Horse Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets at Punchestown on Thursday

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Timeform provide three bets from Punchestown on New Year's Eve...

"...she should improve for that experience..."

Timeform on Humble Glory

Deilginis - 13:05 Punchestown

Deilginis ran out a convincing winner of a beginners' chase at Cork last January and followed up in similarly authoritative fashion in a mares' handicap chase at Clonmel in February, largely impressing with her jumping. She took advantage of a lower mark over hurdles on her return here last month, extending her winning sequence to three, and she still looks well treated off a mark 10 lb higher than the one she last defied over fences. She is a mare on an upward curve and still has more to offer.

Trixie Mc - 15:10 Punchestown

This is not a strong race so Trixie Mc makes appeal having finished runner-up on her first couple of starts in handicap company. She was below her best last time but she did too much too soon on the front end and is better judged on her previous efforts. Her second at Navan, to a rival who has since run well in a competitive event at Leopardstown, was especially encouraging and gives her strong claims in this company.

Humble Glory - 15:40 Punchestown

Humble Glory made her debut under Rules in a mares' maiden hurdle at Tramore earlier this month and she offered plenty of encouragement in second, shaping better than a two-and-a-quarter-length defeat would suggest. Humble Glory was going as well as the big two in the market at the second-last but she she was badly hampered on landing, losing any chance, while she was also impeded slightly at the final obstacle. She should improve for that experience and looks the one to beat on her switch to bumpers.

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Riviere D'Etel - 13:35 Punchestown
5 - Gordon Elliott's number of winners in the past ten runnings

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