Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday February 13

There is graded racing from Gowran on Saturday.
There is graded racing from Gowran on Saturday.

Timeform pick out three bets from Gowran on Saturday.

"Page Turner took advantage of a much reduced hurdles mark at this track three weeks ago, and a 6 lb rise may not prevent the follow up..."

Morning Assembly - Gowran 14:15

Smashing is seeking a hat-trick in this Grade 2 Red Mills Chase after wins in a C&D minor event and a listed event at Thurles, but he may struggle to concede 3 lb to Morning Assembly. Morning Assembly who was a smart novice in 2014, winning a Grade 2 and twice finishing placed at Grade 1 level, including when third in the RSA, and he proved he retains his ability when narrowly failing to concede weight all round in a minor event on his belated return at Fairyhouse a fortnight ago.

Toushan - Gowran 14:50

Toushan was unlucky to bump into improver Positive Approach over the smaller obstacles at Thurles in January, and he remains open to improvement now tackling a handicap back over fences. The form of Toushan's narrow win in a Cork maiden chase in November looks better now, with the runner-up Nickname Exit having shown useful form since when winning a handicap chase, and Toushan remains relatively lightly raced for a nine-year-old after 16 starts, 11 of them over jumps.

Page Turner - Gowran 16:35

Page Turner took advantage of a much reduced hurdles mark at this track three weeks ago, and a 6 lb rise may not prevent the follow up with the return to two and a half miles not an issue (won a chase over more or less the same trip on heavy ground a Limerick in 2014). Page Turner probably was seen to good effect in being allowed to dictate just a modest gallop for his latest success, but he battled well after being tackled approaching two out and a repeat of that form would see him go close here.

Timeform UK SmartPlays (All at Gowran)

Back Morning Assembly in the 14:15
Back Toushan in the 14:50
Back Page Turner in the 16:35

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