Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Cracking the code-crossers

Galianna carries the famous J P McManus silks at Clonmel tonight

After a hat trick of winners last night at Punchestown, Timeform's Irish team look at three races at Clonmel.

Galianna dotted up in the corresponding race two years ago..looks primed to repeat her previous success for her shrewd connections.

Often at this time of year, looking at previous Flat form figures for horses who have been campaigned over timber during the winter months does not give a true reflection of that horse's chance in a race on the level; increased handicap marks attained for improved performances in National Hunt events are not reflected in flat ratings. Tonight at Clonmel, three horses in particular look well treated, based on their recent exploits in the other code.

The first of them is One Cool Shabra, who won on three occasions over hurdles over the winter and ran well in defeat behind Snap Tie at the Punchestown festival on his most recent outing. Add a promising fourth-place finish from out of the handicap at Leopardstown in March on his last Flat run, and his profile to run well tonight is further enhanced.

Enter The Dragon, despite being the elder statesman of the field in his race, is also weighted to figure back on the Flat after a victory over hurdles at Tipperary three weeks ago. Though unproven on the level at further than 12 furlongs, that run suggests tonight's step up to two miles should not inconvenience.

Galianna dotted up in the corresponding race to tonight's 19:10 two years ago, and though that was off an 8lb lower mark and this is her first Flat race since September 2010, she is another who brings good hurdle form onto the level, winning at Navan late in March on her penultimate start and a good third at Wexford on her latest. She looks primed to repeat her previous success for her shrewd connections.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Clonmel
Back One Cool Shabra in the 18:10
Back Enter The Indian in the 18:40
Back Galianna in the 19:10
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