Timeform identify three horses that are worth backing at Thurles on Thursday...
Blazing Sonnet was a dual winner over hurdles but she already looks like a better chaser judged on her runner-up effort at Naas earlier in the month...
Our first bet runs in the opening two-mile beginners' chase at 13:35 as we side with Blazing Sonnet. Blazing Sonnet was a dual winner over hurdles but she already looks like a better chaser judged on her runner-up effort at Naas earlier in the month. The eight-year-old mare travelled well at Naas but was ultimately well held and flattered by her proximity to the winner, though a repeat performance would see her go extremely close in this company and she appeals as a solid proposition.
Sonny B was a big disappointment at Limerick over Christmas but he seemed stretched by the step up to 21 furlongs on testing ground, and, back at a more suitable trip, he is worth chancing in the two-mile maiden hurdle at 14:35. Sonny B sets the standard based on his encouraging hurdling debut where he finished second having made a couple of early mistakes, and he is still entitled to build on the promise of that performance. He looks a big player if bouncing back to his best.
Off The Charts is a progressive sort and he can continue on an upward curve by taking the handicap hurdle at 15:35. Off The Charts showed improved form to get off the mark at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day, quickening well to lead before the last, and he may be capable of defying a 10 lb rise in this sort of form with his yard firing on all cylinders. This is a competitive event but few look so progressive as Dessie Hughes's charge and he is worth siding with.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Thurles
Back Blazing Sonnet in the 13:35
Back Sonny B in the 14:35
Back Off The Charts in the 15:35