Horse Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets from Leopardstown on Thursday 23 July

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Timeform pick out their three best bets in Ireland on Thursday

Timeform identify three bets at Leopardstown on Thursday...

"...open to further improvement and should pay his way in handicaps..."

Timeform on Mr Mooj

Fernando Vichi - 13:30 Leopardstown

Bred more for stamina than speed, Fernando Vichy shaped very well when runner-up at Navan on his debut earlier this month, and in fact would have won in another stride or two. He is open to improvement and will take plenty of beating as he bids to go one better.

Dark Magic - 14:30 Leopardstown

Dark Magic stepped up considerably on his reappearance effort when landing the odds at Naas last month, and he again ran well on the back of a 4 lb rise when narrowly failing at Dundalk recently, his stamina kicking in late on but just not soon enough for him to reel in the winner. This step back up to a mile should suit him and he has a good chance of regaining the winning thread.

Mr Mooj - 16:00 Leopardstown

Mr Mooj confirmed his debut promise when opening his account at the second attempt at Dundalk back in January, and he very much caught the eye when third on his return to action at Fairyhouse last month, ending up in a less than ideal position given the way the race panned out but showing good stamina to stay on well late in the day. He is open to further improvement and should pay his way in handicaps, with an opening mark of 80 perhaps on the lenient side.

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