Timeform’s three best bets at Fairyhouse on Friday 11 June



Timeform highlight the three best bets at Fairyhouse on Friday.

“…showed improved form when second on his handicap debut at Leopardstown eight days ago…”

Timeform on Powerful Kieran

Silver Surfer – 15:50 Fairyhouse

Silver Surfer has filled the runner-up spot on his last three starts, showing fairly useful form in the process. He sets a pretty good standard here and looks ready for six furlongs, so he’s worth another chance in the hope that the application of first-time blinkers gives him the competitive edge he needs to get off the mark. Heart To Heart could be a completely different proposition this time, with Schiele a likely newcomer on paper.

Free Solo – 17:25 Fairyhouse

Free Solo has been a shade disappointing in two starts this season, but he is clearly capable of useful form on his day, as he showed when hitting the frame in a couple of listed races last season. He takes a significant drop in grade here and rates very much the one to beat if bouncing back to his best in first-time cheekpieces, representing the Jessica Harrington team which continues on a roll (80% of horses running to form). Bellagio Man, who remains relatively unexposed, is feared most ahead of Silver Service.

Powerful Kieran – 19:40 Fairyhouse

Powerful Kieran showed improved form when second on his handicap debut at Leopardstown eight days ago, staying on strongly to be beaten only two and a half lengths behind Aurora Princess, who advertised the strength of that form when following up on her next start. Powerful Kieran should have more to offer – especially now stepping up to a mile and a half – and is fancied to defy a 4 lb higher mark to open his account. Female Approach and Ragtime Red can battle it out for the minor honours.