Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Tuesday 29 January

Runners jump a fence
There is jumps racing from Down Royal on Tuesday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Down Royal on Tuesday...

"Now partnered by Jack Kennedy, she can build on that and get off the mark at the ninth time of asking ..."

Timeform on Layotah of North

Eclat Des Mottes - Down Royal 15:25

In a trappy affair, it looks worth siding with Eclat Des Mottes, who proved to be a disappointment at Fairyhouse in December, but he created a positive impression when winning on hurdling debut at Downpartick in August, and considering he wasn't persevered with last time, it would be no surprise should he bounce back to form. Lord In Red and Denwork are just a couple of possible threats in a wide open contest.

Layotah of North - Down Royal 15:55

Layotah of North is now winless in eight career starts, but she ran her best race yet when finishing second on her handicap debut at Naas 23 days ago, going second on the run-in and getting carried left late on. Now partnered by Jack Kennedy, she can build on that and get off the mark at the ninth time of asking off a 3 lb higher mark than last time. Wings Like Arion has struggled over fences the last twice, but is a threat now switched back to timber.

Golden Spread - Down Royal 16:25

The fact that expensive purchase and point winner Andy Dufresne is so well supported on Rules debut is an obvious clue, but he's odds on at the time of writing, and it may be worth taking him on at the prices with the once-raced Golden Spread. He shaped with a good deal of promise when third on debut at Galway in August, keeping on well having conceded first run. With that experience under his belt, he can build on that and make it second time lucky.

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