Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Saturday August 13
Flagstaff – 16:05 Tramore
An open maiden, but at the prices it could be worth chancing Flagstaff, who hasn't shown much in two starts to date, but was clearly still learning at Gowran Park last time when finishing sixth of seven over 9.5f. She should have come on for that run, and, representing top connections with an attractive pedigree to boot; she is not one to give up on yet. Remarkable Lady sets the standard on form, but is certainly vulnerable to improvers here, being a twelve-race maiden.
Shan Dun Na Ngall – 17:50 Tramore
Shan Dun Na Ngall is yet to win a race on the Flat, but has shown improved form over hurdles since joining Gordon Elliott, and could be worth chancing now returning to this sphere for new connections. If in the same sort of form as when winning at Down Royal over hurdles earlier this summer, he may well take some pegging back from this lowly Flat handicap mark. A similar sort of case can be made for Mind The Pennies, who has also been running well over jumps recently, and he may provide the each-way play.
Misty Lady – 19:25 Tramore
Misty Lady was unsurprisingly unsuited by trips of between 10f and 12f in her three maiden runs on the Flat, given that she is a winner over three miles over hurdles, and she may have been let into the handicap on a lenient mark here with that in mind as she steps up to a more suitable trip today. She remains open to further improvement in this sphere and is worth chancing. There are a few interesting rivals in the field, however, and the likes of Ondamoura and Scenic Star cannot be written off, either.
Back Flagstaff in the 16:05
Back Shan Dun Na Ngall in the 17:50
Back Misty Lady in the 19:25