Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday July 20

There is Flat racing from Naas on Wednesday evening
There is Flat racing from Naas on Wednesday evening
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Timeform pick out three bets from Naas on Wednesday evening.


"Louis Leroy was a decisive winner of his penultimate start over this C&D and can be forgiven a below par effort over a longer trip here last time..."

Arabian Verse - Naas 17:50

Arabian Verse failed to meet market expectations when second on her most recent outing at Cork, but gave the impression she was up to winning a similar event before too long and remains capable of better after just two starts in her short career to date. That form gives those with previous experience 2 lb to find on Timeform ratings and - although newcomer Impart looks the part on paper for her powerful connections - Arabian Verse is fancied to open her account at the third time of asking.

Louis Leroy - Naas 18:50

Louis Leroy was a decisive winner of his penultimate start over this C&D and can be forgiven a below par effort over a longer trip here last time. He shaped as if the drop back to six furlongs would be in his favour that day, travelling smoothly into contention and only weakening when his stamina began to give way in the final furlong. He deserves another chance to confirm the promise of his previous outing and Louis Leroy is taken to regain the winning thread with a defeat of Three Bells.

Fort Del Oro - Naas 19:25

Fort Del Oro fared better than the bare result when second in the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh last time, forced to deliver her challenge on the far outside and conceding first run to the eventual winner. She ultimately did extremely well to finish as close as she did and - 6 lb clear on Timeform ratings - Fort Del Oro is expected to give weight and a beating to her rivals here. Most Beautiful returned to form at Fairyhouse recently and can give the selection most to do.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Naas)

Back Arabian Verse in the 17:50
Back Louis Leroy in the 18:50
Back Fort Del Oro in the 19:25

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