Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Jones a Great bet in the opener

Willie Mullins can enjoy a successful evening at Kilbeggan

Timeform identify three bets at Kilbeggan on Monday...

Great Jones had been off the track for seven months prior to his hurdling debut over C&D earlier this month, but he shaped with promise, travelling smoothly and creating the impression that he is capable of winning in this sphere...

The two-mile maiden hurdle which gets proceedings underway at 18:00 can go to the Willie Mullins-trained Great Jones. Great Jones had been off the track for seven months prior to his hurdling debut over C&D earlier this month, but he shaped with promise, travelling smoothly and creating the impression that he is capable of winning in this sphere. He has a bit to find with Courage based on the bare form, but Willie Mullins' charge is open to more improvement than that rival and can take the opening event.

In the following two-and-a-half mile handicap hurdle (18:30), Not For Changing can register a first success. Gordon Elliott's runner was only a modest performer in bumpers, but he has looked progressive over hurdles, albeit without being able to win, and his recent debut over fences in a hot beginners' chase represented a career-best effort. He enters this contest in good form and is capable of showing further improvement.

We wait until the final race on the card (21:00) to bring you our third SmartPlay. The Paparrazi Kid has always shown ability, winning a bumper on his first outing under Rules, and he has progressed nicely over hurdles, shaping better than the bare result on his penultimate start prior to winning well in a competitive event at Punchestown last time. He is an interesting recruit to chasing and can get off the mark in this sphere at the first time of asking.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Kilbeggan

Back Great Jones in the 18:00
Back Not For Changing in the 18:30
Back The Paparrazi Kid in the 21:00

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