Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday June 26

The Pretty Polly is the feature race at the Curragh on Sunday
The Pretty Polly is the feature race at the Curragh on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from the Curragh on Sunday.


"...that form could hardly have worked out better, with the winner following up in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot..."

Chemical Charge - Curragh 14:45

Chemical Charge shaped well on his return from over 18 months off the track here last time and that form could hardly have worked out better, with the winner following up in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot. He is entitled to strip fitter with that outing under his belt and - unbeaten in two starts for previous connections - Chemical Charge is fancied to open his account for Ger Lyons with a defeat of Sir Isaac Newton here.

Great Wide Open - Curragh 15:15

Great Wide Open fared better than the bare result on his most recent outing at Gowran Park, forced to deliver his challenge from further back than ideal and never able to get on terms with two better-placed rivals. A winner of his penultimate start at that venue, last time did at least show that he remains in good heart at present and Great Wide Open can regain the winning thread by seeing off the attentions of Sea Wolf.

Alveena - Curragh 17:25

Alveena appeared to win with plenty in hand at this venue two weeks ago, staying on powerfully to lead as the field entered the final furlong and giving the impression this longer trip would be well within her range. She has 4 lb to find with the likes of Sword Fighter on Timeform ratings, but remains open to more improvement after just five starts and Alveena is expected to take this step up in class in her stride.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from the Curragh)

Back Chemical Charge in the 14:45
Back Great Wide Open in the 15:15
Back Alveena in the 17:25

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