Timeform Irish SmartPlays: You'll be Thankful when Beyond scores

Jim Bolger: Trainer of Beyond Thankful.

Timeform suggest three bets on this evening's card at Killarney...

"Beyond Thankful finally returned to form last time when third in a fair race at Corak and might be worth a chance to build on that now..."

Indian Icon (18:00) is the least exposed of these and took another step forward when a close second at Galway. He's preferred to Maudlin Magdalen, who is herself thriving, with Brown Butterfly not dismissed now back at a more suitable trip. Indian Icon improved for debut when scoring at Roscommon in June, and has improved in defeat since, beaten just a length by Lucky Kitten at Galway last time; he should have more yet to offer.

The Vincent O'Brien Ruby Stakes, a listed event over a mile and 100 yards due off at 18:30, looks wide open with the vote narrowly going to the Jim Bolger-trained Beyond Thankful. The three-year-old finally returned to form last time when third in a fair race at Corak and might be worth a chance to build on that now, whilst both Captain Joy and Royal Blue Star will be a threat if able to shrug off below-par efforts last time.

The Weld/Smullen combination took this prize 12 months ago thanks to Encrypted Message and Hisaabaat (19:30) can gain his second success on the level after a fine effort when fifth in the Galway Hurdle earlier this month. Eighteen Summers, Shalaman and Banker Burke are others to consider. 

Timeform Irish SmartPlays:
All at Killarney
Back Indian Icon in the 18:00
Back Beyond Thankful in the 18:30
Back Hisaabaat in the 19:30

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