Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday January 23

Racing comes from Gowran Park today
Racing comes from Gowran Park today

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Thyestes Chase day at Gowran Park...

"Narrow preference goes to Los Amigos who has taken his form to a new level of late..."

It's a maiden hurdle under consideration first (13:45) in which Sizing Granite showed a suitable level of form on his hurdling debut to get the vote for today's contest. There are sure to be more winners form the race he contested at Leopardstown on Boxing Day, and given he was an admirable third then on what was his racecourse bow he can put his ability and that experience to good use here. The Doorman and Asitsohappens are the two most likely to give the selection something to think about. 

It's a handicap hurdle under consideration next (14:45) in which the hat-trick seeking Federici will no doubt be popular. However it's better to side with Royal Flight; the race she won at Down Royal last time has been well advertised subsequently with the runner-up running out an easy winner. She looked to have some reserves left in the locker on her last run and a follow-up here is very much on the cards. Cassells Rock is another to keep an eye on in receipt of a healthy weight allowance. 

Our final bet of the day comes in the feature contest, a highly competitive handicap chase over 25 furlongs (15:15). As you would expect there are a number who hold strong claims, but narrow preference goes to Los Amigos who has taken his form to a new level of late. He made a winning start over fences on his first run back for his former yard at Fairyhouse in November and has added to that tally over timber since. He looks the pick at the weights and with this thorough test of stamina sure to suit, a bold bid is expected. 

Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Gowran Park

Back Sizing Granite @ 4.03/1 in the 13:45
Back Royal Flight @ 5.49/2 in the 14:45
Back Los Amigos @ 9.417/2 in the 15:15

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