Daily Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets at Downpatrick

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Timeform provide their three best bets at Downpatrick

Timeform provide their three best bets at Downpatrick on Friday...

"... she is taken to continue her progress in this sphere."

Timeform on The Sliding Rock

Kilmurry - 13:30 Downpatrick

Kilmurry's two best efforts have both come at this venue, twice finishing second, including once over this distance. He ran no sort of race when fifth at Wexford last month, but he returned to form at the same venue last time, only managing a place better but running a much better race. He has a good performance in him and is clearly suited by the demands of this course, so he is taken to belatedly open his account.

The Sliding Rock - 14:35 Downpatrick

The Sliding Rock ran to a fair level in bumpers, and she didn't need to improve on that to make a successful hurdling debut at Wexford last month, the manner in which she knuckled down in the straight suggesting that stamina is very much her strong suit. With that in mind, it was odd to see her dropped back to just over two miles at Punchestown last time, and though she duly found the trip inadequate, she still showed improved form to finish runner-up. This step back up in trip should show her to much better advantage and she is taken to continue her progress in this sphere.

Get Smart - 15:10 Downpatrick

A winning hurdler, Get Smart was well beaten on his chase debut at Tipperary in July, but he showed the benefit of that outing when producing a much improved effort to finish runner-up at the same venue last time, running to a fair level. He was admittedly let down somewhat by his jumping in the latter stages, making two mistakes over the three final fences that put paid to any chances he had of winning, but that form is pretty solid in the context of this race and, he should take plenty of beating provided he takes his fences with a little more aplomb this time around.

Smart Stat

3 - Gordon Elliott's number of winners in past 7 runnings. (saddles TULLYBEG at 13:00)

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