Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Road to success

Timeform provide you with three bets from Fairyhouse
Timeform provide you with three bets from Fairyhouse

Timeform focus on the racing at Fairyhouse, providing you with three selections...

A fairly useful hurdler, Talbot Road, like so many from the Arthur Moore yard, always looked like he would be seen to better effect over fences and he shaped nicely on his first start in this sphere, staying on well in the closing stages behind a couple of useful prospects...

Talbot Road created a good impression on his chasing debut at Punchestown and should take a bit of beating in the beginners' chase at 13:15. A fairly useful hurdler, Talbot Road, like so many from the Arthur Moore yard, always looked like he would be seen to better effect over fences and he shaped nicely on his first start in this sphere, staying on well in the closing stages behind a couple of useful prospects. Talbot Road remains open to plenty of improvement and should benefit from the extra emphasis on stamina; he can take advantage of this good opportunity.

Our second bet runs in the following race as we take a chance on Jimmy The Hat landing the 25-furlong handicap chase at 13:50. Jimmy The Hat displayed fair form over hurdles, winning a novices' handicap at Perth in August, and he ran to a similar level on his first start over fences for this yard at Tipperary, finishing third. Jimmy The Hat failed to make an impression on two subsequent starts but he now goes handicapping in this sphere from a lenient-looking mark and is of interest for an in-form yard.

Kick Start has yet to get his head in front but he shaped extremely well over C&D on his penultimate start and can win the two-mile handicap hurdle (15:00). Kick Start produced a below-par display at Clonmel last time but he had been in good form prior to that, and he is worth another chance with a reproduction of his C&D effort likely to see him go close.

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Fairyhouse

Back Talbot Road in the 13:15
Back Jimmy The Hat in the 13:50
Back Kick Start in the 15:00


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