Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday May 21

Galileo Gold will bid to follow up his 2000 Guineas win in the Irish equivalent
Galileo Gold will bid to follow up his 2000 Guineas win in the Irish equivalent

Timeform pick out bets from Irish 2000 Guineas day at the Curragh on Saturday.

"...Galileo Gold can emulate Gleaneagles and complete the English/Irish 2000 Guineas double under Frankie Dettori."

In Salutem - Curragh 15:55

In Salutem was second in this six-furlong handicap 12 months ago and also ran a cracker despite not being seen to best effect dropped back to five furlongs at Navan last week. The winner of that latter race, Ardhoomey, has already franked the form by completing his hat-trick on Friday, and In Salutem could be the way to go with Pat Smullen taking over in the saddle.

Galileo Gold - Curragh 17:40

With Air Force Blue having much more to prove, Galileo Gold can emulate Gleaneagles and complete the English/Irish 2000 Guineas double under Frankie Dettori. Hugo Palmer's colt may have benefited somewhat from several of his key form rivals being below form at Newmarket three weeks ago, but he was a comfortable winner nonetheless and is undoubtedly a high-class performer.

Alveena - Curragh 18:45

The unexposed improver Alveena sticks out like a sore thumb in a race full of exposed types, so she's taken to follow up her comfortable success at Leopardstown as she continues on the progressive path. Dermot Weld's four-year-old is unbeaten in two starts over this mile-and-a-half distance (including on her return) and is unlikely to be stopped by a 7 lb rise in the weights.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All at the Curragh)

Back In Salutem in the 15:55
Back Galileo Gold in the 17:40
Back Alveena in the 18:45

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