Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday October 23

There is racing from Leopardstown on Sunday
There is racing from Leopardstown on Sunday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Leopardstown's Sunday card.


Belgravia - 14:00 Leopardstown

Aidan O'Brien has won this maiden three times since 2010, and sent out subsequent Cox Plate winner Adelaide to win it in 2013. His number-one entrant for this year's renewal on jockey bookings appears to be Belgravia, a full-brother to Ruler of The World - who O'Brien sent out to win the Derby in 2013 - and he looks a fascinating runner here.

Zawraq - 14:35 Leopardstown

Zawraq was third favourite for last season's Derby after an impressive win in the listed 2000 Guineas Trial here on just his second start, but suffered a crack in his off-fore cannon bone in early-June that season and has not been seen since. He remains an exciting prospect and it is not hard to see why his top connections have persevered with him. Though he is entitled to come on for this, he is clear of the field on what he has achieved in his short career to date and is worth chancing here.

Aared - 16:15 Leopardstown

Aared had plenty of goes in maidens before breaking his duck at the beginning of this season, but is still quite lightly raced in handicaps, and produced his best effort to date when finishing third in the Irish Cambridgeshire last time. He has been raised just 1 lb in the weights by the handicapper for that good run, and a reproduction of that sort of form would see him go close in this less-competitive affair.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Leopardstown)

Back Belgravia in the 14:00
Back Zawraq in the 14:35
Back Aared in the 16:15


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