Timeform's SmartPlays team pick out the best bets from Thurles on Thursday.
"Daneking hasn't always delivered what's expected of him, including when he was a below-form second at this course recently, though this is a race his trainer often targets..."
Give Me A Break - 12:50 Thurles
Give Me A Break ran over an inadequate trip last time and wasn't seen to best effect, though he remains with potential over fences and, returned to 22 furlongs here, he can get back on track to record a victory. Dangers include recent Fairyhouse third Rightville Boy and the returning Bothair Clei.
Sizing Scorpion - 14:35 Thurles
The progressive Sizing Scorpion has gone up only 5 lb for his win at Fairyhouse earlier in the month and might find that insufficient to stop him going in again even in a fairly competitive race. Dangers abound should he slip up, with handicap debutant For Pedro and recent Limerick second Sacre Malta among the more likely to threaten.
Daneking - 15:10 Thurles
Daneking hasn't always delivered what's expected of him, including when he was a below-form second at this course recently, though this is a race his trainer often targets (won three of last four runnings) and he can gain overdue compensation here. Jennies Jewel, who won on the Flat at Galway last month, looks likely to give him most to do.
Timeform Irish SmartPlays
All at Thurles
Back Give Me A Break in the 12:50
Back Sizing Scorpion in the 14:35
Back Daneking in the 15:10