Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday February 4

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Fairyhouse on Saturday.


Rogue Trader - 13:45 Fairyhouse

Rogue Trader ran poorly last time at Gowran Park with now obvious excuses, but that was in the Thyestes, and he is worth chancing again in what represents a much easier task. He has strong form claims on his win at Punchestown and his good fifth in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown, and it is encouraging that connections have turned him out relatively quickly after his flop last time.

Pravalaguna - 14:50 Fairyhouse

Asthuria is clear of this field on known form, so it is interesting that she has seemingly been overlooked by Ruby Walsh, as he choses to ride Pravalaguna, who has only had one start under Rules to date. That came in a 19-runner maiden hurdle at Navan and she overcame greenness to win by five and a half lengths. Bred to be smart, she is worth chancing here.

Redhotfillypeppers - 16:30 Fairyhouse

Redhotfillypeppers was an expensive purchase following a win in an Irish point and did nothing to let down her big reputation when justifying short odds on her Rules debut at Punchestown in late-2016. She overcame inexperience to win that day and should be capable of better with that under her belt. Stablemate Miss Sapphire is an obvious threat on the back of her Limerick debut success.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Fairyhouse)

Win back Rogue Trader in the 13:45
Win back Pravalaguna in the 14:50
Win back Redhotfillypeppers in the 16:30


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