Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday January 28

Irish racing fans are in for a treat at Naas on Saturday
Irish racing fans are in for a treat at Naas on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Naas on Saturday afternoon.


Ivan Grozny - 13:30 Naas

IVAN GROZNY was also entered in Sunday's Irish Champion Hurdle, but with the yard having plenty of other horses for that race, it's no surprise that he runs here instead. He won the Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary in July and, after winning on the Flat at Galway later that month, followed up in the Istabraq Hurdle in October. He's worth siding with to continue the good work after a break, with recent Punchestown winner Supasundae rated his biggest danger.

Mossback - 14:00 Naas

The returning Augustin is respected, especially if strong in the market, however Limerick bumper winner MOSSBACK shaped with plenty of promise when switched to hurdling here on return/yard debut three weeks ago. He shaped there as if today's longer trip will suit and he looks the type to progress with racing. Bosco Di Alco, who has three solid runs over hurdles under his belt, looks the pick of the rest.

Anibale Fly - 14:35 Naas

ANIBALE FLY is clearly rated highly by connections, having travelled over to England for the Kauto Star at Kempton on Boxing Day, and, though he disappointed there, he is fancied to bounce back now dropping down in grade. They are likely to go a slower pace here which should help both his jumping and seeing out this three mile trip. Recent Faiyhouse winner A Genie In Abottle looks the pick of the Gigginstown trio, while Haymount's second to Bellshill is useful form.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Naas)

Win back Ivan Grozny in the 13:30 Naas
Win back Mossback in the 14:00 Naas
Win back Anibale Fly in the 14:35 Naas


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