Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Regal to Power home

The Johnny Murtagh-trained Regal Power offers a bit of value
The Johnny Murtagh-trained Regal Power offers a bit of value

The Irish racing on Thursday comes from Tipperary and Timeform offer three bets for you...

A number of Regal Power's efforts since suggest that his ability remains intact, and he shaped well under a 10-lb claimer at Navan recently, finishing in mid-division after meeting trouble in running from a less-than-ideal position.

Champagne Or Water and Kernoff have the best form on offer in the five-furlong maiden at 17:35 but the standard they set is not an exacting one, and a chance is taken on the once-raced Right First. Right First, who represents David Wachman, was well held on her sole start as a juvenile, finishing mid-division in a Curragh maiden. She offered something to work on, however, not knocked about in the closing stages, and ought to be capable of much better in time. Whether that comes at this minimum trip is a question mark as Right First's pedigree indicates she may need further, but she is worth chancing. 

The five-furlong handicap at 18:35 is undoubtedly an open affair and, at double-figure odds, it could be worth taking a chance on the Johnny Murtagh-trained Regal Power. Regal Power won a six-furlong handicap off a mark of 71 on his seasonal bow last year and he looks well treated this evening, able to race off a mark of just 68. A number of his efforts since suggest that his ability remains intact, and he shaped well under a 10-lb claimer at Navan recently, finishing in mid-division after meeting trouble in running from a less-than-ideal position. Regal Power is well handicapped if everything clicks and offers good value here. 

Marshim ran a respectable race when finishing sixth at Cork four days ago, actually shaping much better than the bare result, and he is extremely interesting in the two-and-a-half mile handicap hurdle (19:35) with Davy Russell a notable jockey booking. Marshim, back down to his last winning mark, made a bad mistake at the fourth flight at Cork, put on the back foot as a consequence, and was not unduly punished in the closing stages once it was clear that he wasn't going to get there. Marshim is clearly on a fair mark, shapes as if he is back in form and has the benefit of a top jockey; he should go close. 

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Tipperary

Back Right First in the 17:35
Back Regal Power in the 18:35
Back Marshim in the 19:35

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