Timeform Irish SmartPlays: Monday 16 December

Horses jumping hurdle
There is jumps racing from Naas on Monday

Timeform pick out their three best bets from Naas on Monday...

"...he remains potentially well treated here if the pick of his form over hurdles is anything to go by..."

Timeform on Conright Boy

Yukon Lil - 12:50 Naas

Yukon Lil showed fairly useful form in bumpers last season, producing her best effort when winning a listed event at Gowran. The Willie Mullins yard won this race 12 months ago with another talented bumper performer in the shape of Relegate, and, still only a five-year-old, Yukon Lil looks to have a bright future over obstacles in her own right, with this appealing as a very winnable race for her debut. Rhythm Divine sets the standard among those with previous experience over hurdles and can give the selection most to do.

Bapaume - 14:25 Naas

Bapaume failed to meet market expectations when only seventh on his chasing debut at Fairyhouse last month, but he showed an aptitude for jumping fences for a long way and would appear to hold leading claims here if building on that performance as expected. Indeed, he was much the best of these over hurdles, being well established as a very smart performer in that discipline, and the drop back in trip here is likely to be in his favour if the way he shaped last time is anything to go by (folded rapidly from two out). School Boy Hours and Press Conference head the list of dangers.

Conright Boy - 15:00 Naas

Conright Boy proved he retains all his ability when second at Gowran last time, rallying well after a mistake two out to be beaten only six lengths. That was just his third start over fences and he remains potentially well treated here if the pick of his form over hurdles is anything to go by, with his last win in that sphere coming from a mark 18 lb higher than the one he finds himself on now. Muyam Spirit and Tongie are others who might have a say in proceedings.

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