Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday May 18

There is Flat racing from Dundalk on Wednesday evening
There is Flat racing from Dundalk on Wednesday evening

Timeform pick out three bets from the evening meeting at Dundalk on Wednesday.

"She showed her inexperience at the start that day, missing the break and giving herself plenty to do..."

Duck Egg Blue - Dundalk 18:05

Duck Egg Blue ran a race full of promise when fourth on her racecourse debut over this C&D last month and should prove capable of better with that initial outing under her belt. She showed her inexperience at the start that day, missing the break and giving herself plenty to do. However, she made quite eye-catching headway as the field entered the straight and, although unable to sustain her effort in the final furlong, she showed enough to suggest she can win a race of this nature. Rock In Peace makes plenty of appeal on debut, but marginal preference is for Duck Egg Blue in a visor for the first time.

Approcaillis - Dundalk 19:35

Approcaillis produced a career-best on just his second outing for the Michael O'Callaghan yard at this venue last time, opening his account at the sixth time of asking and giving the impression there could well be more to come. Fifth over the same C&D on his penultimate start, he showed the benefit of that outing with an improved display last time and found plenty to win from well off the pace. The way he finished suggests the return to this longer trip will see him in an even better light and Approcaillis can defy a 6 lb hike in the weights with a defeat of recent C&D winner Strada Di Corsoli.

Hurricane Cass - Dundalk 20:35

Hurricane Cass ran an encouraging race on his return from over nine months off the track at Naas last time and, having travelled as well as anything through the race, he kept on for a respectable fourth in the circumstances. He didn't get the clearest of runs that day, but is unlikely to have finished much closer after becoming understandably tired in the closing stages and should strip fitter for that first outing of the campaign. A winner of his only previous start here, Hurricane Cass remains lightly-raced for a four-year-old and he can see off the attentions of Maskoon for a second career victory.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All at Dundalk)

Back Duck Egg Blue in the 18:05
Back Approcaillis in the 19:35
Back Hurricane Cass in the 20:35

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