Timeform Irish SmartPlays: City too Slick for rivals

McCoy has some good chances at Naas
McCoy has some good chances at Naas

There is graded race action at Naas this afternoon and Timeform bring you the pick of the best...

The progressive City Slicker stopped quickly at Ascot on his penultimate start but he resumed winning ways at Punchestown last time and can take the Grade 2 novice hurdle (15:25) this afternoon...

Getoutwhenyoucan showed improved form to register back-to-back successes last month and he can notch the hat-trick in the two-mile handicap hurdle (14:20). Getoutwhenyoucan's improved form coincided with the fitting of a hood, but, while it is surprising and somewhat disconcerting to see the headgear left off today, he is worth chancing as he is clearly on the up at present. The booking of A.P McCoy is another factor in his favour and he should go close. 

The progressive City Slicker stopped quickly at Ascot on his penultimate start but he resumed winning ways at Punchestown last time and can take the Grade 2 novice hurdle (15:25) this afternoon. Willie Mullins' six-year-old has won three of his four starts this season - the only loss coming in an ultra-competitive handicap at Ascot - and he has looked a much-improved performer, impressing with how he travels through his races. He typically pulled hard at Punchestown last time, where the step up to two and a half miles wasn't sure to suit, but he led on the bridle turning for home and won the minor event with plenty in hand. He will be well served by dropping back to the minimum distance, while the fitting of a hood could help him settle, so he makes plenty of appeal.

See Double You couldn't justify market support at Thurles on Friday, finishing a creditable second, but he is undoubtedly well treated over fences and can take the three-mile handicap chase at 16:30. See Double You has achieved more over hurdles - which explains why he is 13 lb higher in that sphere - but it is encouraging that he has strung together two solid efforts over fences and it is a positive that Paul Carberry takes over in the saddle. See Double You is worth backing to break his duck over fences.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Naas

Back Getoutwhenyoucan in the 14:20
Back City Slicker in the 15:25
Back See Double You in the 16:30

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