Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday October 19

There is Flat racing from Navan on Wednesday
There is Flat racing from Navan on Wednesday

Timeform pick out three bets from Navan on Wednesday.


Bubbly Bellini - 15:10 Navan

British raider Giant Spark will prove popular here as he attempts to get back on track following a below-par effort in the Ayr Bronze Cup last time (sent off favourite), and he is respected with Pat Smullen on board. At the prices, however, it could be worth chancing Bubbly Bellini, who is well handicapped on the pick of his form (won from 10 lb higher in the weights earlier in the year).

Dew Line - 16:55 Navan

Dew Line arrives here on a career-high handicap mark, but did seem to excel herself when finishing fourth in a listed race at Naas just three days ago, and will take some beating here now back in a handicap if that form is taken literally. Elm Grove, who shaped better than the bare result when third at Limerick last time, and the lightly raced A Shin Kildare could capitalise if the selection does not run her race.

Like A Star - 17:25 Navan

Like A Star is from a family that Aidan O'Brien knows well (full-sister to the likes of Battle of Marengo) and is worth another chance to build on her promising debut effort when third at Leopardstown at the beginning of the season after failing to fire in a listed race since. The horses ahead of her at Leopardstown included subsequent group winners Somehow and Shamreen, and she gets the vote over current favourite Vigil.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
(All from Navan)

Bac Bubbly Bellini in the 15:10
Back Dew Line in the 16:55
Back Like A Star in the 17:25


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