Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday October 1

There is jumps racing from Gowran Park on Saturday
There is jumps racing from Gowran Park on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Gowran Park on Saturday.


Gusty Rocky - Gowran Park 15:10

Gusty Rocky shaped well when fifth on his most recent outing over hurdles at Cork and confirmed the promise of that effort with a comfortable success back on the level at Down Royal just 12 days later. He was value for more than the official winning margin that day (endured a troubled passage as the field turned into the straight) and should prove difficult to beat if reproducing that level of form back over obstacles, with the thriving Garri Rua feared most of the remainder.

Road To Riches - Gowran Park 15:45

Road To Riches was disappointing when pulled-up on his most recent outing at Galway in July, but is reported to have been quite sick afterwards and has been given plenty of time to recover from those exertions. He has proven himself to be a top class staying chaser on his day and, although unlikely to be fully tuned up for his return to action, Road To Riches is 4 lb clear of his nearest rival on Timeform ratings and is expected to bounce back with a defeat of Ballycasey.

Curragh Golan - Gowran Park 16:55

Curragh Golan appeared to relish the step up to three miles when regaining the winning thread at Listowel two weeks ago, gaining just reward for a series of consistent efforts over the summer and producing the best effort of his career in the process. He has a 7 lb hike in the weights to contend with here, but remains one to keep onside in his current mood and Curragh Golan is fancied to uphold the form with Listowel runner-up Katie Do on these revised terms.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Gowran Park)

Back Gusty Rocky in the 15:10
Back Road To Riches in the 15:45
Back Curragh Golan in the 16:55


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