Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Thursday November 20

Hidden Cyclone is the star turn at Thurles this afternoon
Hidden Cyclone is the star turn at Thurles this afternoon

There's a good card at Thurles on Thursday and Timeform put up three bets for you...

Thurles 12:25 - As de Ferbet

As de Ferbet makes his debut for the all-conquering Willie Mullins yard having shown fairly useful form in France, and he could prove difficult to beat in the opening 18-furlong beginners' chase at Thurles. Just four-years-old, receiving a fair chunk of weight from his elder rivals, As de Ferbet is an exciting prospect and it would be a surprise were he not to improve markedly for his leading yard.

Thurles 12:55 - Hidden Cyclone 

High-class chaser Hidden Cyclone has a fine record fresh and this looks a good opportunity for the Ryanair Chase second to make a winning reappearance. Hidden Cyclone registered just one victory last term, but it was a highly-successful campaign which saw Shark Hanlon's versatile chaser finish runner-up in three Grade 1 races, and he is undoubtedly the class horse here. 

Thurles 15:05 - On Winsome Wings

Point winner On Winsome Wings hadn't shown much under Rules prior to finishing fourth at Limerick last time, but that was definitely a step in the right direction, his first meaningful piece of form in this sphere, and he shaped better than the distance beaten would suggest having been given too much to do. He looks a potential improver making his handicap debut up in trip, with blinkers on for the first time and crack claimer Shane Shortall taking the ride. 

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Thurles

Back As de Ferbet in the 12:25
Back Hidden Cyclone in the 12:55
Back On Winsome Wings in the 15:05


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