Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Mullaghwillin Boy to come good at Down Royal

Barry Geraghty teams up with Tony Martin in the 19:25 at Down Royal

There are two meetings in Ireland this evening and we have picked out three more SmartPlays....

"Mullaghwillin Boy has improved since joining this yard and has been shaping as if a step up to this sort of trip will bring about further improvement."

Mount Colah has shown enough in two previous starts over hurdles to suggest that a maiden event is well within his capabilities and is chosen to account for the hitherto frustrating Silver Shuffle in the 18:20 at Down Royal. He had a whole host of subsequent winners behind when runner-up to Formidableopponent at Navan in November before seeming stretched by the step up to two and a half miles on his next start at Fairyhouse. He has won a bumper at this track and is best forgiven a below-par effort in very heavy ground at Punchestown last time.

Mullaghwillin Boy has improved since joining this yard and has been shaping as if a step up to this sort of trip will bring about further improvement. His lack of finishing speed was again exposed at Sligo last time but that was a strong race of its type and this trainer/jockey combination were on the mark with Undertheboardwalk at Wexford during the week.

Both of The Real Article's wins on the level have been gained in three-runner races but he still looks the one they all have to beat in the concluding race on the Limerick card at 20:45. He is much the best of these over jumps, boasts a very good strike rate and looks well capable of giving weight all round here.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
Back Mount Colah@ 4.3100/30 in the 18:20 @ Down Royal
Back Mullaghwillin Boy @ 2.3411/8 in the 19:25 @ Down Royal
Back The Real Article @ 2.3211/8 in the 20:45 @ Limerick


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