the form by winning a competitive maiden hurdle at Leopardstown next time. Blow By Blow was ultimately a comfortable winner of that recent encounter and, although his physique marks him out as a chaser of the future, he remains open to more improvement in this discipline and is fancied to get the better of the same owner's Death Duty to win here.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:

Back Gordon Lord Byron in the 13:55 at Cork
Back Sutton Place in the 15:15 at Fairyhouse
Back Blow By Blow in the 18:40 at Fairyhouse

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