Dermot Weld’s stable jockey has live prospects of a treble aboard Clare Rose, Eshaarat and Raise A Storm.
Last Thursday, at Tipperary, Smullen rode his first winner for Pat Carey on Clare Rose and he can double that tally, on the same mare, in the Kielys’ Electrical Store Handicap.
The selection was a good order in the market then and justified the confidence with a smooth two and a half lengths defeat of previous winner, The Red Fellow.
She is fancied to defy a mandatory 5lbs penalty, at the main expense of Saturday’s easy Curragh victor, Premier View.
Smullen can team up with Weld to take the Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden with the once-raced Eshaarat.
The daughter of Zafonic performed with plenty of promise at Navan back in October when beaten about six lengths into fifth place behind Snippets.
Hopefully, Smullen will be seeking a third success by the time he partners David Wachman’s Raise A Storm in the concluding River Rock Race.
Raise A Storm was a desperately unlucky loser over flights at Tramore last time. He was at least ten lengths clear of eventual winner, Windfall, when toppling over at the last.
Previously, the six-year-old ran another fine race when third in a bumper to Royal Alphabet and Flexible Action at Fairyhouse.
Wachman can initiate a double with Le-Monde in the Grand Hotel Killarney Chase. This progressive sort won well over fences at Cork and was noted doing all his best work at the end when seventh of 27 behind Berengarius in a 14 furlongs flat race at Navan on Friday night.
Le-Monde can now make the most of a generous weight concession from dual success story over fences, Janidou.