Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Wednesday 22 May

Horse from above
There is Flat racing from Cork on Wednesday evening

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Cork on Wednesday evening...

"...likely would of gone very close to breaking his duck granted a clear run when fourth at Dundalk last month..."

Timeform on Esprit de Lumiere

AZWAH - 18:35 Cork

AZWAH takes the eye on pedigree, being out of an Irish 1000 Guineas winner, and she may be up to making a winning start in what looks an ordinary maiden, with the fine form of the Dermot Weld yard an ongoing recommendation (six winners from last 20 runners). Highland Dress is another likely newcomer, while Crockford sets a fairly useful standard on the pick of his form.

TRANCHEE - 19:05 Cork

Also representing the Weld team, TRANCHEE shaped nicely amidst inexperience in a race won by the subsequent 2000 Guineas winner at Naas last autumn, so he's well worth a chance to improve past Morpho Blue, who's latest effort also appeal as strong form (short head behind Happen). Balefire is the pick of the others.


ESPRIT DE LUMIERE has improved equipped with blinkers/stepped up in trip of late, and likely would of gone very close to breaking his duck granted a clear run when fourth at Dundalk last month. He can prove his mark a workable one back on turf. Dreamboat Dave and Lyrical Attraction are closely matched with the selection and feared most, ahead of Military Star and Kinch.

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