Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday August 28

There is high-class Flat racing from the Curragh on Sunday
There is high-class Flat racing from the Curragh on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from the Curragh on Sunday.


"She arguably emerged from that race as the most exciting prospect with the future in mind..."

Eziyra - Curragh 14:40

Eziyra shaped with promise when second on her racecourse debut at Tipperary last month and showed the benefit of that initial experience with a ready success on her most recent outing at Galway. She flashed her tail when struck with the whip on that occasion, but deserves the benefit of the doubt for the time being and Eziyra is fancied to see off the attentions of Sea of Grace, with the step up to 1m expected to see her in an even better light.

Somehow - Curragh 15:50

Somehow ran well when second on her most recent outing in this grade at Cork, just finding the late challenge of her stablemate too strong and leaving the impression we still haven't seen the best of her yet. She arguably emerged from that race as the most exciting prospect with the future in mind and - 1 lb clear of Adool on Timeform ratings - Somehow is fancied to take another step forward and can regain the winning thread in this Group 3 prize.

Intelligence Cross - Curragh 16:25

Intelligence Cross was disappointing when third in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood last time, but appeared unsuited by the emphasis on speed that day and deserves another chance to confirm the promise of his previous second at Newmarket. That form leaves his rivals with 5 lb to find on Timeform ratings and Intelligence Cross is taken to establish himself as a smart prospect with victory here. Holy Cat can give the selection most to do.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from the Curragh)

Back Eziyra in the 14:40
Back Somehow in the 15:50
Back Intelligence Cross in the 16:25

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