Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Sunday December 20

There's racing at Thurles on Sunday
There's racing at Thurles on Sunday

Timeform have identified the three best bets from Thurles on Sunday.

Just Cause bumped into a useful prospect when finishing runner-up here last month and he is expected to bounce back to winning ways.

Thurles 13:10 - Tomcoole Lad

Tomcoole Lad registered a first success when scoring at Galway in October and he ran at least as well in defeat when finishing runner-up at Fairyhouse on his only subsequent start, only giving best to a horse showing improvement on the day. Tomcoole Lad remains on a fair mark and looks likely to give another good account, so his claims are obvious.


Thurles 14:10 - Desoto County

Desoto County failed to run up to his best on all three starts for Donald McCain last year, but it's worth taking a chance that the switch to Gordon Elliott's yard may spark a change in fortunes. Desoto County's handicap mark has fallen following last season's disappointing efforts and he can cash in on his advantageous mark now that he's moved yard.


Thurles 14:40 - Just Cause

Just Cause bumped into a useful prospect when finishing runner-up here last month and he is expected to bounce back to winning ways. Just Cause had previously made an impressive winning hurdling debut at Cork, taking the eye with how well he travelled through the race, and he remains open to plenty of improvement having made just four starts under Rules.


Timeform Irish SmartPlays: (All at Thurles)

Back Tomcoole Lad in the 13:10
Back Desoto County in the 14:10
Back Just Cause in the 14:40

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