Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday August 7
Dancing Waves – Curragh 14:35
Hydrangea and Light Laughter will both have their supporters for this two-year-old minor event, and understandably so given represent leading yards on the back of eye-catching efforts, but the race could well go to Dancing Waves who was an impressive scorer at Down Royal last month, looking the type to win plenty more races. Ger Lyons' filly built stpped up appreciably on her debut when winning by five lengths that day, proving in a league of her own, and her entry in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Hyndrangea also in this race) on September 11th highlights the regard in which she's held.
Fort Del Oro – Curragh 16:05
Air Force Blue is still Timeform top rated for this Group 3 Phoenix Sprint based on his exploits at two, but he's just about hanging on to a rating that has already been downgraded, and a safer bet is Fort Del Oro who has produced smart form when winning listed races at Naas in April (over five furlongs on her return) and July (six furlongs). Fort Del Oro only made her debut as a three-year-old last May and remains unexposed after just nine starts, so there could well be more to come from Eddie Lynam's filly.
Chestnut Fire – Curragh 16:35
Chestnut Fire continues to edge down the weights (now 4 lb higher than his last winning mark) and left the impression that he could be about to capitalise on the handicapper's mercy when sixth in a big-field Galway handicap won by Beau Satchel 12 days ago. Indeed, four-year-old Chestnut Fire have finished a good deal closer had he not encountered traffic problems and compensation awaits.
Back Dancing Waves in the 14:35
Back Fort Del Oro in the 16:05
Back Chestnut Fire in the 16:35