Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday April 24

There is racing from Gowran Park on Sunday, including a listed race
There is racing from Gowran Park on Sunday, including a listed race

Timeform bring you their three best bets from the card at Gowran Park on Sunday...


"He produced a career-best to take third on the line that day and the form of that race could hardly have worked out better..."

Va Pensiero - 14:40 Gowran Park

Va Pensiero maintained her unbeaten record with a determined effort at Leopardstown last time, overcoming a drop back in trip and seemingly unfazed by the switch to turf on just her second career start. A winner over a mile on her racecourse debut, she showed a willing attitude when scoring on testing ground that day and, while a wide draw is far from ideal, Va Pensiero can make the necessary improvement to defy a 5 lb penalty here. Mzuri suffered trouble in running when second at Dundalk earlier this month and can give the selection most to do.

Three Majors - 15:10 Gowran Park

Three Majors remains unexposed after just four career starts on the Flat and shaped well on his return from over five months off the track at Limerick last time. He produced a career-best to take third on the line that day and the form of that race could hardly have worked out better, with the two that beat him having both won since. He is entitled to improve with that first outing of the season under his belt and Three Majors is fancied to shed his maiden tag in this company, with Texas Red feared most after an encouraging effort at Dundalk recently.

Discipline - 15:40 Gowran Park

The beautifully-bred Discipline has plenty to find with some of these on form, but she could hardly have been more impressive when making a successful racecourse debut over seven furlongs here last time and gave the impression she was worth a try in this grade. Trainer Dermot Weld has had plenty of success with this family, most noticeably with Famous Name (a winner of 20 pattern races), and Discipline is expected to follow in his footsteps with a first win at this level. Bocca Baciata was a Group 3 winner last year and should prove the main danger to the selection.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All at Gowran Park)

Back Va Pensiero in the 14:40
Back Three Majors in the 15:10
Back Discipline in the 15:40

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