Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Voleuse de Coeurs a horse to follow at Limerick

Dermot Weld sends Voleuse de Coeurs at Limerick

There's a good Flat card at Limerick this afternoon on Student raceday and Timeform's Irish team highlight three selections.....

"Voleuse de Coeurs went from strength to strength last year, winning on three occasions..."

There will not be many three-year-old fillies that look better on paper than Hanky Panky, yet, despite being bred in the purple, Aidan O'Brien's filly failed to get off the mark in three attempts as a juvenile. She did manage to show plenty of promise, though, producing her best effort when chasing home Salhooda at the Curragh on her second start. She subsequently failed to meet expectations when well backed for a listed event on her final start last year, but she remains open to improvement and looks up to making a winning reappearance.

Silver Lightening was not among the favourites when making his debut in a warm-looking maiden at the Curragh last month, but he shaped with plenty of promise in chasing home Alpinist. That form sets a clear standard in the 17:40 this afternoon and, given he is entitled to progress for that initial experience, he looks well worth supporting to get off the mark.

Voleuse de Coeurs went from strength to strength last year, winning on three occasions and showing smart form when destroying a competitive-looking field by 10 lengths in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh when last seen in October. She is giving up race fitness to the progressive El Salvador in the finale, but she ran well on her reappearance last year and her performance in the Cesarewitch marked Voleuse de Coeurs down as a stayer to follow this season.

Recommended Bets:

Back Hanky Panky in the 16:35
Back Silver Lightening in the 17:40
Back Voleuse de Coeurs in the 19:40

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