Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday December 27

Owner J.P. McManus has six entries in the 15:00 at Leopardstown
Owner J.P. McManus has six entries in the 15:00 at Leopardstown

Timeform pick out three bets from Leopardstown and Limerick on Tuesday.


Alamgiyr - 13.00 Limerick
The handicap debutant ALAMGIYR looked to be learning the ropes over hurdles in the spring, and give his Flat ability, his opening mark may underestimate him. Eoin Doyle's four-year-old wasn't given a hard time when eighth at Punchestown in October and, following a 66-day break, he has the potential to do better now entering handicaps. Conna Cross and Rebel Ace are two of several dangers.

Riven Light - 13.55 Leopardstown
Jockey bookings look significant here with Bryan Cooper deciding to ride Avenir d'Une Vie and Ruby Walsh choosing to ride RIVEN LIGHT. This is much tougher than the Thurles maiden the last-named won on his hurdles debut, but he couldn't have been more impressive and it looks significant that Walsh partners him instead of stablemate Saturnas, who was runner-up in the Royal Bond at Fairyhouse. Peace News fell two out in the Royal Bond but he rates the main danger.

Rogue Trader - 15.00 Leopardstown
Barry Geraghty has elected to partner the Punchestown winner ROGUE TRADER from a choice of six J.P. McManus-owned contenders, and the lightly-raced seven-year-old can repay his jockey's faith by landing this valuable prize. An 8 lb rise for Rogue Trader's comprehensive win last month looks fair and this trip should be within his range. The Crafty Butcher, Oscar Knight and Gallant Oscar all need respect.


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