Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday December 3

There is racing from Fairyhouse on Saturday
There is racing from Fairyhouse on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Fairyhouse on Saturday.


Martello Tower - 11:55 Fairyhouse
The 2015 Albert Bartlett winner Martello Tower shaped encouragingly when three-quarters of a length second of 16 to Anibale Fly in a maiden chase at Navan on his chasing debut. Despite racing over an inadequate trip, he jumped well and is open to improvement as a chaser, especially as his stamina is drawn out. A Genie in Abottle rates the biggest danger, ahead of Taglietelle who is another who should improve for the step back up in trip here.

I Knew Well - 13:25 Fairyhouse
I Knew Well hasn't won for a long time but he took a step back in the right direction when three and three-quarter lengths third to Effernock Lad in a handicap chase at Naas last time, shaping well on his first start for five months. The fourth has run well in defeat since so the early signs for the form are encouraging. The Shepherd King rates the biggest danger, especially if he's allowed an easy lead.

Presenting Julio - 15:05 Fairyhouse
Presenting Julio ran poorly at Down Royal last month but wasn't given a hard time once defeat was inevitable and he is better judged on his win at Stratford in October. He hasn't been with Liam Lennon for long and there should be more improvement to come, with the drop back in trip here in his favour. Charlie Stout caught the eye when four lengths third to That's a Wrap in a handicap at Navan last time, and he rates a danger.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Fairyhouse)

Win back Martello Tower in the 11:55 at Fairyhouse
Win back I Knew Well in the 13:25 at Fairyhouse
Win back Presenting Julio in the 15:05 at Fairyhouse


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