Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday 9 January

Horses jumping a fence
Clonmel stages the Irish action on Thursday

Timeform pick out the best bets at Clonmel on Thursday...

"...took a step forward on his handicap debut..."

Timeform on Fighting Fit

Vitudurum - 12:50 Clonmel

Vitudurum produced his best effort yet when a staying-on fourth on his handicap debut at Tramore on New Year's Day, and he could yet do better, keeping in mind his lightly-raced profile. This is a weaker contest and looks a good opportunity for Vitudurum to get off the mark.

Fighting Fit - 14:30 Clonmel

Fighting Fit showed gradual improvement in maiden hurdles and took a step forward on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse last time, finishing third and shaping extremely well. He was outpaced after the third-last but kept on well in the straight, strongly suggesting that he would benefit from a step up in trip, and he is well up to winning handicaps off this mark.

Bridge Native - 15:05 Clonmel

Bridge Native produced a career-best effort when getting off the mark at Tramore on New Year's Day and she looks to be on a fair mark as she tackles a handicap chase for the first time. She has had only three starts over fences, so could be open to further improvement in this sphere, and her claims are obvious.

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