Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday July 19
Timeform pick out three bets from Ballinrobe's evening meeting on Tuesday.
"Captains And Kings is still a maiden, but he ran as well as ever when third to Havana Dancer at Sligo on his latest outing..."
Sharlanda - Ballinrobe 19:00
Sharlanda is a maiden under both codes after a combined 13 starts, but she arrives here on the back of a career best when third to Wildcatted in a handicap hurdle at Bellewstown 19 days ago, and a repeat of that may enable her to open her account. That form made makes plenty of sense at the time, and it's since been franked by the fifth King's Wharf winning a big-field similar race at Killarney, which suggests Sharlanda should be taken seriously off just a 1 lb higher mark.
Ballyfinboy - Ballinrobe 20:00
Ballyfinboy and Fleurys Fort are thriving expected to fight out the finish of this handicap hurdle, with preference for the former on account of the fact he's thrown in on his form over the larger obstacles. Ballyfinboy was second in a handicap chase off an 18 lb higher mark last time, when he rallied well and just failed, and the booking of promising conditional Rachael Blackmore for the first time today is another positive.
Captains And Kings - Ballinrobe 20:30
Like Sharland, Captains And Kings is still a maiden, but he ran as well as ever when third to Havana Dancer at Sligo on his latest outing and this could be his day. Captains And Kings was back down in trip to an extended two and a half miles there, and the extra half-furlong could suit him ideally on this occasion, while the likely good pace (big field) should suit him too given the way he travels held up.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Ballinrobe)
Back Sharlanda in the 19:00
Back Ballyfinboy in the 20:00
Back Captains And Kings in the 20:30