Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday February 14

There is graded racing from Navan on Sunday
There is graded racing from Navan on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Navan's card on Sunday, which features three Grade 2s.

Dedigout - Navan 15:00

Dedigout was a good winner of this Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle 12 months ago and, having gone well fresh in the past, the 10-year-old gets the vote to make light of a 10-month absence. Dedigout's owner - Giggginstown House Stud - are responsible for two of his three rivals, including his biggest threat Prince of Scars who is 6 lb behind Dedigout on the Timeform weight-adjusted ratings (gives Dedigout 2 lb).

Augher Castle - Navan 15:30

Augher Castle showed improved form to get off the mark at the ninth time of asking over hurdles here in December, and that form hasn't worked out too badly with the runner-up Candle Island filling the same spot next time and the third Not For Burning winning, so he's taken to remain competitive from what still looks a fair mark. Augher Castle may even be one to back in-running given he touched 210.0209/1 before scoring last time.

Isleofhopendreams - Navan 16:30

Isleofhopendreams has been off a whopping 723 days but, rather amazingly, he overcame a similar lengthy absence to make a winning start for Willie Mullins in this month back in 2014 and it would come as no surprise if he were to replicate that here. Nine-year-old Isleofhopendreams has clearly had his issues - he's raced just seven times in his life - but it looks significant that his connections are persevering with him.

Timeform UK SmartPlays (All at Navan)

Back Dedigout in the 15:00
Back Augher Castle in the 15:30
Back Isleofhopendreams in the 16:30

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