Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Mullins and Walsh Back In Focus at Listowel

Ruby Walsh rides Back In Focus

The Timeform Irish Team highlight another three selections as the Listowel Harvest Festival continues this afternoon.....

Back In Focus is expected to have come on plenty for that reappearance and looks an exciting chasing prospect...

Dermot Weld is well known for having his team ready for the Galway Festival, but he also likes to aim a few arrows at the Harvest Festival and Angel Bright looks capable of going close in the handicap at 15:05. A strong-travelling type, Angel Bright scored over this C&D when landing a maiden at the meeting last year. She has been in-and-out of form this term, but she ran well when chasing home Cape of Approval (winner again since) at Cork last month and, though she proved a disappointment last time, that effort was too bad to be true and she will handle the prevailing conditions.

Moveable Asset (15:35) was last seen scoring with plenty in hand on his hurdling debut at Tramore last month and he can register his first Flat victory today. He has shaped better than the bare result on his last two outings in this sphere, the latter of which came in the competitive Topaz Handicap at Galway, where he travelled well until hampered over two-furlongs out and was unable to recover. The form of both of those events has worked out well and he should have more to offer.

Our final selection runs in the maiden chase at 16:05 and Back In Focus should ensure a quick double for the Willie Mullins team. A point winner, Back In Focus made an impressive debut under Rules when landing a Grade 2 novice hurdle on heavy ground at Haydock in February 2011 for Howard Johnson. He has only been seen twice since then, though, and ultimately shaped as if in need of the outing when runner-up in a minor hurdle on his debut for this yard in July. He is expected to have come on plenty for that reappearance and looks an exciting chasing prospect.

Timeform SmartPlays:
all at Listowel

Back Angel Bright in the 15:05
Back Moveable Asset in the 15:35
Back Back In Focus in the 16:05

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