Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday March 29

There is high-class racing from Fairyhouse on Tuesday
There is high-class racing from Fairyhouse on Tuesday

Timeform pick out three bets from the third and final day of the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse.

"He missed Cheltenham on account of the good ground, but is fancied to reward the patience of connections in near optimum conditions here..."

Top Gamble - Fairyhouse 15:55

Top Gamble produced a career-best to beat former Champion Chase winner Dodging Bullets in a Grade 2 at Newbury last time and, although slightly flattered by the margin of victory over that rival, he looks the type to continue to pay his way at this level. He missed Cheltenham on account of the good ground, but is fancied to reward the patience of connections in near optimum conditions here and can provide trainer Kerry Lee with a second winner of the meeting. Twinlight won this race last year and can give the selection most to do.

Desoto County - Fairyhouse 17:05

Desoto County was a real eyecatcher on his most recent start at Leopardstown, denied a clear run when trying to deliver his challenge and unlucky not to finish much closer on just his second outing for the Gordon Elliot yard. He was balloted out of his chosen engagement at the Cheltenham Festival and the decision to bypass a series of suitable alternatives suggests this valuable prize has been the target since. He has gone up 4 lb for that luckless effort last time, but Desoto County remains potentially well-handicapped and is expected to gain compensation here. Anibale Fly is feared most.

Sydney Paget - Fairyhouse 18:05

A useful handicapper for trainer Donald McCain at his best, Sydney Paget finished lame on his penultimate start for that yard and was subsequently well-beaten on his return from 13 months off the track. However, a change of scenery and the decision to send him pointing seems to have revitalised Sydney Paget and he has established a creditable record in that sphere. A winner of his first two starts, he was only narrowly beaten earlier this month and, now qualified to run in Hunter Chases, he is taken to get the better of Carsonstown Boy here.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All at Fairyhouse)

Back Top Gamble in the 15:55
Back Desoto County in the 17:05
Back Sydney Paget in the 18:05

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