Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday April 20

There is racing from Fairyhouse on Wednesday.
There is racing from Fairyhouse on Wednesday.

Timeform pick out three bets from Fairyhouse on Wednesday.


"He was returning from 33 months off the track when chasing a pair of talented rivals home on his chasing debut..."

Federici - 17:55 Fairyhouse

Federici showed his well-being when winning over fences (3½m) at Downpatrick last month and, while he faces a completely different set of circumstances here, that effort suggests he could yet prove quite well-handicapped over hurdles. He comes into this race on a mark 14 lb lower than when scoring over the larger obstacles on his most recent start and, running over a trip in excess of 2½m for the first time over hurdles, Federici can put his proven stamina to good use in testing conditions for another win here. Incitatum shaped well on his first start for a new yard last time and can give the selection most to do.

Young Finnegan - 18:25 Fairyhouse

Young Finnegan was turned over at short odds at Gowran Park on his most recent outing, but he had previously shown fairly useful form when third at the same venue and possibly found the race coming too soon when failing to reproduce the same level of form last time. He was returning from 33 months off the track when chasing a pair of talented rivals home on his chasing debut and, given a break since failing to justify his lofty market position in February, Young Finnegan is expected to make amends with a first victory over fences here. Vercingetorix is feared most after a promising introduction in this sphere recently.

Carrigeen Lobelia - 19:25 Fairyhouse

A faller at the penultimate fence here last time, Carrigeen Lobelia had looked likely to play a big part in the finish on that occasion and her unfortunate departure should not detract from what has to go down as an encouraging handicap debut. That was not the first time her jumping had let her down in this discipline, but she should be able to get into a better rhythm over this longer trip and, with 4 lb to spare over her rivals on Timeform ratings, Carrigeen Lobelia can open her account under rules with a win here. Pointview Gale can chase the selection home after a good second at Downpatrick last month.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Fairyhouse)

Back Federici in the 17:55
Back Young Finnegan in the 18:25
Back Carrigeen Lobelia in the 19:25

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